Have you wanted to add a fountain to your landscape but found yourself dissatisfied with your choices? How about designing your own fountain using a circulating pump and some tiles?
The one in this photo is pretty dramatic, so you might want to start with something a bit simpler. Or you could look into landscape architects who have worked on fountains before.
By designing your own fountain or even waterfall using tile, you are unlimited when it comes to colors, styles and mood. Would you like a modern fountain? Consider glass tile or even slate to shine under the water. If you’re leaning toward a more Moorish look, how about adding some figured tiles that show off their rich tones and patterns? A selection of hand-painted Mexican tiles along the edge of a simpler tile or stone choice and you can create a south-of-the border water feature.
Tile is sturdy enough to handle the outdoors and the splash of water. The only thing you may want to do is to make sure the water you use is not too mineral-rich because that can damage the look of the tile.
Tile also comes in all shapes and sizes, and prices! You can have a beautiful fountain by showcasing several more expensive tiles as trim while using a more reasonably-priced tile for the basic structure. And how about a light blue tile at the bottom of a pool to make that water look even more clean and inviting?
Want a fountain that’s unique to your home? Build your own with tile.
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