Having a swimming pool can bring so much happiness to people and a great addition to every home. No doubt, this can be one of the best recreational and entertainment venue for events and parties. But, sometimes we would hear some problem that the tiles are popping off. Although this is actually common, if you want to repair or do pool tiles installation, below are some of the reasons why they pop-off and what you can do to minimize it from happening, as well as the proper way of choosing the right tiles.
Reasons why Your Tiles are Popping Off
Movement that is caused by the changes in weather is among the most common reasons why your pool tiles might be popping off. Since it’s a given that the weather may tend to warm up or cool down, the pool and surrounding area expand and naturally contract. Although there is a lot that you can do with the installation and foundation of the pool in order to minimize movement, one main reason for the popping off of the tiles is the type of mosaic sheets that is being used.
Assembling of Pool Tiles
There have been a lot of innovative changes when it comes to the assembling of pool mosaics in the last for years. This has helped reduce a lot of problems. The availability of dot-mounted mosaics has superseded mesh backed mosaics which is often used.
The mesh backed mosaics are small tiles that are glued to a mesh sheet. This also for quick and easy pool tiles installation. The glue that it used can hold the tiles onto the mesh. However, through time, it will have the tendency to break down, thus freeing the tiles from their backing. Just like the majority of adhesion that takes place on the mesh and not really on the tile itself, they start to pop-off.
On the other hand, the greater surface exposure from dot mounted technology provides an increased adhesion to the back of the tile and gives greater flexibility for a good tiler to be able to manipulate the joints to bed them well into the adhesive.
In addition, dot mounted glass mosaics could be tricky. This is why it is more recommended that you have someone with you who is qualified and has acquired enough experience as these types are often half the thickness of normal tiles. Upon the application of the tile adhesive to the rendered wall of the pool, the tile should be firmly pressed to the glue and then apply the grout.
Being able to choose the right type of tiles, materials for installation, and the right people to do the job are some secret in making sure that your pool tiles will not be popping off anytime soon.