Winter is coming and here in the UAE this only means one thing – sun, sea and BBQs around the pool. However, after the summer sun and heat have taken their toll on your outdoor areas – it may be time for a pool makeover! In our experience – rustic natural stone effect tiles are the ideal tiles for the areas around your swimming pool. This is because of their characteristics of being non-slip and hard wearing. There are many variations of stone effect tiles including granite, sandstone, travertine, limestone, quartzite and marble. This ensures that you can customise your pool area depending on your desired finish and style.  These tiles are durable, resistant and are safe by all measures and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.


Amelia is a comprehensive collection of contemporary and authentic stone effect tiles in porcelain. Using the latest high-end printing technology, Amelia boasts a diverse range of styles created to perfectly replicate all types of natural stone, including slate, granite, limestone and travertine. Hard wearing and low maintenance, Amelia stone effect tiles are the collection of choice for those looking to add high-end natural stone to a space, for a fraction of the cost.


Travertine is mainly found by the surface waters, natural springs and geothermal heated hot springs. This is a sedimentary rock formed by deposits of calcium carbonate which in effect makes them rustic to the eye and to the touch which adds to the aesthetic appeal of your pool area making it look elegant and authentic. These are usually used for outdoor areas like patios, backyards and pool areas. They come in a variety of colors like gold, beige, brown, blue etc.


Limestone is an organic sedimentary rock found in clear marine waters. Created by sitting of shell, coral, algal and fecal debris. It is engineered by precipitation of calcium carbonate from lake or ocean water. It usually looks best in darker tones like black or dark grey.


These are porous as well as permeable rocks. They are made of about 80% of quartz and other rich minerals. These usually come in lighter shades like white, beige, green and pink which is a perfect option for the swimming pool area.