Custom work to fit your tastes & budget with a short delivery time
Customize your standard pool mosaics to design your dream Swimming Pool & Spa
or let us create an original work of art that is uniquely yours.
Custom Mosaics by Agape Tile LLC
Project by Ryan Hughes Design. Filigree Pool Bottom Art created by Agape Tile LLC.
We focus on the needs of our clients in every detail. After the initial consultation our design team and artists will translate your vision into drawings or renderings. We are a ‘hands on’ company and excel in fine artwork. Our projects ‘speak for themselves’, as do our customer testimonials.
We are skilled designers and work with a number of different techniques. These are shown on this page so that you are knowledgeable about your project options. Our craftsmanship is superb.
All of our artwork is hand-crafted with the exception of waterjet. Our artisans use the finest materials to create your masterpiece. We have a fast delivery time, even on the largest of projects. Our design services are available nationally and internationally.
CUSTOM POOL & SPA WATERLINES
Your Pool Project - An Artistic Touch
We have been actively helping homeowners, architects, builders and design professionals across the United States and the Caribbean for over 35 years. We have been nationally recognized for our prowess in pool artwork design on HGTV Master Series & Cool Pools.
Agape Tile has the knowledge and experience to help you understand what makes a pool ‘your’ pool. We design artistic swimming pools and aquatic environments with your agenda in mind, not ours. We are dedicated to working with our clients to deliver the best solution for their individual needs. Our experience allows us to guide you through your options, thereby ensuring that we arrive at the best possible design to serve your needs for years to come. Our personal approach allows us to see things through your’ eyes.
Our commitment to you and your project is that we will dedicate all our resources, skills and professional ethics to focusing completely on your project and your overall success in your aquatic project endeavors.
CUSTOM SMALL POOL & SPA PROJECTS
CUSTOM LARGE POOLS & SPAS
Design Professionals Choice
Agape Tile strongly believes that the best projects are the result of good teamwork and that the best teams are built upon strong relationships. We have built strong relationships over our 35 + years in business with some of the finest firms in the industry. Over these years their clients have also become our friends. Each year we handle a new and unique project commissioned to us by a top firm or a client who has hired one of these firms and has chosen Agape Tile to create their artistic environment. Agape Tile has handled over 2,000 projects of all types: interior murals for kitchens, baths and flooring in private residences, entire building facades and magnificent pools and spas.
We are experienced and fully capable of bringing your client’s dreams to fruition. We take pride in treating each and every project as if it was our only project and in our own home.
Your backyard Oasis
Swimming pools have undergone a considerable change over the last two decades. In years past almost all new pools were rectangular, or kidney shaped. They endeavored to accommodate all users in the same water space. Over the past decades the movement has been to separate the bodies of water. Today’s pool concept has now progressed to the stage where the pool environs are a backyard oasis and an escape from everyday life. Today’s pools feature dramatic lighting effects, adjoining lap pools, vanishing edges, therapy pools and spas, flowing water, waterfalls, glow tile, tanning shelves, underwater lounging benches, ledges to relax on, swim-up bars, zero-depth entries along with poolside kitchens and entertainment areas. Whatever your desire, we can create a custom artistic design to adorn and compliment all or just some of these features.
The Blank Canvas! Time to get inspired!
Stage 1: Project Submission Request
Stage 2: Meeting, to include cost projections, budgetary requirements, design and timeline.
We welcome you to call and discuss your ideas and the potential enhancements to your property or client’s property. Whether it be a custom waterline, a pool bottom design, a spa interior or a project for your poolside entertainment area, we are here to serve you. This would entail your concept sharing. Drawings are submitted for ideas and final approval via our online file site where you can view high resolution images at your leisure.
Stage 3: Acceptance of the project
Stage 4: Planning & Conceptual Layout
If you have a favorite standard mosaic art piece from this site, you can ask us to customize it for you by changing the colors, size, material or shape. Other art chosen for your project may be an original by Agape Tile, a copyright-free artwork, or an inspiration you have from any source, such as a magazine. We can also make your favorite photo or painting into a mosaic.
From classical to modern, you may also search https://www.artrenewal.org/Museum/Search for your inspiration.
