Inground pools can range from the very modest to the most luxurious and can be built to various shapes and/or sizes. Usu ally, basic inground pools normally range from $20,000–$40,000. Most inground pool contractors and installers suggests features that have made them more feasible, useful, robust and more eye-catching.
Over the last few years, inground swimming pool construction has been continuing to progress, and since then, numerous pool contractors have been starting to endorse pebble finishes. The common trend is to decorate the walls of a pool with stone tile and the bottom with pebble tile for an exquisite look. Using pebble tiles for the bottom part of a swimming pool can produce a beach-like appearance.
Pebble tile is a natural construction material that uses various small pebbles that are generally larger than normal-sized gravel and smaller than cobblestone. They are well-known for their resilience. They are great materials when used for outdoor projects even when continuously exposed to the elements. With high-quality pebble tiles, you have an extensive choice of colors and pebble size.
During the production of the pebble tiles, the pebbles are sanded to a round and smooth finish, and are bound together with grout to create blocks with a coarse appearance and texture. Smaller size pebbles are what experts recommend, since it is because of the greater level of comfort of the small pebbles over the larger ones. The soles of your feet soften as you use the pool over long periods of time and this can cause pain or discomfort. Some people use them both inside and outside to turn a standard pool into a remarkable, luxurious-looking swimming pool.
There are many things to contemplate when thinking of inground pools, such as the various materials and installation techniques used in making one. Disturbances in weather and variations in seasonal temperatures affect when a pool can be installed and how long the project will take.
Most pool contractors advise in contacting an expert because inground pool installation is not only very challenging but it needs expert skill and technique, as well as cutting edge machinery. Also, many difficulties can occur, due to structural anomalies, if the pool is poorly planned and built, which can lead to costly repairs.
In planning and building an inground pool, one should take into consideration the occurrence of underground wires or cables, since they affect the pool”s location. So, it is important to dig a hole where there are no underground wires or cables. After removing the dirt, wires and cables for the water pump, water filter, and underwater lighting are installed. After the installation of the wires and cables, the wall or frame structures a re installed next, and then, a liner is put in if you are making use of vinyl (PVC) liners.
If you want a natural yet luxurious natural look for your pool, you should consider pebble tiles, because not only are they resilient and elegant, but are cost effective.
The kitchen is the soul of our homes. It is where the happiest moments of family life are spent and where celebrations are commenced. Therefore, every single part of the kitchen should not only be functional but it should also be aesthetically pleasing. It should reveal the homeowners personality and complement the rest of the home’s interior design. Despite its importance, bathroom floors and patios become top priorities when we talk of remodeling and kitchen backsplashes become the least of our concerns.
Not all homeowners are aware that kitchen backsplashes offer certain advantages to the overall function of their kitchen. They not only highlight the ambiance of the area but they also keep the walls dry and make the cleaning of the kitchen counter-top an easier job to do. Mosaic tiles, ceramic tiles, wood tiles, stamped metal, and granite tiles are the most common kitchen backsplash materials you can use for remodeling. However, if you’re the “Do-It-Yourself” type of person, pebble tile stones are the perfect kitchen backsplash tiles for you.
Here are some of the advantages that pebble stone tiling has to offer:
Pebble stones are found in many Southeast Asian islands especially in islands of Indonesia. They are 100% natural and give out an earthly and luxurious ambiance that only natural stones can give. They are now very popular as tiling material for shower walls, patio flooring, and of course, kitchen backsplashes. They usually come in sizes from 25 mm to 75 mm and above. They come in a multitude of color s from white, red, tan, pastel, quarts, and everything in between. Pebble tile installation doesn't require any special skill. In fact, the technique of pebble tile installation dates back to early Roman period. All you need to have are the proper tools, a whole lot of creativity, and some tips to get you started:
Before you start working on your kitchen backsplash, make sure all electrical power outlets within the area should be turned off at the main circuit breaker so as to avoid any accidents concerning the outlets.
To evenly fit the kitchen backsplash, lay out your tile pattern on the floor before you actually apply them on the wall.
Apply tile grout one small area at a time.
Use a tile saw for cutting stones to fit edges.
Wait for the tiling adhesive to completely dry out before applying the grout.
From enameled porcelain and stones, to glass and stainless steel mosaics, there are so many options available in the market for you to choose the best tiles for your bathroom. Unlike the aforementioned kinds of tiles, some types of tiles, however, are hard to maintain such as sandstones and limestone which are porous and prone to stains. There are also some exceptions, like enameled porcelain, in using certain kinds of tiles. But since enameled porcelain is glazed, using them on bathroom floors is not advisable since it may cause accidents because of its slippery glazed surface texture.
For many years, the use of pebble tiles for bathtub walls, bathtub surfaces, shower walls, and decorative flooring have gained popularity all over the world. The most common pebble tile used today is the river pebble tile. They are handpicked to guarantee consistent dimensions, shape and texture. In fact, homeowners with pebble tile floors appreciate the “shiatsu-like” experience they get after walking barefoot on them.
