So we're trying to settle on new Coping & Water Tiles for our renovation. My head is swimming (pun?) with all the choices. Everytime I think we settle on something, we read pitfalls of the product. So, if you've had your pool for many years - or are in the actual BUSINESS of selling Tile - what would YOU do??
- Coping: we really don't want a "soft" material here. Been there with Flagstone and it was a horrible dirty experience. Then I read that Travertine is a LIMESTONE, again, SOFT .. Stamped Concrete seems to stay too HOT in the sun .. ugh .. Now I'm looking at "Artistic Pavers" ... what's your thought on those? They look a lot more durable without being too 'slick' for walking on Coping. Also, we're considering the switch to SWG in 2013.
- Water Tiles: So many choices. Which ones are best to be able to keep clean without calcium (or SALT) water lines that need consistent cleaning? Ceramic? Porcelean? Certainly nothing "soft", right?
Thanks so much ... we're so close to pulling the trigger on this but clearly I'm more confused than ever.