Choosing a swimming pool or spa for your home is an exciting endeavor that will bring hours and years of joy and fun for the entire family. This is why choosing the best glass pool times is extremely important, especially since not all of them are created equal. This is why we always recommend choosing glass pool tiles that are manufactured to the highest quality and design standards, so that when installed, they stand the test of time.
We understand that a pool is a big investment and one that you want to make right once and not spend time and money fixing every few years. This is why at Armstone we stock a beautiful collection of Spanish glass pool tiles sourced from the two leading mosaic pool manufacturers in Spain.
Our selection consists of the ONIX and Ezarri collections. ONIX is one of Europe’s largest producers of pool mosaics. Their glass pool tiles are made of 98% recycled glass, an ideal solution for environmentally conscious pool designs and constructions. The Ezarri glass pool tiles are manufactured by an award-winning company. They’re also made from 100% recycled glass and as well as being eco-friendly, they are also re-recyclable.
These Spanish glass pool tiles are manufactured to the highest Australian Standards and under strict quality controls so that – once installed – they stand the test of time. The ONIX and Ezarri glass pool tiles incorporate cutting edge technologies that will add value and joy to your family for years to come.
Our ONIX collection have antibacterial and hygienic properties. As well as easing the cleaning process, they’re a healthier alternative for young and growing families. Meanwhile, our Ezarri pool tiles have a 25 year lifetime guarantee for aesthetics, durability and colour fade, all important considerations when choosing the best pool tiles for your outdoor spa or swimming pool.
Glass mosaic tiles are suitable for a variety of purposes. You can install them on either walls or floors of both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas and other water features like fountains or outdoor lakes. One of the many advantages of working with glass mosaic tiles is that they are 4mm thick and are more light-weight than other glass mosaics. These qualities make installation easy and with beautifully fine corners and a thin grout joint, these Spanish glass tiles will look (and feel) amazing around your swimming pool.
Another important consideration when choosing your glass pool tiles is checking their backing system for installation purposes. In the pool tiling industry, there are a few types of backings for mosaic tiles: mesh, paper-based, Jointpoint Panelling and the On Point (Dot) System. The most reliable of all these is the Jointpoint and On Point systems for many reasons. As the ONIX and Ezarri glass pool tiles utilise these systems, it’s another major reason why Armstone only supplies these Spanish pool mosaics.
Ezarri pool tiles use a Jointpoint Panelling System that was developed in 1992. It marked a new era for installing pool tiles as it allowed for maximum surface grip (92% of the mosaic’s surface can be used for adhesive application), ease of installation, excellent finishes, and free from the contracting and expanding effects of moisture (which deteriorates the mosaics over time). Similarly, Armstone’s ONIX range uses a Dot Backing System, allows for 91% adhesion of the tiles surface, has a high resistance to dampness, as well as extraordinary flexibility for different shapes and sizes and efficient installation.
While Jointpoint Panelling and Dot-Mounted/On Point Systems are the go-to for pool tiles, we do suggest a word of caution in the grouting process as oftentimes the grout peels after some time. This is both a safety and aesthetics concern. To avoid this, we recommend using the Traces System for grouting your mosaic glass pool tiles. The Traces System creates a maximum bond with the back of the glass swimming pool tiles and the substrate that it’s adhered to. As it doesn’t intrude into the grout joint, you can achieve full, uninterrupted grout coverage. It’s safe to say that the Traces System has revolutionised swimming pool tile application and will save you time and money when installing either the ONIX or Ezarri pool tiles.
So whether you want your swimming pool, spa or water feature to resemble a lagoon, resort, ocean, deep dark lake or to reflect every colour of the sky, you will find that our collection of Ezarri and ONIX pool tiles can cater to your every colour and design desire.
Much like our natural stone paver and structural porcelain pavers, we select our pool tiles based on the following trifactor: highest quality, pleasing aesthetic and unsurpassable safety. We’ve scoured the globe in order to find the best materials and designs that will breathe life and joy into your outdoor pool area.
Along with choosing your pool and glass pool tiles or mosaics, it’s important to find the best quality pavers and pool coping to complete your outdoor swimming pool or spa area. Our product range includes porcelain pavers and stone pavers, cobblestones, wall cladding, stone capping, garden pebbles, stepping stones and many accessories to complete your outdoor oasis.
Browse our Spanish ONIX and Ezarri glass pool tile collections online or visit our Sydney showroom in Glebe to see the pool mosaics in person. If you have any questions, reach our team of pool tile experts over email or by calling 1300 560 560. We would love to help guide you in this exciting process.
Choosing pool tiles can be a daunting process, but there is one question to get you started in the right direction: Are you tiling your entire pool, or just the waterline? Your answer will direct you towards the right choice. Armstone offers a wide range of glass pool tiles in a range of colours and styles suitable for any project! For a full list of our pool tiles, visit our website today!
At Armstone we’ve summarised pool tile cleaning into 8 very simple steps: 1) Clean away the organic material, 2) Brush glass pool lines, 3) Use the right cleaning solutions, 4) Drain and clean once a year, 5) Use a pumice stone on tough stains, 6) Soda blast as a last resort, 7) Use a solar cover, 8) Take preventative measures. For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with us at this link,today!
There are a number of reasons why pool tiles fall off. The most four common ones are: 1) Using an old and dated backing system, 2) Wrong type of adhesive used upon installation, 3) Not applying enough glue, 4) Poor workmanship.
When it comes to swimming pool tiles, it is important to understand that not all glass tiles are created equal. This is why at Armstone, we offer a beautiful collection of Spanish glass pool tiles manufactured by the leading glass pool tiles supplier in Spain. They are also one of the oldest glass mosaic manufacturers in Europe, so you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality of pool tiles available in the world.
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