Stage 5: Artwork Creation
After the planning stage, we begin the process of fully creating your custom artwork. For large projects, the design layout is created in sections. Each section is created by hand in black and white. The black and white rendering is sent for your approval. The color artwork then commences on that section. In this way, we progress through all of the sections until the artwork for the entire project is complete. As each section is approved, the art is sent to the studio for mosaic creation.
Custom artwork created by Agape Tile LLC based upon the customer's concept: Ocean Reef.
You may choose another color scheme for one of our standard murals.
Stage 6: Mosaic Creation
Upon approval of the design, technique, colors, renderings and/or mockups, and cost, we will start production. Our mosaic creations are meticulously hand-made by skilled artisans. All mosaics, whether cut or uncut, are hand-placed. Depending upon the technique, an artisan that we choose is a master at that particular mosaic craft. A small mosaic may take only a week to finish. Large murals typically take two to four weeks to create. We will give you an estimated time frame before your project commences.
Please allow time for shipping. Many of our artisans are out of country. For all tile pools call us as soon as possible.
Stage 7: The Interim
Stage 8: Installation
20mm - 3/4" Uncut Mosaics
20mm uncut mosaics are the least expensive method of creating glass mosaic artwork. Mosaics are created using venetian glass. As the mosaic tesserae size is large, the image also needs to be large, or image resolution will be lost. 20mm murals may also be ordered using genuine seashell, stone or gemstone. These mosaics may be either mesh backed, or paper face taped.
10mm - 3/8 inch Uncut Mosaics
10mm uncut mosaics are the next level in artwork creation. A higher image resolution is achieved with this size of mosaic chip. We will recommend a mosaic size governed by the intricacy of the artwork and the area where it is to be installed. These mosaics may be either mesh backed, or paper face taped.
20mm - 3/4" Uncut Mosaics
This technique involves using 10mm or 20mm field tile with minimal edge cutting. Materials that may be used are venetian glass, porcelain, stone, genuine seashell and semi precious gemstone. These mosaics may be either mesh backed or paper face taped.
Mixed Handcut Byzantine & Field Mosaics
Mixed technique glass mosaics have a field tile background that is typically 20mm uncut mosaic. The artwork elements utilize all handcut tesserae with a chip size ranging from 5mm to 15mm. This technique gives you a beautiful result without cutting all of the mosaics.
Byzantine Handcut Venetian Mosaics
Byzantine Handcut Venetian Mosaics are meticulously hand cut and hand placed. Artwork resolution is very high. This technique is used when a realistic artwork is desired.
Byzantine Handcut Smalto Mosaics
These mosaics employ hand poured and hand cut glass mosaic. The glass is poured into a biscuit and then cut apart using saws and hand nippers. Each mosaic is hand cut to fit the design. Smalto glass is highly prized and more expensive than venetian.
Byzantine Handcut Glass Micro Mosaic
Hand cut venetian glass micro mosaic artwork is the finest workmanship that can be achieved using glass mosaic. It is typically used for only small elements within a large design. The master artisan that creates these mosaic masterpieces uses a magnifying glass.
Printed - Kiln Fired Photo Tile
Kiln fired photo imaged tile is fired to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Standard glazed tile size is 6x6 inches. A high-resolution image is used that is 300 dpi at actual size. You may purchase an image from the online art library at artrenewal.org
Waterjet cutting is a preferred cutting process since it can create very smooth edges without any damage. Material used is ceramic porcelain or stone. This technique is used for lettering, logos and intricate work. Waterjet is created using vector artwork.
Our master craftsmen can create any design that you desire in semi precious gemstone. Each piece is sliced from a solid block and hand shaped to create the design. This is a highly skilled trade. Background material is typically marble.
Inlay consists of inserting pieces of stone or semi-precious gemstone into depressions that are hand carved into a base of marble or gemstone to form ornament or pictures. The inserted material is flush with the base and the entire unit is highly polished.
Intarsia uses varied shapes, sizes, and types of solid stone or gemstone fitted together to create a mosaic-like mural. Each piece is handcut, shaped and finished. The completed individual pieces fit together like a jig-saw puzzle. The finish is a high polish.