I've been wanting to tile my poolhouse, but I've struggled to find a tile that I think will work. It's unheated and subject to freezing and occasional rain blowing in, so I believe I need to go with a natural stone or porcelain. Since it's going to be used by people getting out of the pool, I need something that isn't slick when it's wet and people are barefoot.
I've looked at unglazed thru body porcelain tiles like this one from Lowe's, but I can't really tell how slick it's going to be when it's wet and you are walking on it. I bought a sample and have tried it, and sometimes it seems like it has a very good grip and sometimes not so good. It's hard to reproduce kids rushing to get back to the pool with wet feet on a sample. I talked to a guy who installs tile, and he said that is what they use in public bathrooms. Considering liability, I'd think it would have fairly good traction if that's the case.
Anybody got any experience with tile near the pool?