The Pool Tile is Complete!

After much anticipation the pool tile installation was completed this weekend!!


Just to refresh your memory we had chosen the Smokey Ballad color from the American Olean Visionaire collection.

American Olean Visionaire TileThe tile is sooo beautiful. I really love the way it blends with it’s surroundings. It is totally organic and looks perfect with the grass and canal (we live on a canal). I wish I had a picture of how the whole picture looks but I spazzed out and forgot to take a picture before the tile was covered. You’ll see it soon enough. So now we have to keep the tile and grout covered for 7-10 days to ensure a proper cure. Oh, that’s right, I didn’t mention the fabulous grout from Star Glass that’s made of crushed recycled glass mixed with epoxy. The way it shimmers subtly in the sunlight is really beautiful. The best characteristic of the Star Glass grout is that it reflects the color of the tile in the little shards of glass so it looks the same color as the tile. Therefore, you end up seeing just the tile instead of a million grout lines. It is amazing and we have some left! That means the guest bath is getting re-grouted, yay!!

Next steps are to have the equipment set, coat the pool in diamond brite and fill ‘er up! It sounds like it’ll happen really fast but we’re not filling the pool until the paver work is done which is probably going to take a while. I do not foresee a Labor Day pool party but hey, it’ll be worth the wait!


About designnsuch

I am a just turned thirty, diy maven in the midst of a major home renovation.
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4 Responses to The Pool Tile is Complete!

  1. Amanda says:

    Woot Woot!!! Guest bath here I come!

  2. designnsuch says:

    She’ll be ready for you!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I know this is a year-old post, but I just bought that tile and wanted to ask the color name of the glass grout. Many thanks!

    • designnsuch says:

      Hey Rebecca,
      I don’t remember the exact name of the color but it’s the one that is clear without any pigment so it’s just the glass & epoxy which will reflect the color of the tile and blend seamlessly.
      Good luck!

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