Top Differences between Rectified and Non-Rectified Tilesby Lisa C. Marketing Writer
When you are out to buy porcelain tiles, you are generally shown rectified and non-rectified tiles. These are industry jargon which commoners and homeowners aren’t usually aware of.
In this article, we talk about and differentiate rectified and non-rectified porcelain tiles with an aim to help you decide which makes a better choice for your project. Check out the following subsections –
Rectified Porcelain Tiles –
The easiest way to identify rectified porcelain tiles is their edge. The edge of these porcelain tiles is made straight – as straight as possible. The tiles are taken through different procedures including grinding and smoothing after firing to achieve a neat and straight edge.
To be exact, these are perfectly smooth and flat tiles. They make a perfect choice for floors in heavy traffic residential and commercial environments.
Sometimes, to avoid the chipping on edges, these tiles have a beveled edge from front.
Rectified porcelain tiles are costlier than non-rectified tiles, because of the aforementioned additional processes.
Non-Rectified Tiles –
The edges of non-rectified tiles are no flat and straight. They are packaged after firing; no other coatings, grinding and smoothing treatments are given to the tile after firing.
The best part of these tiles is that, they give your home interior a more natural look and feel. They are not perfect, and that’s the beauty of non-rectified tiles.
Since these tiles do not have straight edges, you will need to leave wider grout lines.
These tiles are cheaper than rectified porcelain tiles.
The types of porcelain tiles are not limited to rectified and non-rectified only. They are available in many other varieties based on their thickness, surface finish, size, and texture.
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