We are in the process of choosing our pool coping/pool area tiles and we keep getting different information from different people.
Some natural stone suppliers are saying stay away from sandstone and limestone and only go travertine. No one seems to know too much about granite.
Is there a specific tile which is better for a pool area? Travertine seems highly recommended but then we had one tiler say stay away because it's too soft! We also hate the 'unfilled' travertine but like the 'filled' travertine...we've been told the filled travertine will be too slippery. Grr...it's just so frustrating all this information haha.
We also planned on having a "honed" or "flamed" finish...but I just got off the phone with a tile supplier who said honed would be too slippery for outdoors and is only an internal tile. This true? What is flamed? What is sawcut? What finish is best for a pool area? We would like a smooth look finish but obviously non-slip.
Our requirements are:
1. Must be a white type colour
2. Must be salt/chlorine resistant
3. Must be non-slip (not sure if natural stone uses the "R" rating - ie. R11 or R12)
Based on our requirements, what do you think would suit us best.