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    square footage of tile needed...

    Ok so I decided on a very nice glass tile from NPT....OCN-Doheny IS 12....

    We're going to trim out along the sides of the stairs, across the front of the spa and continue along the side of remaining stairs.
    My designer sent me a spec sheet to scale. I have 54 6" tile spaces to fill.....which is 324 inches....27 linear feet, 13 1/2 sq ft.

    My pool guy insists I need 22 sq feet (44 linear ft) There's no waste at all on this pc, it's interlocking so the only two pcs to be cut are the end ones. ( I actually called the tile place myself) I can understand getting a few extra pcs for safety sake but that much?

    Can anyone chime in on the tile?
    Thanks
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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    For floors, I think you want about 10-20% extra for all the cuts etc ... that quote seems like over 60% extra. Which does seem excessive.

    Are you sure there is not something you are missing? Ask them to explain why you should buy 60% more than you need.
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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    I agree, I've done the math 3 times. I keep coming up with the same thing.

    I'm having much difficulty communicating with these people. Everyone is always "out in the field" but they're never in my field ! I'm pretty disgusted at this point. Phone calls go unanswered, emails are 3 days..... I told them I wanted to be home for the shotcrete and I got a call at my office "we'll be there in 30 minutes" WHAT?????? This is what I'm dealing with.
    Inground shotcrete, deco & glass tile, 30' x 15', 6 ft depth, 401 sq. ft., Sta-Rite VS3050 pump, 400 Sta-Rite Mod Media Filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Heater, Intellichlor Salt Chlorinator, PV3 Infloor cleaner, IntelliBrite Led Spa & Pool lights. Quartz - Blue Cayman finish.

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    Your PB may be gun shy about glass tile. I'm not a builder, however I've seen many instances with renovations using glass tile in which much of the work has to be redone. Things like like tile getting chipped, inconsistent application of thinset leading to color variation...the list goes on.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    He's up-charging me $350 for those 27 linear feet of application. I'm not feeling that I should be responsible for his "gun shyness". Lots of people are using the glass tile now for pools. Don't you think the person doing the tile work should be able to do this? I'm trying to figure out where this guy is coming from. It's interlocking tile, there's no cutting except for the ends. I don't want to be stuck with $400 worth of tile afterwards. It's $50 a square foot.
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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    he may be planning on using that extra tile on his next job
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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    Hi there,
    I know this is an old thread, but.....Ive devided on the same glass tile as you for my new pool and love the colors! Are you happy with your selection? Would you recommend it? Any pics? Trying to educate myself as much as possible beforehand.
    Thanks so much for your help!
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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    I definitely love the tile. It was just a nightmare trying to pull everything together. But I stood my ground and we did have enough tile with my calculations. I'm at work, so I can't post pictures. I can try to later.
    Inground shotcrete, deco & glass tile, 30' x 15', 6 ft depth, 401 sq. ft., Sta-Rite VS3050 pump, 400 Sta-Rite Mod Media Filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Heater, Intellichlor Salt Chlorinator, PV3 Infloor cleaner, IntelliBrite Led Spa & Pool lights. Quartz - Blue Cayman finish.

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    Im sure its GORGEOUS! Cant wait to see pics! Thank you!
    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    Trying to post some photos....
    [attachment=2:3tkz5vqk]pool tile 1.JPG[/attachment:3tkz5vqk]
    [attachment=1:3tkz5vqk]pool tile 2.JPG[/attachment:3tkz5vqk]
    [attachment=0:3tkz5vqk]pool tile 3.JPG[/attachment:3tkz5vqk]
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    Inground shotcrete, deco & glass tile, 30' x 15', 6 ft depth, 401 sq. ft., Sta-Rite VS3050 pump, 400 Sta-Rite Mod Media Filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Heater, Intellichlor Salt Chlorinator, PV3 Infloor cleaner, IntelliBrite Led Spa & Pool lights. Quartz - Blue Cayman finish.

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    Got the hang of it. Here are a few more of it all finished.
    [attachment=2:13pzfqix]pool tile 4.jpg[/attachment:13pzfqix]
    [attachment=1:13pzfqix]pool tile 5.jpg[/attachment:13pzfqix]
    [attachment=0:13pzfqix]pool tile 6.jpg[/attachment:13pzfqix]
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    Inground shotcrete, deco & glass tile, 30' x 15', 6 ft depth, 401 sq. ft., Sta-Rite VS3050 pump, 400 Sta-Rite Mod Media Filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Heater, Intellichlor Salt Chlorinator, PV3 Infloor cleaner, IntelliBrite Led Spa & Pool lights. Quartz - Blue Cayman finish.

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    [attachment=2:1wmtd83n]tile 7.jpg[/attachment:1wmtd83n]
    [attachment=1:1wmtd83n]tile 10.jpg[/attachment:1wmtd83n]
    [attachment=0:1wmtd83n]IMG_4115.jpg[/attachment:1wmtd83n]
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    Inground shotcrete, deco & glass tile, 30' x 15', 6 ft depth, 401 sq. ft., Sta-Rite VS3050 pump, 400 Sta-Rite Mod Media Filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Heater, Intellichlor Salt Chlorinator, PV3 Infloor cleaner, IntelliBrite Led Spa & Pool lights. Quartz - Blue Cayman finish.

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    The first photo of the tile is when it had just been installed. It hadn't even been cleaned yet. Cleaned up it's really pretty. What I really like about it is it's iridescence, depending on the amount of sunlight, it gives off several different shades. It's really worked for us. But as you know, it's not cheap. Hence just the center strip and over the top of the spillway. The rest of the tile is Bellagio with accents of Bellagio Deco (can't really see in the photos)
    Good luck.
    Inground shotcrete, deco & glass tile, 30' x 15', 6 ft depth, 401 sq. ft., Sta-Rite VS3050 pump, 400 Sta-Rite Mod Media Filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Heater, Intellichlor Salt Chlorinator, PV3 Infloor cleaner, IntelliBrite Led Spa & Pool lights. Quartz - Blue Cayman finish.

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    What a gorgeous pool and i LOVE the tile! I looks exactly as i had pictured! Thanks so much for the pics!
    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: square footage of tile needed...

    Gorgeous--I'm actually doing a similar tile for the backsplash in my kitchen. Never thought about glass tile for a pool, but it gives it a nice, modern look.
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