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This case study comprised an indoor swimming pool surround and a set of steps leading to the pool. The customer required new tiling to be installed over the existing tiling, which was possible in this situation. The tiles that were installed were porcelain body, with a high anti-slip rating.

Prior to installing the tiles around the pool surround, a latex levelling compound was laid to adjust the falls, so that any water around the edge of the pool would run away and not cause puddles. Continuing down from the steps to the main pool surround, we used the same tiles, except around the pool edges where we used round edge (or bullnose) tiles. Expansion joints were incorporated at regular intervals to allow for thermal expansion and contraction. Coving (or skirting) tiles were also installed around the base of the walls so that the area could be washed without damaging the wall decoration.

The tiles were finally grouted with a polymer enhanced grout to ensure flexibility, water and stain resistance, and uniformity of colour.