One of the most exciting changes for anyone contemplating a backyard pool, spa or water feature is the amazing variety of stone finishes available in a range of shapes and sizes - square or rectangular, large or small, mosaic or pebble. And while these are all available in the original limestone, sandstone, granite and marble they also come in handmade lookalike.

In the pictured pool, 300mm x 300mm stone lookalike Epos Beige tiles from Amber Tiles are used as the main tile of the multi-level pool. A vitrified tile, Epos Beige is both slip and stain resistant. For the vertical walls of the pool a visually striking 50mm x 50mm black ceramic mosaic was chosen - with the same tile used in white on the floor of the pool together with the black version as a border. The combination of these very geometric tiles has been softened by the addition of a decorative Megamix pebble border around the outer edge of the pool.

Source: Building Products News.