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    Coping tiles

    Hi my first post here and hoping I'm it in the right place.

    This more of a question concerning repair of coping. I just bought a house early last year with a pool and some of the coping tiles are beginning to fall apart. I can see two options... attempt to repair the tiles myself by rebuilding the missing sections or simply find out who manufactures these. I would rather replace the damage tiles.

    Here's a picture of the coping. Can anybody recognize this style or the manufacturer?

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    Re: Coping tiles

    Welcome to the forum.

    Most likely, you'll have a very hard time getting a match. Honestly, it might just be best to have it all replaced by a pro.
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    Re: Coping tiles

    I might be wrong, but it looks like it might be concrete. Most likely pre-cast.

    Repairing it will be difficult at best but may not last very long.
    Replacing it with something similar would be your best bet for the long run.
    If there is a precast concrete place in your area, give them a call and see what it would take to make you one.
    You might also consider contacting one of those concrete boutiques, such as do concrete sinks and countertops to see if they could make one or fix it.
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    Re: Coping tiles

    Someone give me some good news lol.

    What if I was to get a hammer and remove one to make a mould? Then cast my own as needed.

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    Re: Coping tiles

    Yes the coping here is concrete, and does look pre-cast.

    Honestly, I guess you could do that, but new coping/tile would be a better option if it's something you can have done.
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    Re: Coping tiles

    If you're handy, you certainly could make yourself one!
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    Re: Coping tiles

    I wonder if you would even need to remove a sample to make a cast. You might be able to do it in place if you are handy enough to make a casting!
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