Tiles for swimming pool. Which thickness to choose? Caesar Ceramics, The unique ‘material culture’ that identifies us comes from more than 30 years experience and innovation in the field of high-quality Italian porcelain tile, a guarantee of comprehensive technical know-how.

22 February 2024

When designing a swimming pool, some very important factors must be taken into account regarding the thickness of the tiles to be used. This choice has an impact not only on the performance of the surfaces, but also on the functionality/liveability of the wellness space and thus on aesthetic refinement.  

The golden rule: hygiene and safety

The painstaking production process of Caesar technical ceramics gives swimming pool tiling safety and hygiene. All Caesar collections offered in swimming pool tiling thicknesses have a high slip and frost resistance coefficient and are resistant to mould and bacteria, even in places with high humidity and heat.

Porcelain stoneware also has technical characteristics of resistance to loads and wear, weather and chemical agents and temperature changes, as well as water and frost resistance. 

The choice of the best technical solution which can guarantee functionality and durability of the material over time leads us to the choice of the right tile thickness.

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In general, the choice of swimming pool surface thickness should take into account the intended use, swimming pool design, environmental conditions and aesthetic considerations. Various options can be found on the market today.

As far as floor tile thickness is concerned, sizes range from 9 mm to 20 mm. The latter solution offers greater advantages in areas particularly subject to thermal stresses and strains of various kinds, such as public swimming pools. On the other hand, it is more appropriate to use tiles with a lower thickness, starting from 6 mm, for wall tiling or thermal coverings.

Whatever the use of tiles, consulting a professional or an expert in the installation of swimming pool tiles first is essential to make the most appropriate decision. Let's now take a look at a few examples to discover the range of Caesar tiles specifically devised for the swimming pool area.


Aquae collection

Caesar's Aquae collection is devised to meet all design needs for swimming pools, showers and wellness areas through a very wide and versatile range of looks, materials and trims.

The high quality levels of Caesar porcelain stoneware ensure excellent results as for slip resistance, durability, healthiness and hygiene. The result is a warm embrace of style, technology and performance that generates an intense feeling of well-being.

Caesar collections of swimming pool tiles offer two different thicknesses, to be used according to design requirements:

  • the 20 mm thickness, for outdoor projects that combine performance and aesthetic elegance;
  • the traditional thickness, in a wide range of collections and colours, for total design freedom when creating indoor and outdoor wellness areas.

The Aquae range counts three textural inspirations and makes for an extensive palette, rich in colours and heterogeneous in style: a compositional system that opens the door to creativity. The Aquae collection means always finding the ideal response to the most demanding of tastes and sensibilities regarding pool and wellness areas.

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