Having a pool at home is sure to have a good time with your family and friends. But to ensure that nothing gets in the way of these moments you need to take some care in the area surrounding the pool, it is one of them and the choice of the floor. The ideal floor for swimming pool needs to take into account the safety, thermal comfort and, of course, the aesthetics of the environment.
Exactly because of these factors the choice of pool flooring should be very well thought out and planned, mainly to avoid accidents. There is currently a wide variety of floors that meet these requirements. Which one you will choose will depend on the style you want to print on the spot and also how much you are willing to spend, since some materials are noticeably more expensive than others. The most recommended are non-slip athermic floors.
Keep following this post to better understand the characteristics of each type of pool floor and, of course, a selection of photos to help you define the best model for your home. Check out:
Swimming pool floor: ceramics and porcelain tiles
Ceramic floors or porcelain tiles are widely used for the pool area. The main advantages of this type of floor are the low cost - one of the cheapest types of pool floor on the market - and the wide variety of colors, textures and sizes available. In the case of porcelain tiles there is still the option of woody or stone-like floors. The porcelain tiles perfectly mimic these materials with the advantage of being more resistant, easy to clean and do not require so much maintenance.
Ceramic floors and porcelain tiles also do not fade in the sun and can be purchased in non-slip versions, ensuring safety and protection at the edge of the pool. However, it must be taken into account if the floor has thermal properties, since exposure to the sun can make them too hot.
Another important recommendation is to pay attention to the type of mortar being used, because over time it can suffer damage and take off the floor. Check out now some projects that bet on the use of ceramic tile for pool area:
Picture 1 - Porcelanato woody coating the surroundings of the swimming pool; the same tone.
Picture 2 - Surroundings of this covered pool was covered with gray ceramic floor; It is important to stress that the lighter the color of the floor, the less heat it absorbs.
Picture 3 - Porcelanato white coating the external area of the swimming pool.
Picture 4 - Already this indoor pool, won a dark porcelain coating on both the floor and the wall.
Picture 5 - To match the light color of the house, the ceramic floor of the pool follows the same tone.
Picture 6 - Pool Floor: The light tone of the floor leaves the pool area wider visually.
Picture 7 - Inner floor of the pool contrasts with the external area that was lined with hydraulic tiles, grass and woody porcelain.
Image 8 - Two-tone swimming pool floor: one light and one dark.
Picture 9 - White porcelain and wooden deck line the area of this pool.
Picture 10 - For this indoor pool the chosen floor was gray, leaving this environment with modern style.
Picture 11 - Swimming pool floor: to avoid running away from the proposal, the choice was for a woody porcelain tile, thus combining with the wall and lining.
Picture 12 - Gray floor to a more sober and neutral external area.
Swimming pool floor: granite
Granite is also an option for pool flooring. The material is known for its high strength and durability, in addition to that, granite can also be considered athermic. Another advantage of natural stone is that it is available in a wide variety of colors.
However, to be placed around the pool it is necessary that the granite undergoes a special treatment to become non-slip, because its polished and extremely smooth surface can cause accidents. Granite can also stain because it is a porous stone, especially the lighter ones. But this problem can also be solved by applying a layer of resin that will make it impermeable.
Picture 13 - Pool floor: Pool edge with light granite interspersed with piece of grass.
Image 14 - Granulates on the surface of granite are one of its main characteristics, in this project, the granite was used in all the external area.
Picture 15 - Swimming pool floor: one option is to use granite in floor format, in this case the stone was used in several different sizes.
Image 16 - Gray granite wraps around the side of this pool.
Image 17 - Pool floor: the choice was for two shades of granite.
Picture 18 - Swimming pool floor: granite advantage is its thermal suitability, avoiding accidents with the accumulation of heat.
Picture 19 - Light gray granite is discreet and perfect for modern and clean style designs.
Image 20 - Granite on the edge of the pool and woody porcelain tile in the rest of the area that surrounds the pool.
Picture 21 - Remember that the clearer the stone, the greater the possibility of stains; to avoid the problem apply a layer of resin.
Picture 22 - Gray granite makes a beautiful contrast with the blue and black inserts inside the pool.
Image 23 - Clear granite from the side of the pool gives continuity to the clean proposal of this house.
Picture 24 - Between the pool and the lawn, the granite.
Swimming pool floor: wood
Wood is the right material for those who want to create a sophisticated looking atmosphere, yet at the same time cozy and with a touch of rusticity. At the edge of the pool, this type of floor is known as a wooden deck.
