Popular Ideas for Tile Pool Coping Popular Ideas for Tile Pool Coping

Tile pool coping comes in a variety of materials and styles, so there's no shortage of ideas for designs. Your biggest challenge when selecting ideas is deciding between the thousands of available tile colors and designs. Smaller tiles mean more mortar and more maintenance, but more elaborate design potential. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Styles Of Pool Coping

Coping comes in four styles, bull-nosed, rough-cut, cantilevered, and rolled-edge. Each can be constructed of poured concrete, pre-cast concrete, tiles or stones. Tile installation of any of these coping will be more costly, and labor intensive, but will also have more potential for color, unique design and personalization depending on the kind of tiles you select. 

Ideas for Tile Pool Coping

  • Use tile to accent or compliment pre-cast or poured concrete coping rather than an all tile coping.
  • Select a tile design that carries a theme from your home or yard landscaping to the pool. For example, a southwest theme, a floral theme etc.
  • Use solid, neutral colors or designs if you plan to sell your home in the future. You may love your outrageous, funky design, but future buyers may not.
  • Create a focal point like a large tile design surrounded by stone or concrete.
  • Consider using tile coping to create a path or visual connection to your pool decking.
  • Use tile to separate pool decking from pool coping area.

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