Mosaics & Pool Finishes

durango118August 21, 2012

Hi everyone

Just signed our contract two weeks ago, waiting on the HOA approval and permits and such. Been looking at some mosaic tiles for the sun shelf and possibly some of the seating areas. Our builder doesn't carry them but suggests I just tell him what I like and he can probably get them at a discount. I'm in Vegas so if anyone can recommend a good place for some fun mosaic tiles, (I like the starfish, crabs, nemos and stuff like that)it would be much appreciated. If you don't know of a place, perhaps you can recommend a website I can go to.

As far as pool finishes we decided to go with Quartz Scape. But now I'm reading that that may not have been a good choice. Just not sure. I hear that 3M dropped that line several years ago. And also since it's not pre-mixed mottling can be an issue. I'm sure at this point we can change our minds. Any information or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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NPT, aka National Pool Tile, has mosaics. Another option is to Google "Pool mosaics" to find more options.

Quartz Scapes are now known as Color Quartz Crystals and are added on site. They don't cause mottling (that's a set of separate potential issues) but there can be some variations when mixing more than one batch of plaster and or different lot numbers. It's still better than plain plaster and if it gives you the color you want, there is nothing wrong with it when used correctly by an experienced crew.


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