Whether you’re looking for a luxurious place to relax and entertain or just a place to escape the summer heat, pool decks are the perfect way to do it. If you’re installing a new in-ground pool or renovating your old pool deck, choosing the right pool paver is key to maximizing your investment and getting the most enjoyment possible out of your new pool.
But with so many options to choose from, from porcelain paving tiles to wood deck tiles, how do you know which one is right for you? Before you commit to your new pool deck pavers and pool coping tiles, keep in mind these three key factors.
Make Sure Your Pool Pavers Stand Up to Salt
An important factor to consider when choosing pool pavers and pool coping tiles is their salt tolerance. Most pools contain salt, acids or other harsh minerals that keep the water clean but are highly corrosive to most materials.
To avoid premature damage and wear to your pool pavers, ensure that they’ve been salt tested and can stand up to salt exposure. All of Tile Tech’s porcelain paving tiles are salt-resistant with no special treatments or coatings required to preserve their durability. They’re engineered to be non-corrosive, and we even offer coping tiles specifically for swimming pool applications.
Make Sure Your Pool Pavers are Non-Slip
When selecting pool pavers, safety should always be a top priority. Make sure your pool deck pavers and pool coping tiles have a slip-resistant surface to minimize falling risk when the pavers are wet.
At Tile Tech, our porcelain deck pavers and pool coping tiles are rigorously tested for slip resistance, and all of our porcelain pavers exceed the recommended safety standard, repeatedly receiving a classification of “low slip potential.” At the same time, we ensure that all our porcelain deck tiles remain smooth and comfortable underfoot, never abrasive or rough.
Choose Pool Pavers That Stay Cool in the Heat
Anyone who has used a pool will have experienced the discomfort of scorching hot deck pavers underfoot as you make your way into or out of the pool. When choosing the best pool pavers for your project, look for an option that will remain cooler to the touch than its competitors.
At Tile Tech, we offer a range of porcelain paving tiles in bright and light colors that reflect the sun’s heat rather than absorb it. This heat-reflective technology keeps surface temperatures cooler than dark-colored paving materials and will keep your family more comfortable when enjoying the pool deck.
If you’re renovating your pool deck this year, change out your traditional brick or concrete for functional and beautiful porcelain pavers. Tile Tech’s porcelain paving tiles work seamlessly with our adjustable pedestals for a level pool deck that’s quick and easy to install in record time and on budget. Give us a call today at 888-380-5575 or contact us online to find out more about our porcelain pavers and other pool deck materials. We even offer matching pool coping tiles, and we’d be happy to send you a free product sample along with your complimentary project estimate.