If you are looking for ideas on what type of tile to use in your pool area, then this is the blog post for you.

You can find a list of different types and styles of tiles that would look great in any pool area. So check out our blog post below!

Swimming Pool Tile Ideas

1. Patterned Porcelain Tile

swimming pool using patterned porcelain tile

The aesthetics and durability of porcelain tiles have made it one of the most versatile and popular choices for swimming pool decor. Your kids will be able to play in the pool without worrying about hurting themselves on sharp edges.

2. Hexagon Tile

Blue Hexagon Tiles for swimming pool

This pool tile is a hexagon, and it looks like a honeycomb. Hexagon pool tiles are made of porcelain, and they have a perfect finish. They also give off an elegant feel to the pool area.

Would you like to see more hexagon designs for pool waterlines? Here is a new collection of Aquatica hexagon tiles.

3. Black Tile for Swimming Pool

Black Tile for Swimming Pool

The use of black tile for swimming pools is an innovative way to change the look and feel. It is attractive and is most often used in upscale pools. Black tiles can be installed on the floor, as well as the walls of the pool. 

This material gives the illusion of depth by using dark colors that contrast with a more light-colored background. The black tile with the tempered glass fence is a sleek and luxurious look for the pool area.

4. Corner Mosaic Tile

The highest quality pool tiles

These tiles are accurate replicas of tiles found in ancient Roman homes, but they are much more contemporary than the original versions.

The Mosaic tiles are an affordable option for tile and can be cut to fit in the corner shapes of pools. They come in many different colors, so it's easy to find one that fits your style.

5. Herringbone Pattern

Swimming pool using herringbone tile pattern

One type of tile that can be used to update the look of a pool area is the herringbone tile pattern. This particular design will give your pool an updated and more modern appearance.

The main advantage of using this pattern is that it helps prevent slipping hazards, which is always crucial for a swimming pool.

6. Mosaic Pool Tiles

Mosaic pool tiles For swimming pool

Mosaic tile is a great way to add some style and personality to your pool. It's also durable and will last for many years.

You can use this pool tile as an accent or border or place it around the pool for a unique look. Mosaic tiles come in various colors and patterns, so there's plenty of options to choose from! 

You can find more inspiration for the look in this article about Mosaic art for swimming pools.

7. A touch of medallions

swimming pool with medallion pool tile

These pool medallions can add a bit of sophistication and symbolic significance to your pool. They can be playful or abstract, depending on your style.

8. Blue Stitch

blue stich pool tile

This blue stitch pool tile is made up of little one-inch squares that have no order. Some people like to have their threads go vertical, while others prefer horizontal lines every other square.

9. World Map Pattern

world map pattern

There are a lot of beautiful and different styles and colors to choose from when it comes to tile. The world map pattern is just one example, but there are also tiles with symbolic images and blue and white tiles. The world maps come in brown land mixed in with blue, resulting in different shades of blue for the pool flooring.

10. Blue Block Tiles

swimming pool with blue block tiles

Blue block tiles are pretty popular. You can find these in different materials like porcelain, ceramic, and glass. Each material has its benefits depending on your preference.

11. Mermaid Luminescence

swimming pool with relaxing deck

Mermaid luminescence is a great way to have fun with your pool design. Not only does it look amazing, but it also makes the water extra shimmery and bright. Mermaid luminescence can be used as a waterline tiling project or as a border for the bottom of your pool; decoration above the water line is not recommended.

12. Beige And Brown

Beige and brown pool tiles

One of the best ways to make your pool stand out is by investing in the tile you use around it. Beige and brown are two colors that come in many different shades, so no matter what your pool’s color scheme is, there will be a way for you to find something perfect for it.

Love the look? You might like our backyard bar ideas with pools, too.

13. Garden Flower Pool Tile

Garden Flower Pool Tile

Garden flower pool tiles make pool interiors feel like lush gardens. They come in various designs, including ligularia flowers and azalea plants, making finding one specific to your style preferences easy.

If your landscaping plan includes flower garden ideas, this is a brilliant way to give them an extra dose of pizzazz.

14. Glass Coral Reef Pool Tile

coral mosaic pool tiles

The coral reef pool tile is an unglazed glass pool tile that provides the user with the look of sparkling water or ocean. It has many different colors of blue, purple, brown and more.

This pool tile offers a stunning visual effect while also making the swimming space more enjoyable and relaxing.

15. dolphin step markers

dolphin mosaic in swimming pool

The printed dolphin pool tile is an excellent design that will sure to be a hit in your backyard. The detail is revealed as it is passed along with your eye.

The dolphin is symbolic of playfulness and joy, and these positive attributes can be transferred to those who enter your pool area.

