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    Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Was hoping to get some opinions on the choices we're making for our remodel. Here's a couple of pictures of the pool (sorry, I know they're not great, - I'll try to get a better one but this should give you a sense).

    pool.jpg

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    We're doing a basic plaster (no quartz, etc), so we're planning to go with a white. We're replacing the coping (currently red bullnose brick) with flagstone. We're thinking of the tile below (also found at http://nobletile.com/celtic-castle/ - we'd be doing the Kilkea Blue).

    Kilkea2.jpg

    What do you think of the color combination? My wife is having second thoughts about the blue tile because she doesn't want it to look too much like a public pool, but I don't think that's an issue.

    Also, if we're not going to do a quartz or pebble plaster, we should avoid adding color and just go with white, correct? Thanks for any thoughts or feedback!
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Personally I like a tan tile as to let the water be the pop of color. That said check out Crystal Lake by noble tile, it was my second choice.
    If not doing Quartz or pebble I would definitely stick with white plaster. I have read and heard a lot about color plaster molting.
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Well I LOVE, LOVE,LOVE you waterline tile pick. I like the pop of blue. With you going with white plaster it will set the whole pool off!

    I agree with Amanda on the plaster. I have heard of way too many colored plaster molting!

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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Thanks for the input so far.

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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    All I can add is what we're doing (demo started today)

    Florida Stucco white cement with extra bags of blue quartz for the pool, and Hawaiian blue for the spa
    Antique Blend travertine 6x12 coping
    6x6 rust/natural water line tile for pool
    Artic Ocean blue 1x1 glass for the spa face, spa spillway, spa waterline. We're actually cutting down the spillway to make the whole face an 'infinity' type spillway

    Our idea is to make the spa 'pop', and make the pool classic, without the eye candy.

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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by chops101 View Post
    All I can add is what we're doing (demo started today)

    Florida Stucco white cement with extra bags of blue quartz for the pool, and Hawaiian blue for the spa
    Antique Blend travertine 6x12 coping
    6x6 rust/natural water line tile for pool
    Artic Ocean blue 1x1 glass for the spa face, spa spillway, spa waterline. We're actually cutting down the spillway to make the whole face an 'infinity' type spillway

    Our idea is to make the spa 'pop', and make the pool classic, without the eye candy.
    Sounds really unique, be sure to post pictures!
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    I really like the Kilkea blue color. However, IF your wife is really concerned about the public pool look, the Windsor Grey is a softer blue, with quite a bit of grey that would probably blend beautifully with the flagstone, giving a softer more natural look.
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascew View Post
    I really like the Kilkea blue color. However, IF your wife is really concerned about the public pool look, the Windsor Grey is a softer blue, with quite a bit of grey that would probably blend beautifully with the flagstone, giving a softer more natural look.
    Helpful, thanks - so if the worry about the public pool look were minor, you'd go for the Kilkea it sounds like?
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    It really depends on what you want the "look" to be. I think the kilkea tiles is a gorgeous blue and will really make the pool pop. Personnally, I think that tile has too much depth and dynamic to look "public pool". With the flagstone coping, absolutely does not say public pool to me. Also, I see red cushions on your furniture outside, which tells me "Pop" is good. So, with that in mind, yes, I would say the Kilkea tiles. My personal taste is more of a natural look, so I would probably go with the windsor blue for my pool.
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Great - we ended up going with the Kilkea blue. Thanks for all the input!
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Congrats - that's a fabulous tile! It's a winner!
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    I think you are going to love that tile.

    So....when does this project kick off?
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascew View Post
    I think you are going to love that tile.

    So....when does this project kick off?
    We actually started a couple of days ago!

    During the demo:

    Pool6.jpg

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    And yesterday they got most of the tile done and the flagstone laid out:

    Pool1.jpg
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    NICE progress! Sweet!

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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Looking good so far!
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Thanks for the positive words so far! We're excited with how it's coming along.

    They're done with the tile and flagstone and did the plaster prep today:


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    Plaster prep 2.jpg
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    Oh wow! That looks fabulous! Doesn't even look like the same pool!
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    I love the color combo!!!!!!!! NICE pick!

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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    What a difference already! You must be thrilled!
    I like new look of the spa / spillway.
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    Re: Opinions on tile/plaster/coping selection?

    Great looking pool! We have the same waterline tile for our pool picked so it is exciting to see a finished pool with it.
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