How cool is your pool?

We’re pool people. Even those lucky families who live near the beach have a pool to dip into after catching a few waves.


Here, summer happiness is measured by the number of wet towels and dripping cozzies we have hanging up to dry at the end of every sun-splashed day. The more the merrier, right?


You’ve probably already plotted out a mind map of year-end merry-merriness, and we’re prepared to bet that most of it centres around your outside area. Which is looking fabulous, no doubt, with pops of bright new colour, lovely lanterns and light fittings. But take a long, hard look at your pool area. When last did you undertake a refresh of pool surrounds, tiles, copings, mosaics?

Without splashing out too much cash, you can invest in some deeply delicious pool coolth… and you’ve still got a few weeks of refurb time. We invite you to get into the spirit of things. Pop on a wafty kaftan, pour a fluteful of prosecco, turn up the volume on your fave summer playlist and peruse our little curation of super-cool pool prettification.


Barn Wood. The worn wood look with a non-slip finish.

Not just a super-deluxe look, but also a safe bet for wet feet on pathways, patios and poolsides. Oh, and a green choice, too. Barn Wood offers a superb finish, replicating the true nature of weathered timber in slender boards to create authentic poolside ‘decking’.  And because these are porcelain tiles, you can look forward to many years of durable good looks. (Bee tee dubs, Barn Wood works wonders when used indoors too, both on floors and walls.

Torre Titanium : a smooth operator.

Torre offers a super-smooth cement-look surface that bare toetsies love to touch.

Each tile has slight variances in the ‘mottling’, for that truly authentic screed finish. Slip resistance is built in. You’ll also find three other Torre tones to complement your outdoor look indoors. And whatever your choice, you’ll also be making a sustainable, green decision.


Millenia. Rugged good looks.

Millenia offers you another durable, easy-maintenance, slip-resistant porcelain outdoor option, this time with a heart of stone and rugged good looks. Raw, textured and earthy, Millenia gives your outdoor areas a natural finish, and is engineered to get even better-looking as it ages.


Pool copings. The best start for a great finish.

Give your pool a stylish edge with Italtile pool copings. Flat rounds, flat squares or ribbed, the Torino range, exclusive to Italtile, offers a really terrific set of choices.


A billion little bits of beautiful.

Mosaics are in, in, in… in all their marvelousness. From traditional blue hues to every colour and pattern imaginable. Push the boat out a bit with hexagonals, herringbones, metallics, and our own current crush, mosaics.

 Help is at hand.

Remember, Italtile’s design-certified advisers are on hand to help you wade through

literally hundreds of colourways, sizes and textures. Together, you can put together your poolside mood board over a cup or two of Italtile’s signature blend coffee. Big plus: you’ll go home with a bag of samples to try before you buy… and Italtile’s after sales service includes free delivery and professional installation.


Go on. Splash out. Let the pool prettification begin. And live beautifully this summer.