6 x 6 glass waterline tile

Hisbestcatch

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Mar 21, 2020
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Melbourne, Fl
We are highly considering a 6x6 waterline glass tile for our pool (under construction now). I have searched and searched for the cons to doing this and can’t really find anything. The reason for me asking is, I find it hard to understand why there are only a few options for that size available. Seems as though everything is the 1x1 or 2x2 for glass. Am I missing something or setting myself up for trouble by going 6x6?
From this forum, I understand making sure there is no mesh backing and the buildup on the tile may be harder to remove.
Any insight would be appreciated! 😊
 

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kimkats

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OH PLEASE do use that!!! That is SO pretty!!!

Can you see through it at all? If so then look at what color of mortar you want to use as it will change the look of the tile. Get paint chips-white, off white, light gray, dark gray.....take them out by by the pool and see which one you like the best.

Next is the grout-white will make each tile pop, gray with help them blend in together. Both are pretty ways to do it.

Is that flat or ridged tile?

Kim:kim:
 
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Hisbestcatch

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Yay! I was hoping the bling queen would respond! 😂
They are ridged tiles, I couldn’t tell if the gray I was seeing was the white backing that it had or if it was indeed shaded like that. I never thought to ask about the mortar! Great point!
 

kimkats

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See if they have any in stock you can pull the paper off the front and hold it up to the light.

LOL if you have read ANYTHING from me you KNOW me well and had to know I would love it!!!

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markayash

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I used a 6x6 tile when I had mine re plastered..Only issue I have is my skimmer inlet isn't very deep so only a couple inch's between being too long and too high.
If it's a new pool they can probably adjust for that,
 
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