Another reason why pebble tiles are popular for shower floors is that despite getting wet, they do not become slippery. They are ideal for walking on in wet surfaces since they provide strong contact friction. In addition, pebble tiles are reasonably inexpensive and are easy to install, compared to other types of tiles. You don”t need tiling experts to install pebble tiles for you because with the right tools, you can even do it yourself. You just need to have basic tools such as grout, grout float, thinset, mortar, sponge, trowel, scissors, paint brush, and sealant. To install pebble tiles, first apply a sealant on the pebbles prior to tiling. Then, apply the thinset over the surface of the floor using a trowel and set the stone tiles beside each other. Lastly, using grout, fill the space between the stones and use a wet sponge to wipe the extra grout off the surface of the pebbles.
In addition, the pebble tile’s edge over other types of tiling material doesn’t stop there. Because of its aesthetic, natural look and unique seamless interlock system, ugly areas where tiles connect are kept out of sight. This also gives Do-It-Yourself homeowners the chance to explore their creativity in installing pebble tiles. All you need to do is cut the interlock with scissors and manually setting the stones or cutting the pebbles themselves into even straight lines with a tile saw. Some homeowners have designed entire rooms using pebble tiles including countertops and places behind vanity mirrors. Others have even decorated the outdoor areas of their homes with pebble tiles to create a luxurious and elegant ambiance.
Glazed, sliced, mini, and mosaic flat tiles are just some of the many types of pebble tiles you can install on shower floors. Here at Pebble Tile Shop, you are guaranteed to acquire the perfect tile for your color scheme and design. We have colors from tan, green, ocean blue, black, red, mixed colors, and so much more!
Pebble and pebble mosaic tile is commonly used to create beautiful kitchen counter back splashes. A kitchen backsplash is a component of modern, upscale homes that is often overlooked by builders and even do it yourselfers. It is a large area in a space that is used frequently but is generally very under decorated with just normal paint or sometimes tile. Adding a pebble tile kitchen backsplash is an easy way to add high quality dressings and top notch design right into your kitchen at a very reasonable price. It is also easy to clean and maintain, once you have sealed your pebble or mosaic tile properly it is easy to clean with any mild household detergent.
Mosaic tile is more popular for kitchen backsplashes than pebble tile but either will work to achieve beautiful results. The most common product used for backsplashes is our Quartz Mosaic Tile.
Installing a pebble tile backsplash is extremely easy. All you need to do is follow our normal pebble tile installation instructions, no nails or other equipment is needed even when installing pebble tile onto a vertical surface.
You can see from the instructions how easy it would be to create a beautiful backsplash from Pebble Tile!
Many people don’t think farther than the putting tile on their floors but there are endless ways to use tile in your bathroom. It is easy to install any tile that is made for the bathroom in the shower, tub or even the walls.
While pebble tile feels great on the bathroom floor, being known for comfort and style, pebble tile will also look great as a backsplash to your vanity. Another recent trend is to tile your entire shower including the ceiling.
Tile is better than drywall, it is easy to clean and will not bubble or crack from the steam. Everything from basic black to bright colors filling your shower, vanity or tub with tile is a great and cheap way to remodel your bathroom without pulling out any plumbing or repainting.
Tired of your basic stone or wooden fireplace? It is an easy way to give your entire living or family room a facelift. There are lots of ways to use tile on your fireplace, a small strip for accents or replace the entire mantle for a sleek look.
Large tiles will give a Mediterranean feel and small multi colored ones will turn a simple fireplace into a beautiful mosaic. Installation is simple and this is a do-it-yourself project that is endlessly customizeable.
So if you want to put an entire picture, or just cream tiles to add simplicity. Whether your entire mantle or just the hearth adding mosaic or pebble tile to your home’s fireplace will change the entire room.
There are dozens of ways to use the many different kinds of pebble tile outdoors. Natural tile, which is the most popular type of tile, laid in its natural rough texture, has become a favorite to lay on the bottoms of pools. They look great against rock walls and brushed concrete.
Pebble tile is also becoming perfect for the edges of pools, adding majestic color to the yard that reflects against the water in the sunlight and also stays cool and comfortable for the feet.
Even if you don’t have a pool you can still use river rock tile for your patio floor to give it a unique look, or for something especially creative use it to line your flower beds or your glass door exit.
Installing stone or glass tile backsplashes in kitchens has been one of the most popular do-it-yourself trends of 2012. Not only can it transform a kitchen, but it is easy to install with little prep and clean up. Whether you want a bright splash of color to lighten up your kitchen or just tired of looking at an empty wall adding tile is the simplest solution.
Installation is simple, after you have planned where you want the backsplash, the first step is to ensure that the wall is clean and dry. If there is any moisture it will be trapped behind the tile and cause wood in the wall to rot and weaken.
It is important to follow the manufactures instructions on what kind of adhesive and how much to use with the tile chosen. Start by pressing each tile on starting from the bottom center and working out, ensuring that none of the spacers overlap. Once all of the tiles are firmly on remove the spacers and apply the grout.
The final step is to remove excess and wait to dry before enjoying.
Popular backsplash materials are pebble tile, glass subway tile and even stainless steel tile!