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Pool tiles

Postby piet pompies » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:00 pm

I would like to retile a pool in Chiangmai, now that we had to pump all the mud out after the flood! would like to know if anyone knows pool tiles in a natural organic green grey brown colour. Would like to copy natural stone look. I remember a company called Earth and Fire or something in Chiangmai...? can anyone help? In the USA we used to place pool tiles with a product called Latapoxy, here?
Thank you in advance for the help
Also if anyone knows a really good pool company in Chiangmai for lights mechanics etc. It would be appreciated.
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Postby piet pompies » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:14 am

I was guided to APK Tile Co by a member of this forum. The were professional and very nice, gave some samples for my architect.
I also went to Cotto Library on Asoke. Ther sent me pics of samples by e-mail. I arrived to see samples, but out of the 8, only one available and not sure when production on others will start again. I then selected three other tiles in a different range, they would not give me samples but guided me to THREE suppliers on Ratchada. Each one only supplies one of the colours. To get a sample I would have to buy one box( approx 1 sq.m). Cotto advised me to call the supplier beforehand to make sure they have stock.
No question which tiles to use in my mind
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Postby Attila » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:58 pm

Hi piet pompies,

if you manage to get some pics of the samples, or later, when the pool is in work or finished, that would be great!

This "natural stone" look sounds very interesting, but I have not seen it or at lest noticed it yet.

if APK Tile Co continues to give you a good service, please post some contact details about them in the "specific recommendations" section. Sooner or later others will need it. (My pool is still a few months away...)

Thanks,
Attila

PS. Good luck with the floods! Must be a terrible experience to see your house and property suddenly under water, and then covered with mud.
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Postby two penneth » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:48 am

Try Paradorn Brick co next to World club on Hang Dong road. Ok selection of terracotta and glazed ceramic tiles in a range of earthy colours.
As for a pool company try Interpool and spa 053227366 ( little English)
or waterpool 053260947


As for flooding ,been a nightmare so far this year . As for the saying '' ''comes in threes'' , hopefully this will be the last one for a while.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby jazzman » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:28 pm

This is an old thread but its title still draws a lot of views so here is an update on the situation:

Traditionally, pools were usually tiled with the thin, 4 x 4" light blue ceramic tiles. These do in fact come in several pastel colours, are easy to cut and lay, are very hard-wearing, and do not discolour with time. They cost 182 baht per m2 and are readily available in most retail outlets.

Very popular now are the 4 x 4" thick clay tiles with a 'cracked glaze' finish. The glaze is glass on top of the pigment layer and it is fired twice to obtain the effect. These tiles are very difficult to cut and can result in a lot of waste. Typically up to 10% above the required surface area may be needed to get the job done. They are expensive ('expensive' being relative to your budget) to buy, and prices start from around 600 baht per m2. Constructors typically load the price of a pool with up to 1,000 baht / m2 if you choose them. They are not generally on display everywhere, but there are several manufacturers including RCI, Kenzai, Rabt, and Kera. A firm specialised in distributing all these brands is T-Touch:

521 /23 Moo 1, Kannayao, bangkok 10230
tel 02 3799065, 01 7500430, 01 6403638
fax: 02 3799070
http://www.treetouch.com
info@treetouch.com

They supply over 60 different colours. One thing to beware of is that these colours will NOT look the same once they are under a meter or more of water, so in view of the cost, try to see some in use before you choose. Also, although they are costly and look nice, they are not particularly hard wearing and can discolour after as little as one year in the water. they also attract more fur than standard smooth glaze tiles - something to know about if your water is particularly hard, or if you are unable to maintain your Ph accurately at 7.2
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PRICE UPDATE

Postby jazzman » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:00 am

jazzman wrote:...Traditionally, pools were usually tiled with the thin, 4 x 4" light blue ceramic tiles. These do in fact come in several pastel colours, are easy to cut and lay, are very hard-wearing, and do not discolour with time. They cost 182 baht per m2 and are readily available in most retail outlets.

I can't edit that message, but as it was posted barely a year ago, it s interesting to note that the price of the standard 4"' tiles has risen this year (2009) to a staggering 250 baht per m2. So if anyone is wondering why some of the pool constructors are raising their prices in 2010, that's one of the reasons.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby jazzman » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:08 pm

Price update: Standard ceramic pool tiles, light blue, now at around Baht 270 per m2. Antique-style tiles around Baht 800.

Tiles MUST be laid correctly , using special tile adhesive for pools, and special tile grout for pools. Many 'pool builders' (including some that have advertised so heavily that they have become houeshold names are not even aware that these special products exist.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby kwarmsuk » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:32 pm

Thai wasadu in Pattaya quoting 379b/sqm for TCI pool tiles in 3 shades of blue.
Seems a lot higher than the price Jazzman quoted in Feb.
Does anyone know where they are cheaper in Pattaya? :mrgreen: ? i need 130sqm.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby jazzman » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:27 pm

Last month in GlobalHouse: Baht 250.00
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby jazzman » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:55 pm

You can also get them online for about Baht 290.00 but there may be just a small transport charge to Pattaya. 130m2 is about 1,6 ton. Too much for a normal pickup.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby kwarmsuk » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:15 am

Before i read your post jazzman i gave up and went to Wasadu and tried to order the tiles.
I was there for 1 hour and finally got a "MAI MEE" from the tile salesman.
ME> what you mean Mai Mee?
Him> Mai Mee misterrrgh!
Me> Mee Mooarai?
Him> Mai Mee misterrrrr, mott mai mee khrup.
Me> So why have you kept me here for 1 hour and given me quotes for the last 2 days .you ******?
At this point i put my personal translator(wife) on the phone to him and i was told Wasadu dont sell pool tiles anymore.
I asked So why the f@@k have you got them on the wall with a price on them and yesterday you told me they would take 3 weeks to come?
He smiled and didnt reply

Me Goodbye khrup you d**K!

Oh sometimes i love this country!

Can you send me a link where i can buy them online please.
Also im looking for a Hayward pump, emaux filter and nozzles etc. Where is the best place
to source these at good prices please?

Thanks
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby jazzman » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:55 am

Looks like you hit the absolute archytypal working morale of most of these large DIY centres. I get it ALL THE TIME.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby kwarmsuk » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:03 pm

Ok i have realised why the price i am getting is higher. I have been looking at dark blue tiles, not the light blue which are cheaper.
Also Global house and Watsadu are both out of stock and will not take any orders at present.
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby Rdteth » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:27 pm

Mr. Kwarmsuk,

I guess by now you have your tiles installed.
Pls inform us where you got them , which color(s) and at what price?
Thank you

Rene
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Re: Pool tiles

Postby olavhome » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:52 am

We are also checking around for pool tiles at the moment and seems that price for pool tiles (good quality) range in the area between 800 to 900.
Have checked Home Pro, Global Home and another shop in Buriram.
But of course there can be promotions or "special offers".
Guess they feel People With pools are wealthy, so "sky is the limit" :evil:
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