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  • Writer's pictureNick Mastrogiovanni

What is a rectified tile? Lets get to the bottom of it.

If you're in the market for new tiles, you've probably come across the term "rectified tile" and thought to yourself, "What the heck is that?!" Well, fear not my friend, I'm here to break it down for you in a way that won't make your head spin.


In simple terms, a rectified tile is a tile that has been precisely cut after it has been fired in the kiln. That's it. Sounds easy enough, right? But what does that actually mean for you and your tiling project?



Well, for starters, rectified tiles are incredibly precise and uniform in size. This means that when they're installed, they create a very clean and seamless look. So, if you're the type of person who can't handle even the slightest variation in tile size, then rectified tiles might be right up your alley.


Another advantage of rectified tiles is that they can be installed with a very thin grout line, which can make for a more seamless and contemporary look. Plus, because the edges of rectified tiles are so precise, you don't have to worry about any uneven or chipped edges that can sometimes happen with non-rectified tiles.



Now, before you jump on the rectified tile bandwagon, there are a few things to keep in mind. Because rectified tiles are so precise, they can be a bit more difficult to install. You'll need to make sure that your tile installer has experience working with rectified tiles and is able to make very precise cuts.


Also, because rectified tiles are so uniform in size, any imperfections or inconsistencies in the surface of the tile will be more noticeable. So, if you're choosing a rectified tile, make sure to inspect each tile carefully for any defects or imperfections before installing.


In conclusion, rectified tiles can be a great choice for anyone who wants a very precise and seamless look for their tiling project. Just make sure to choose a tile installer who knows how to work with rectified tiles and carefully inspect each tile for any imperfections. And, don't forget to have a sense of humor about the whole thing - after all, it's just a fancy way of saying the tile has been cut with precision.



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