Pool Step Tile Ideas

16. Mosaic

Using mosaics tiles to decorate the pool steps

Using mosaics tiles to decorate the pool’s steps is a great way to give your swimming area a little something extra. The most popular mosaics tiles, and the easiest to find in stores, are glass mosaics.

17. Vinyl Liner

vinyl liner pool with corner steps

A pool liner is not only easier to clean and maintain but also provides a decorative touch for your pool. A vinyl liner can be used on the steps of the pool as an attractive accent. Vinyl liners are available in many different colors and patterns, so you're sure to find one that matches your taste.

18. Diamond Marker

diamond marker tile for decorating the pool steps

Pool tile ideas depend on the size of the pool and the style that you are looking for. If you are looking for an elegant look, we would recommend diamond marker tile for decorating the steps of the swimming pool.

19. Small accents and step markers

small pool tile on swimming pool steps

Small pool tile accents and step markers can make a pool look more appealing to the eye. Pool tile accents are available in both classic and contemporary styles.

They are also available in a variety of colors. Some pool tile accents even glow in the dark at night, providing an exciting night-time pool experience. They also increase safety by helping swimmers see where steps begin and end.

20. Mini Seashell Pool Tile

Mini Seashell Pool Tile on swimming pool steps

When you are looking for pool tile ideas, there are many different styles to choose from. One option, though, is using seashells as your tile.

They can be laid around the edge of the pool or on the steps. Seashells come in different colors, so you have many options when it comes to color choices.

Pool Deck Tile Ideas

21. Artificial Grass

a pool deck using artificial grass

The best thing about artificial grass is that it doesn't need any water or fertilizer. It's great for people who enjoy having their pools outside but don't have the time to maintain them.

Artificial grass is ideal on a pool deck because it's soft, durable, and comes in various colors! Learn how to lay artificial grass on the decking in this guide.

22. Travertine Tile

beautiful travertine tile for pool decking

A natural travertine tile is an excellent choice for pool deck tile. It does not erode with time and can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures. Another advantage of these tiles is that they are not slippery.

23. Wood Pool Deck Tile

A woman is making wood pool deck

One of the newest trends in tile is the wood look. This tile has planks, knots, and even an aged rustic look to it.

When installed over a deck, this wood-look tile will give you the look of natural wood without all of the maintenance that wood requires. For more information about wood deck tiles, see this article.

Don't forget pool coping!

24. Concrete Pool Coping

concrete modern pool coping

A concrete pool coping allows you to keep a nice and clean surface around the edges of your pool. It also creates a lot of interest and beauty when installed with a decorative pattern or design.

25. Concrete Pavers

Stabil Concrete Pavers Pool Coping

Concrete pavers are one of the most versatile and attractive options for pool coping. They come in a variety of natural colors, including black and brown, that not only complement the color of your pool but also blend with any surrounding landscaping.

26. Brick Coping

Brick Pool Coping for Swimming pool

Brick coping is a style that utilizes red clay bricks, which are cut to shape and laid on the pool edge in an overlapping pattern. It provides both aesthetic as well as functional benefits.

27. Porcelain

porcelain pool coping for your pool

Swimming pool coping made of this material will last for a very long time. Porcelain pool copings give your pool a beautifully finished look. You can easily find a color or pattern that will suit your style preference with this coping.

28. Clay Coping

durable swimming pool coping

A clay coping is a type of brick used to cover a pool edge. This prevents the pool from getting dirty and improves aesthetics.

Maintenance of a clay wall is usually done on an annual or semi-annual basis, so it's not something that will be in the way all the time.

29. Dark coping

dark-colored pool coping

The dark-colored pool coping is a dramatic option for owners who want to create a luxurious pool setting.

Slate pool coping is a good choice because it comes in many different dark colors, such as blue-grey, green, brown, and red. A pool with dark-colored pool coping is more relaxing and has a deep feel to it.

30. Flagstone coping

swimming pool with flagstone pool deck

Flagstone coping is a type of edging that is placed around pools or water features. The coping set the pool tile apart from the rest of the area and has an attractive look with its natural design.

Flagstone coping can be designed in many different ways, with the most popular being in patterns.

31. Square-Edge coping

swimming pool with wooden deck

One way to design pool coping is with the square edge. This coping type is a neat option for pool owners looking for something that will match their more modern design.

It is also a good option for pool owners who have pool designs that have straight edges rather than curves. The square edge is comfortable and provides a clean, linear finish that makes the pool appear refined.

Bottom line

You've probably seen some of these before or are even surprised you didn't think about them already. Hopefully, this list has given you a few ideas that will help make your pool area more enjoyable!

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