Searching for an innovative look for your pool addition or remodel? If you are looking for a design that knocks typical blue pool tiles out of the water, make a style splash with these unique pool tile examples from Instagram.
Patterned Poolside Tile
Want to add playful pizzazz to your pool area? Whether you go with a grayscale pattern or a pattern that’s as bright as the sun shining overhead, patterned tile creates a bold style statement in any outdoor space.
Pro tip: Thanks to ceramic tile’s versatility, use the same tile for the interior of your pool and for your pool surround for that extra WOW impact.
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Wood-Look Pool Tile
Wood may be the last material you think of for your pool surround, but these photos prove wood looks make a strong impression. Ceramic tile’s moisture resistance ensures that your tiles won’t be damaged by splashes or spills (as would wood), and tile’s style versatility means you’re not limited to traditional wood options.
[Related: 2020 Tile Trends: Refined Natural Wood Looks]
Dark Concrete-Look Pool Tile
Concrete may be a typical look for pool surrounds, but this isn’t a typical concrete look. With large-format gauged porcelain, this pool tile surround makes for a unique exterior in dark brownish-black tile slabs.
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Hexagon Pool Tile
A house as architecturally interesting as this one requires an equally unique poolside tile design. The weathered stone-look hex tiles are a great choice for indoor-outdoor tile, and the use of a single tile look throughout the entire space enhances the open design.
Pro tip: Glazed porcelain tiles won’t be damaged by sun, salt, or freeze/thaw conditions, which is why — according to @ceramicsofitaly — the architect specified glazed porcelain for this outdoor space!
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Distressed Pool Tile
You probably have to look twice to notice the subtle patterns in the weathered poolside tiles above, but that only adds to the design’s appeal. Don’t let the fading patterns fool you, though — ceramic tile won’t fade from the sun or pool chemicals.
Mosaic Pool Tile
We often see tile mosaics within pools, but this above-ground lane pool covered in pearly mosaic tiles is one-of-a-kind. These iridescent tiles reflect the sun to create a dazzling pool exterior.
Pro tip: Iridescent tiles also reflect candlelight!
Green Pool Tile
People often go with blue for the tiles inside a pool, but as @stonelotuslandscapes points out, green “can give a pool a darker, more natural and luxurious colour.” The mosaic of dark and light green shades in the first photo creates an under-the-sea vibe, while the emerald tile wall above the pool in the second photo evokes a vintage style, especially when paired with the black and white tile mosaic border.
> See more green tile ideas in our Design Gallery.
Checkered Pool Tile
A lot is going on here, and oh is it working! The pool surround and walls feature multiple patterned tile designs and the pool interior sports a unique green and black checkerboard pattern crowned with an eight-pointed star in the middle. The various design elements come together to create an impressive Moorish look.
Make a Splash With Ceramic Pool Tile
We’ve gathered even more pool tile ideas for you to explore on our Pinterest board, so you can find the perfect tile style to go with your other decor, your swimsuit, or even the cool drink in your hand. Then it’s time to sit back, relax, and let the worries float away — after all, ceramic tile’s waterproof system, fade resistance, chemical resistance, and easy cleaning leave you nothing to worry about!