What is pool stoneware?
Gresite, that little ceramic jewel that, when joined with its sisters, transforms into a shiny, glittering mantle, is the protagonist when it comes to embellishing a swimming pool. Small pieces of just a few square centimetres that come together in a canvas that, thanks to its wide variety of colours and textures, can be transformed into any design that our imagination is capable of creating.
Its resistance is its other great virtue. Thanks to its high density and the firing to which it is subjected during its manufacture, gresite is able to withstand the inclemency of the weather, whether it be the intense summer sun or the low temperatures of winter. Its resistance also extends to water, preventing it from seeping through its cracks and protecting the pool material. It is also resistant to pool chemicals, making it even more durable.
Gresite is also highly customisable. It can be chosen in a wide variety of colours, from the most basic to the most extravagant, and can be laid in patterns, mosaics or even images. No two tiled pools are exactly alike, so each pool can become a unique and personal work of art.
What is the composition of the stoneware?
Undoubtedly, one of the most fascinating peculiarities of gresite is its composition. It comes in tiles of small square tesserae, usually about 2×2 cm, shimmering like tiny mirrors reflecting sunlight and the hues of water. However, its magic lies not only in its small size, but in how these tiny pieces combine to form a larger, more majestic whole.
Tesserae of gresite are adhered to a mesh or paper to create larger tiles. Imagine a painter with his palette of colours, joining pieces of ceramic as if they were brushstrokes on a canvas. In this way, tiles of any size and shape can be created, allowing perfect adaptation to the shape and contour of any pool.
This feature not only makes tile installation easier, but also helps to reduce costs. By grouping the tesserae into larger tiles, the installation process is optimised, lowering the final prices of each piece and offering a more affordable pool lining solution without sacrificing any of its beauty or strength.
Advantages of Gresite
The advantages of gresite are as numerous as its small tesserae, and they all combine to form a material that is much more than the sum of its parts.
The resistance of gresite is exceptional, as it can withstand extreme physical and chemical conditions. This makes it the ideal candidate for wet areas in the home, such as bathrooms, kitchens and, of course, swimming pools. Its resistance to water, chemicals and weathering ensures that its beauty and functionality will be maintained for years to come, despite the harshest conditions.
But stoneware not only shines in terms of strength, its design flexibility is unmatched. Thanks to its small size, it can be shaped and adapted to create patterns, images and designs that reflect the owner’s personality and tastes. Stoneware mosaics can be as unique and special as the people who own them.
In addition, the variety of colours and shapes available in gresite is simply breathtaking. From shades of blue that evoke the sky and sea, to vibrant reds, yellows and greens that bring to mind lush tropical gardens. Stoneware tiles can be square, rectangular, hexagonal, and even round, allowing for a degree of customisation that is almost limitless.
What types of stoneware are there?
Depending on the colour:
In addition, the variety of colours and shapes available in stoneware is simply breathtaking. From shades of blue that evoke the sky and sea, to vibrant reds, yellows and greens that evoke lush tropical gardens. Stoneware tiles can be square, rectangular, hexagonal and even round, allowing for an almost limitless degree of customisation.
According to their shape:
Gresite is a mosaic of shapes: squares for elegant designs, circles for softness, triangles for dynamism. By mixing and matching, you can adapt these building blocks to your space and style, creating a unique composition for your pool – with gresite, imagination is the limit!
According to their texture:
Smooth tile is perfect for showers, bathrooms and private pools, providing an elegant touch. For high traffic areas such as shower trays and public swimming pools, non-slip tile is ideal, providing additional safety.