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Thread: Am I going to hate my tile?

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    Am I going to hate my tile?

    Looking for an opinion(s). I am using stacked stone on my raised bond beam. I was considering bring the stone into the water but understand the scum line would be difficult to clean…..soooooo I found a 6x6 tile made from the same stone. It appears to be some what rough but at least it is flat. How tough will be to keep clean? I am looking for the natural blended look instead of a contrasting tile that will stand out.

    38x14.5 free form, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, reef step, 21,000 gallons, 6",12", and 18" raised bond beams. Raised spa with cascading water feature. Thin Stone "Desert Gold" ledge stone Veneer with matching coping and tile. 400K Master Temp, Pentaire DE filter, 1 4x160 and 1 2hp wisperflo. Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Easy Touch 8 controller with wireless remote and is4 spa remote. Deep heat and plumbed for solar and future water fall.

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    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Am I going to hate my tile?

    Looks pretty good to me. Do you have physical samples you can put next to each other and check?
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    Re: Am I going to hate my tile?

    You should be able to find some porcelain that is a close color match, it would be much easier to keep clean (if that photo above is a rough texture natural stone). Keep in mind that you only see a couple inches of tile above the water line.

    I know how you feel on the picking finish items. I guess I expected someone to whip out a color wheel and talk about contrasting / complementing colors and such. We ended up in a huge display room with about 1000-2000 samples on the wall ... The photos in the book didn't help much either, most of them were just too plain or too crazy.
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    Baton Rouge, LA

    Re: Am I going to hate my tile?

    You will definitely positively maybe possibly have a love hate relationship with your tile. Depending on the phase of the moon.
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