HELP!! Toe tile or not and if so which one?? Should I add extra abalone to my tropics blue?

Texgirl

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Sep 26, 2012
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OK... next decision.... toe tile. I dont want it lining my steps and benches, just accents... I think.

There is a 2 inch tile that matches my oxford tile exactly but I also like this NPT lightwave tile.... I have sample of that. What do you guys think? I have sun shelf, and lots benches in my pool. plus spa.

We are going with tropics blue mini pebble but will tweak to make deeper blue...

Pics attached.. I know will look different in water, I have seen this toe tile on tropic blue pool before looked great.. so play it safe and get matching to oxford or go with light waves? Or none? My pool guys says they don't do it much anymore.... I could leave sun shelf clean and just put few on benches to make them easier to see?

Need to pick up tomorrow... help much appreciated!

KIM
 

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ajw22

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This is why not to add abalone to your plaster...

 

Texgirl

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Sep 26, 2012
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This is why not to add abalone to your plaster...

oh wow... I see tons of people adding more and more etc... thats terrible.. tropics blue already has some in it... hmmmmm
 

ajw22

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Explain what you mean by accent tiles?

Tiles along the edge of steps and benches is a safety feature for people to see where the edge is. People in pools may not be wearing their glasses or may have water in their eyes and may not have their best eyesight. A visual line that stands out gives people their bearings subconsciously. It can prevent tripping or falling.
 

kimkats

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I love that smaller tile...................do it on the point with space between each tile so it is an accent instead of a straight line side by side.
 

Texgirl

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Sep 26, 2012
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What shape is your pool? are your benches curved or straight? And by accent, are you just putting it in random places?
yes, free form pool, just putting space out to accent.. not lining the steps... I think I have decided just to let the pebble speak for itself and keep simple.... too many decisions!! I thought I had them all made and last minute changing my mind.. ugh
 

Texgirl

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Sep 26, 2012
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I love that smaller tile...................do it on the point with space between each tile so it is an accent instead of a straight line side by side.
thats what I was going to do.. but I think too late... I needed to get the tile today and I looked at bunch pics and liked it without anything.. hope I am making right decision.... can't wait till this is over! But, we may go with puerto rico blend and add some blue glass to my tropics!