During the past five years, the U.S. swimming pool construction industry grew by an impressive 3.8%. It's no surprise, then, that more homeowners are considering adding value to their home by installing a swimming pool (or upgrading their current pool to something even better). While merely having a pool is a nice perk, many homeowners really want to make their backyard oases stand out -- and that means paying attention to the latest outdoor design trends. If you really want to make a splash (pun intended) with your new pool, you'll want to consider these swimming pool tile design trends for 2019.
Glass pool tiles have been around for quite some time, but this trend is showing no signs of slowing. These popular tile designs provide a luxurious yet ethereal look to any swimming area. And when they're installed properly, they offer the greatest durability of pretty much all the available swimming pool tiles. Of course, most homeowners are drawn to the beauty of these pool tiles, rather than how well they withstand the elements. The elegant, sparkling quality these tiles offer will continue to make them an immensely in-demand choice throughout 2019 and beyond.
This trend actually refers to a type of pool design, rather than a type of tile. Infinity (or wet-edge) pools have widespread appeal for the picturesque aesthetic they provide. In today's Instagrammable world, it's no surprise that homeowners want to recreate the incredible view they experienced at a high-end hotel in their own backyard. This elegant type of pool is perfect for the homeowner who wants to highlight their truly special water features. The types of pool tiles commonly used in vanishing edge pools (which include glass, ceramic, and natural stone) will certainly keep popping up in these designs this year.
Sun shelves and tanning ledges are becoming more common for the average pool owner. It's the ideal way to catch some rays and to cool off without completely submerging one's self in the water. These elevated coves are located midway between the pool's edge and the bottom of the pool itself, meaning that you can easily position some chairs on this ledge. Sit and enjoy a book in this tile-covered cove -- and when you're ready to jump in, all you have to do is make your way off the ledge into the pool proper. Because these shelves will feature seamless tile design, it can act as a visual feature while adding even greater function to the pool area.
In the past, light-colored tile designs for pools were all the rage. But now, homeowners want something a bit darker. A pool with a darker interior provides a more natural look and even aids in our relaxation and tranquility. By using darker tile colors and more natural-looking materials, you can create an exotic escape from the rest of the world without ever leaving your own property. As a bonus, darker liners and tiles will retain heat more efficiently, which means the water will be even more divine (and you might not have to spend as much on heating it).
Today, homeowners want their pools to stand out for all the right reasons. A more natural and luxurious approach is key. To learn more about how our tile designs can allow you to achieve those sought-after looks, please contact us today.