SWIMMING POOLS

With Gres de Breda on terraces and pool edges, technology combines very well with aesthetics. Terraklinker is highly valued for its wide range of pool edgings, for the special pieces that complement those edges and especially for the inherent characteristic of the product, the safety when walking on wet surfaces. The chromatic range of each collection together with their natural texture and colour variation bring warmth to the whole.

 

Anti-slip ceramic for safe use in swimming pool projects

Terraklinker is a slip resistant ceramic, an essential quality for outdoor projects in contact with water. Its non-slip surface has top performance both in dry and wet areas, offering very effective solutions in many projects and installations.

Terraklinker – Gres de Breda floor tiles show the highest results in slip-resistance tests:

  • Walking with footwear on a water-wet inclined surface, Gres de Breda achieves category R12 in the test Din 51130,
  • Walking barefoot on a water-wet inclined surface, Gres de Breda achieves grade C in the test Din 51097.

We can emphasize that to ensure its slip resistance, no component is added to the surface of the klinker tiles. Being inherent to the material, all Terraklinker floor tiles and special pieces of the different collections are non-slip. Therefore, we can say that Gres de Breda is a safe ceramic for swimming pool decks.

Special mention should also be made of its excellent weather and thermal shock resistance: it resists both low and high temperatures. Furthermore, the colours of Terraklinker collections do not fade with solar radiation.

 

Safety requirements for swimming pool areas

TerraKlinker ceramic tiles meet the requirements of the Construction Technical Code which regulates the quality standards that buildings must fulfil regarding structural safety, fire hazards, user safety, hygiene, health and environmental protection, noise protection, energy efficiency and thermal insulation. In compliance with the basic Safety of Use (SU) requirements regarding ceramic tiles, the Basic Safety Document regarding the risk of falling (SU1) establishes that “floor surfaces shall be suitable for facilitating circulation and preventing people from slipping”. Terraklinker fulfills the requirements that stipulate that the floor surfaces in outdoor and poolside areas must be classified as grade 3.

TerraKlinker ceramic tiles meet the requirements of the Construction Technical Code which regulates the quality standards that buildings must fulfil regarding structural safety, fire hazards, user safety, hygiene, health and environmental protection, noise protection, energy efficiency and thermal insulation. In compliance with the basic Safety of Use (SU) requirements regarding ceramic tiles, the Basic Safety Document regarding the risk of falling (SU1) establishes that “floor surfaces shall be suitable for facilitating circulation and preventing people from slipping”. Terraklinker fulfils the requirements that stipulate that the floor surfaces in outdoor and poolside areas must be classified as grade 3.

When walking downstairs in a pool you can safely reach the water since both the texture and the micro relief of Gres de Breda step tiles provide good foot grip, avoiding slips and falls so frequent and dangerous in pool areas.

Terraklinker natural extruded stoneware remains unchanged and is not affected by the use of the different chemical products used to ensure good swimming pool maintenance, such as pH correctors, correctors, algaecides, flocculants, chlorine, anti-scale products, bromine, etc. Gres de Breda resists all these chemical agents and additives that ensure the good maintenance of swimming pools; its technical characteristics and colours are not affected by those products, making it a perfect material for the pool edgings and the surrounding areas.

 

 

Klinker for swimming pool with salt

Terraklinker is fixed in the decks of the popular pools with salt. In those pools no additive is added, only salt is used. A controlled amount of salt is diluted in the water and then sodium hypochlorite will be produced by a chemical reaction, which allows the disinfection of the water. Terraklinker perfectly resists the treatment of pool water with salt.

 

Quarry tiles for infinity pools

When it comes to choosing a pool edging, you can opt for the Mediterranean edging for traditional pools with the advantage of having both the internal and external corners. In those pools where the water reaches the same level as the edge of the pool, the Finnish overflow system is used. Thanks to this system, water constantly overflows the surface of the pool, consequently dirt and impurities do not affect the total volume of water. With Terraklinker you can choose between two types of overflow edgings, the Finlandesa model and the XL model.

Most infinity pools require a grill system that covers the pipe system used to collect water from the pool. Gres de Breda offers two models, the L grill and the XL grill, both with their inner corners ensuring a better finishing. In fact, the ceramic grills with corners allow getting a very attractive visual aspect for pools and surroundings.

For overflow pools and drainage on terraces, you can choose between two types of drains. Gres de Breda drains with their natural stoneware grills offer a comprehensive solution to your terraces and pool decks. We advise to put a drain with a hole (located on the side of the drain) every 9 fixed pieces.

 

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