Tiles, mosaic or natural stone?

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Tiles, mosaic or natural stone?

Postby Bella » Thu 08 Feb, 2007 16:43

Help! I'm having a pool constructed at the moment and always thought I was going to use a natural stone like slate or sandstone. Now I've been told this is a nightmare to clean. Although it's the only drawback so far, I would still like some input on the subject. A 'good quality tile' is included in my quote and I do realize a stone would add some cost. Thanks for any help.

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Postby dynamictiger » Thu 08 Feb, 2007 17:22

Natural stones typically are not inert. That is they will react in some way with pool water and chemicals. This can lead to staining or worse damage to the stone.

I would think you could find an outdoor tile that has the look you are trying to achieve.


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