As Queenslanders, no one understands, appreciates and loves summer like we do at Stone & Tile Studio. There are a myriad of stone tiles available for use around your pool and pool decking — and choosing just one before summer arrives can be difficult.
Deciding which one to use depends on how you will use your pool and your property’s architectural style. Here are a few of the more popular natural stone tiles Brisbane is fond of, and why they might be the right choice for you.
Tiles for Pool Surroundings
Granite Tiles Brisbane
Pool designers often select granite tiles when looking for a consistent look that can stand the test of time, as it is one of the hardest natural stones available. Made primarily of quartz, granite is usually dark in colour. It holds a shine, and repels water, making it ideal for pool surrounds. Granite decking is perfect for pool designs that are natural in design, but also provides a good choice for more elegant settings.
Travertine Tiles Brisbane
With a reputation since ancient times for being hard-wearing and beautiful, travertine tile is one of the more popular materials for building luxury pool decks. The material is in as much demand today as ever, especially with pool builders who have come to depend on its porous nature, weather durability and ability to remain cool to the touch.
As travertine typically absorbs water instantly, pool surrounds are left virtually slip-free. Rich and luxurious in both its look and feel, pool designers will generally choose this material for artistic settings. Travertine tiles usually come in ivory, light brown, brown and gold in one of three finishes: tumbled (textured and porous), honed (smooth and matte), and polished (smooth and shiny).
Bluestone Tiles in Brisbane
Perfect for outdoor use, bluestone tiles are hardwearing, non-slip, and water resistant. Bluestone is an ideal choice of stone decking for an outdoor space that is surrounded by natural charm.
Normally blue-grey in colour, bluestone tiles is a material commonly finished in one of three ways — thermal, which gives a uniform texture; natural cleft, which creates a non-uniform texture; and honed, which have a highly smooth appearance.
Hardy and able to retain its beauty for years, regardless of the weather, limestone tile is one of the world’s go-to building materials. Many pool designers not only construct decks using limestone tiles, but also prefer to use its good looks for pool coping. It can be cut in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it a stress-free choice of decking for many homeowners.
Durable and alluring, limestone can tolerate extreme weather changes and hold up against continuous use. Available colours include grey, blue, tan, brown, and pink, among others.
Searching for Tile Stores in Brisbane?
If you want your pool area to be ready for summer, now is the time to order the perfect natural stone tiles Brisbane has available. For more ideas, inspiration and advice, browse through the pools area of our website or speak to the Stone & Tile Studio team in Brisbane today.