What look are you trying for? Spanish, Moroccan, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, Modern? The internet is a great place to search for ideas. Googling “Portuguese tile designs” will display images that cross many genres of design. Or draw your own. Did you find a tile design you like but it is not a pool rated tile? We won’t create a tile using another companies design, however we can modify nearly any image to give you the same look. Once you have decided on a basic design, our graphics department will work with you to make sure it is just what you want.
Keep in mind that we also have many stock designs that allow you to choose your colors.
Due to the harsh swimming pool environment (and the high temperatures that our tiles must be fired to) some ceramic colors are somewhat limited in range. Contact us and we can send you color sheets or tile color samples. For a small fee, we can also develop custom colors. After you choose your design and colors, you will receive a color proof for approval.
The first stage is our art department. Images are sized properly, and each color separated. These separations are than printed on transparencies that allow individual print screens to be created using an exposure unit
Next the screens go to one of our print crew.
Each color glaze has to be screened and dried before the next color can be applied
All of our printed tile is kiln fired to 1500 degrees. This melts and bonds the colors making them permanent
After cooling, the tile is quality checked, packed in boxes and shipped to you.