Glass Tile vs Other

goldmaes

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Dec 5, 2018
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Palm City, FL
Attachéd below I have pictures of my beautiful pool. The problem is that glass tile is falling off for the 2nd time in as many years and fortunately the tile manufacturer and pool builder are covering a complete redo under the warranty. My question is this. Both times I have had problems glass tile was used. Is this a problem with glass tile and I should chose ceramic or is this completely a product and installation issue. I love the glass however if it is going to be an issue going forward I would be willing to switch. If you would stay away from glass are there other premium tile products that would produce a similar look that may be more stable? Thanks.
 

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Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Eric,

I am not much of a fan of small glass tiles other than to say they are pretty..

I can't help with your tile question, but just wanted to say that your nighttime pic of your pool is drop-dead gorgeous!!!

Thanks for posting,

Jim R.
 

Flying Tivo

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Jan 24, 2017
1,934
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Very nice pool! I also have an all glass tile pool. Tiles falling off was one of my biggest concerns. Did some research and it al boils down to the type of adhesive and grout used. Down here in Mx they are all about traditional type adhesives, i just could not wrap my head around that they would not use any synthetic Waterproof additives on the adhesive. So i went the high tech route. Latticret has the longes warranty if you use the waterproof adhesive together with the epoxy grout. Platinum 254 and SpectraLock Pro. Im still 3 years out with not a single tile falling out.
 

goldmaes

Well-known member
Dec 5, 2018
73
Palm City, FL
Very nice pool! I also have an all glass tile pool. Tiles falling off was one of my biggest concerns. Did some research and it al boils down to the type of adhesive and grout used. Down here in Mx they are all about traditional type adhesives, i just could not wrap my head around that they would not use any synthetic Waterproof additives on the adhesive. So i went the high tech route. Latticret has the longes warranty if you use the waterproof adhesive together with the epoxy grout. Platinum 254 and SpectraLock Pro. Im still 3 years out with not a single tile falling out.
Thank you!