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Can ceramic tile be rectified?
Last Updated: 11th January, 2020
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Thereof, are rectified tiles harder to lay?
Laying rectified tiles is a slower process than laying traditional edge tiles and may also cost more even though they are straight edge. It will also allow you to better line up grout joints to create a seamless floor tile or wall tile design.
One may also ask, what is the difference between rectified and non rectified tiles? Rectification is a process that affects the edges of a tile. A mechanical process straightens the tile edges and ensures they are perfectly squared. Non-rectified tiles, on the other hand, are tiles with natural, uneven edges that require a wider grout joint.
Also to know is, is rectified tile better?
Rectified tile is not necessarily a “better” choice—it's just a relatively new process that has made certain aesthetics possible. Namely, the precision-cut edges and sharp corners of rectified porcelain make very thin grout lines possible, as the tiles can sit much closer together (as little as 1/16th of an inch).
Why are rectified tiles more expensive to lay?
It's always relative to the quality, type and size of tile that you're after, but rectified tiles usually cost more than non-rectified tiles of a similar standard, because there's a bit more work that goes into producing them.