Pool Waterline Tile

The tile located at the perimeter of a swimming pool is called the pool tile waterline. Apart from aesthetics, this band - usually 6'' in height, that runs around at the top has other practical and utility purposes as well. Majorly, these pool tiles create a seamless surface for oil, sunscreen, and dirt to cling to. And later, this helps the easy maintenance and cleaning of the pool.

There are many possibilities for creating a one-of-a-kind waterline design for your dreamy swimming pool. Whether it is the decorative mosaics or printed porcelain - let’s discuss the best pool waterline design ideas that you must have an eye on!

Patterned Porcelain Pool Tile

Patterned Porcelain Pool Tile

For an added touch of tranquility and vibrancy, make your swimming pool stand out from the rest by incorporating decorative or printed porcelain tiles around the edge. They have the potential to add a sense of visual interest while adding immense depth to the surface.

Depending upon your personal preference, you can choose from a wide variety of intriguing geometric designs and repetitive styled shapes. 

Glass Pool Mosaic Tile

Glass Pool Mosaic Tile

Comparatively more expensive than porcelain tiles, glass mosaics tend to create an illusion of highly reflective and brighter pool space. They are known to reflect incoming light in the most mesmerizing and soothing ways - thus, creating a sensation of movement and dynamism. 

Also, you must know that this type of tile will increase the value of your property. Its highly appealing aesthetics is the reason why these tiles are used for spas and fountains as well.

Porcelain Pool Tile

Porcelain Pool Tile

One of the most common options, choose a 6” x 6” porcelain tile for a seamless and solid pool waterline look without a ton of grout lines. These porcelain tiles are quite durable and impervious - thus, preventing the seepage of water and loosening of tiles.

You can choose from a wide array of color tones - but generally, a darker cobalt color will create an illusion of a greater depth of the pool. 

Glass Subway Pool Tile

Glass Subway Pool Tile

Classical and timeless, choose a glass subway tile for a modern, clean, and crisp look. These rectangular elements are laid out in the staggered brick alternate pattern. Picking up cues from the adjacent water and endless sky - these tiles are bound to reflect a truly soothing vibe.

These tiles are also a great option if you want to create an illusion of a wider pool space with greater dimension!

Porcelain Mosaic Tile

Porcelain Pool Mosaic Tile

Porcelain mosaic tiles are available in sizes as small as 1” x 1” up to 6” x 6” - linear and mixed. Even though these tiles are known for high aesthetically appeals - they’re equally affordable and versatile.


Generally, it’s considered best to choose the smaller-sized chips for the pool waterline surfaces. And that is because they can easily wrap around the corners in irregular and awkwardly-sized pools, for a pure seamless and cohesive look.

Iridescent Glass Tile

Iridescent Glass Pool Tile

Customized design allows you to blend solid, patterned, and a mixture of colors to create a striking design. You can create a one-of-a-kind pattern that speaks with utmost creativity and sophistication and feels truly unique. 

Summing it Up

So, are you planning to use the standard plaster pool with porcelain or glass tile waterline, or tiling the entire pool in a beautiful glass mosaic, instead? Well, tiling the entire pool is gradually gaining momentum and making headlines. Hence, if you’re looking to add a sense of luxe and elegance to your pool - your solution is right here!

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