Photo features Caicos glass mosaic tile.

How to Use Glass Pool Tile Outside the Pool

Glass pool tile isn't just for the pool. This versatile material can also add year-round Hollywood glamour and sparkle to your porch, patio deck, spa, wet bar, and fountain. You can add a little or a lot—it's hard to go wrong with these tiles.

If you want to turn a basic backyard into an elegant, stunning outdoor entertaining space, Marazzi offers a great selection of easy-to-clean and long-lasting glass pool tiles. They're also available in sheets, which can easily be cut into smaller modules to customize a space. Here are some more tips to help you get started on your outdoor design.

Take Your Yard from Drab to Fab

Bring the cool, glittering waters and sands of the ocean with glass pool tile from the Caicos line. You should consider using these small interlocking tiles to add a touch of playfulness or serenity to your outdoor space. They're sure to spark conversations over a round of mojitos or margaritas. You could even pair Caicos tile with ceramic or porcelain tile on a backsplash, accent wall, fireplace, or spa. Consider installing it vertically to create a sense of excitement and movement.

Catwalk is another collection of dramatic glass mosaics that feature elongated strips in random widths and lengths. The line's gradient colors range from light to dark, making it a versatile material for a number of styles. Walnut Wedge and Chocolate Clog are two options that can easily pick up the colors of nature or even faux wood tiles underfoot. Similarly, the Steel Toe option can perfectly coordinate with stainless steel appliances.

Add a Vibrant Splash to Your Outdoor Kitchen

Crystal Stone's mesh-mounted modules can also be easily installed to cover large areas. Think about cutting them into strips for decorative inserts on backsplashes, floors, tub surrounds, and shower wall. Crystal Stone has nine gemlike shades that range from creamy whites and golden tans to blue-grays and purples. These diverse color options make this line extremely functional, and they work well within contemporary and traditional designs. The Studio M glass mosaic series is another option. It's available in sparkling, reflective colors in both mini-square and mini-brick shapes.

Take the Plunge

In order to end up with a beautiful, long-lasting glass tile installation, materials should be selected from multiple cartons and arranged prior to installation. A high-quality grout will help the tile maintain its appearance. When cleaning your glass tile, use a glass cleaner and a soft lint-free cloth. To remove soap scum or water deposits, use a minimally abrasive cleanser and soft bristle brush. Avoid abrasive cleaning implements and products. Washing tiles regularly can help prevent dirt from accumulating and dulling their surfaces. You can also try to avoid stains by using a grout sealer and cleaning up immediately after food preparation or spills.

Glass pool tile is generally a low-maintenance, stain-resistant material. With proper care, your glass pool tile will shimmer and shine for years, making your outdoor entertaining space always attractive and welcoming. If you're ready to check out your tile options, head to your local Marazzi retailer or distributor.