Curating The Perfect Poolside Area

swimming pool


Spring is in the process of springing, and after Storm Gareth blew himself out, we’re now seeing some slightly warmer temperatures appear across the country. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor pool in your garden, or have the requisite budget for this kind of aspirational garden upgrade, we’d like to suggest ways in which your pool can look great with the addition of some bespoke outdoor tiles.

From shady areas to non-slip safety features, in this post, we’ll give you a one-stop guide to curating the perfect poolside area for summertime fun and relaxation.

Safety first – non slip tiles

Assorted horseplay and dive-bombing might be on the cards if you have young children, so a safety-first essential is sourcing some non-slip tiles to put your mind at ease that the risk of falls should be minimal. Our range of non slip tiles are incredibly varied, giving you stylistic inspiration as well as safety. The Rock R13 range of tiles does the job well, and are amongst our best selling non-slip outdoor tiles.

Most of our patio tiles have non-slip properties, but for added peace of mind, you may also want to consider putting down wet area matting to make sure there’s no accident that’ll ruin your poolside pleasure.

Shady serenity

Once you’ve settled on the outdoor tiles you want for your poolside retreat, you’ll need some shade. Sun loungers and umbrellas are all well and good, but you can go one better and construct a bespoke cabana with a shady area for relaxation.

If natural shade is more your thing, some palm fronds, either real or artificial, can add a dash of paradise to your poolside space. Complement these with some riotous tile designs, such as Moroccan-style Nikea or Vives 1900 to create a space that is aesthetically pleasing even without the pleasant ripple of pool water.

Infinity pool overlooking the sea


A delightful dining area

If you’re blessed with plenty of space and wish to create a poolside dining area, then there are plenty of ways in which outdoor floor tiles can help make an area like this look fantastic. First and foremost, you should consider ‘framing’ your dining area with more eclectically designed non-slip tiles, such as those from the Marrakesh range – therefore accentuating your dining area and whatever high-quality outdoor table you choose to purchase.

Secondly, you should invest in some outdoor lighting to make sure summer poolside fun lasts long into the night. Whether that’s solar lighting in amongst your garden or strips of fairy lights creating a magical atmosphere, be sure that your poolside area looks great no matter what time of day or night it is.

So, what are you waiting for? Browse our full range of outdoor tiles and choose the tiles that’ll create a solid, high-quality foundation for curating a super stylish pool area.

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