The best type of wood for pool decks is cumaru and ipê, they are more resistant and durable, guaranteeing a much longer shelf life.
Dark woods ensure an extra touch of elegance for the outdoor area, especially if combined with shades of blue, black or white. For a more relaxed decoration, bet in a contrast with brighter and livelier colors. Lighter woods, of course, guarantee a more stripped-down look.
The wooden floor for swimming pool tends to suffer with heat, that is, it is not athermic. Another important detail that must be mentioned is that wood, among all materials, is what requires the greatest care and maintenance. To guarantee the beauty and durability of the floor it is necessary to apply varnish annually or another type of waterproofing. If you do not give up the material, but do not want to invest so much in maintenance, the suggestion is to opt for the woody porcelain tiles.
Image 25 - Wooden floor surrounds the entire pool of this condominium.
Picture 26 - Swimming pool floor: undeniable the feeling of comfort and coziness that the wooden floor transmits, even at the edge of the pool.
Picture 27 - In this swimming pool, the contrast between two different shades of wood is what attracts the most attention.
Picture 28 - The house of rustic and natural style could not opt for another type of pool floor that was not the wood.
Picture 29 - Indoor pool with wooden deck; the tree that comes out from within it is a standout piece.
Picture 30 - Modern house with wooden deck around the pool.
Picture 31 - Wooden floor and edge of the granite pool: very beautiful contrast between materials.
Picture 32 - Wood and nature always combine, even in the most daring and modern projects.
Picture 33 - Indoor pool won a wooden deck on the floor and marble flooring on the wall.
Image 34 - Wooden details on the wall accompany the floor around the pool.
Picture 35 - A sophisticated environment like this one asks for a coating to the height.
Image 36 - Wooden floor valorizes all the architectural design.
Swimming pool floor: marble
Very similar to granite, the marble can also be used at the edge of the pool, provided it receives a special treatment so that it becomes non-slip. The main difference between marble and granite is in price. Marble can cost up to three times more than granite. Therefore, prepare the pocket if you wish to opt for this more noble and sophisticated finish.
Just like granite, marble can also suffer from moisture stains, so it is also recommended to use resin to waterproof it.
Picture 37 - Pure luxury! The entire exterior is lined with white marble.
Picture 38 - White marble on the edge of the pool contrasting with the dark tone of the wooden deck.
Picture 39 - Pool floor: inside and out.
Picture 40 - Pool floor: clean and soft environment opted for a marble of light and neutral tone.
Picture 41 - Swimming pool floor: side lights give an extra charm to this external area covered with marble.
Picture 42 - Pool floor: marble is the stone for those who seek elegance and sophistication.
Picture 43 - Pool floor: luxurious house covered in marble.
Picture 44 - Marble is more indicated as floor for indoor swimming pools.
Picture 45 - On the floor, on the walls and even on the ceiling.
Picture 46 - Under the feet, the beauty of the marble and at the height of the eyes, a breathtaking view.
Picture 47 - Marble and wood give the tone of this house of sophisticated and modern style.
Swimming pool floor: stone
Stones are also a great option for lining the pool environment. The most used stones are Caxambu, Goiás and São Tomé. The stones are very resistant, have a reasonable cost, are athermic and non-slip and are easy to care for, requiring no major maintenance.
The main disadvantage of this type of material is that the joints between the stones tend to accumulate dirt if they are not cleaned properly.
Picture 48 - Clear stone pool floor in harmonious contrast with the darker inner part of the pool.
Image 49 - Stones are naturally non-slip, a very important detail that should be considered when setting the pool floor.
Picture 50 - Stone swimming pool floor with small black dots.
Picture 51 - Light and neutral tone of the stone leaves the external environment more comfortable visually.
Image 52 - Beige of stone highlighted by blue pool.
Picture 53 - Not to take the impact of this pool of green water, the option was for a floor to pool of light stone.
Image 54 - Stone flooring on one side and pebbles on another.
Image 55 - Lawn growth is limited from the floor to stone pool.
Image 56 - Combining the color of the outdoor pool floor with the tone of the house is a common and widely used feature.
Image 57 - Modern house with stone flooring around the pool.
Image 58 - Blue pool inserts stand out thanks to the light tone of the pool floor.
Image 59 - Pool floor: stone on the edge of the indoor pool.