Need help finding turquoise or neutral/grey ceramic or porcelain pool tile.

ckinchen

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Hi! Met with pool builder yesterday and saw what they have. They do have a lot of selection but what I really want is a turquoise waterline tile. Not considering glass as so expensive..and after our meeting everything was way more than I thought. Looks like my builder uses NPT and Nobel tiles. I love the tile in the picture I attached but no clue what it is. I assume builder may not have everything in showroom. If turquoise does not work out may decide in something neutral. Grey or light as I have grey tiles inside house. Any pictures or suggestions really appreciated!
 

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ckinchen

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Once I got these in my head can't get them out:-(. What type of tile center? We have floor and decor but I don't know of a specific pool tile place. If you mean the name is Tile center I don't see anything like that. That would be awesome though.
 

ckinchen

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@chinchen look above your last post..............I think we were typing at the same time!
LOL! I saw after I hit enter. That is really pretty. On my phone looks very deep green, more teal than aqua turquoise but could be my phone as I know that can change color. And I had already gone through all the NPT and National catalogs.
 

kimkats

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I know what you mean................going to have to find a tile place that has them in stock so you can see what they really look like. Start calling around tomorrow to see who in your area has samples in stock.
 

ckinchen

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Here are some more that were in the builders store. The turchese looks nice but have not seen in a pool. It looked so much darker in catalog verses my picture and in person which is odd. Almost different yile from what was in pool store.i did a picture collage to show them side by side.
 

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kimkats

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wait until you take them to the house and see how different they look there!!! It is VERY important to ask for sample from a box or two to take home and look at in the are the pool will be going for this very reason!
 
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ckinchen

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@kimkats Actually here is a better collage. very odd how different they look. Also south rim could work too. I think the Laniakea one might be the actual tile in my inspiration picture. I will call Nobel tile to see if they still make. Will they mail a sample if I want samples?
 

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kimkats

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Also ask if they have any in stock in the back or in some storage place.

Now I want you to think about this...............with any tile with multi color there are going some big variation in the colors and "designs" from box to box unless they come from the same dye lot............so it is going to be VERY important for YOU to go through all of the boxes when they get there. Pick out the "ugly" ones to hide them so they don't get used AND find all of the extra pretty ones to have them saved to be put on the "eye line" part of the pool. That is where your eye falls when you walk out from the house.

Kim:kim:
 
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Sollace

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Just posted this on your other thread. Hope you find what you love and afford! !!
I've seen some neat molted turquoise 6X6 tiles. Does your pool builder use local companies? Maybe they'd be cheaper.
Check the Abyss selection in the Mastertile Catalog. Lots of turquoise. I'd post pictures but I'm sure you can download the catalog. I've read a few people finding their tile in one catalog and going to another line (like NPT) and finding it there, too.