Should you choose rectified or non rectified tiles?

From the pattern and style to the colour scheme and finish, when shopping for new tiles there are a lot of different factors to consider. Rectified or non rectified tiles are also an important consideration that can make a big difference to the look and feel of any interior space. But what do these terms refer to? And should you choose rectified or non rectified tiles?

What are rectified tiles?

Rectified tiles are tiles that have been mechanically finished on all sides to achieve precise dimensions and straight edges. This process involves using a machine to precisely cut and grind the edges of the tiles to remove any unevenness or inconsistencies.

What are non rectified tiles?

Non-rectified tiles are tiles that have not undergone the mechanical finishing process. As a result, these tiles may have uneven edges and dimensions, which can result in a less precise installation.

So, should you choose rectified or non rectified tiles?

The different construction styles of the two different types of tile mean that these are both useful for different aesthetics and interior design options. As such, whether you should use rectified tiles or non rectified tiles in your property or home will depend on the style and overall design you are aiming to create. Some factors to consider include:

  • Precise design- Rectified tiles are often used in installations where a seamless and precise look is desired, such as in modern kitchens and bathrooms. They are also recommended for use with narrow grout joints, as the straight edges allow for a cleaner and more precise installation.
  • Natural style- Non-rectified tiles are often used in traditional or rustic designs where a more organic or uneven look is desired. These tiles may have slight imperfections and unequal edges which can result in the perfect style of finish for country kitchens or rustic spaces.

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