Home » Mosaic Tile from Oceanside Glasstile Illuminates Pool, Spa Design
In the quest of creating a relaxing reflecting pool that could occasionally be used for swimming, Steve Martin from Martin’s Pool and Spa, and part of the Tributary Revelation Group, was selected by Jeremy Collis, RLA of Outer Elements by NWGP, Inc. to install the tile for a pool restoration, as well as lending his swimming pool design and construction expertise. “One of the key design concepts the owner wanted was perfectly still water basins. The perimeter overflow pool, perimeter overflow spa and water wall basin were designed by Collis to all flow into one trough,” said Martin. “The spa would usually spill into the pool or the other way around, but with this design they all spill into the trough so the pool wouldn’t ripple.” The goal of the project was for the spa and pool to speak for itself, having the water as the center focus of the design and the tile and finishes to be serve as background.
According to Martin, the tile choice was Oceanside Glasstile in Cadence pattern. The customer had seen it and loved it. The samples were all presented with stock blend of colors from the supplier, all of which the customer thought were too flashy or busy. The customer wanted the high-quality look of Oceanside Glasstile without it being so obvious. Martin suggested, with the help of Beau Lamb from Oceanside Glasstile, to use 100% Pewter Iridescence to set the tone of the tile behind the water. Three different variations of the Pewter color were custom fabricated by Lamb for the project to be selected from. The 100% Iridescence look is subtle and yet stunning.
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