There is a lot to consider when browsing tile options. From size, color, and style to cost, texture, and functionality- the options are endless. One element that sometimes gets overlooked is whether or not a tile product is rectified. Whether or not a tile has been through the rectification process is an important factor when weighing your tile options.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles have always been popular topics on our blog. Due to the popularity and widespread use of both ceramic and porcelain, we tend to give them the spotlight more often than not. But, one thing we’ve never really touched on is the difference between rectified versus non-rectified tiles. In addition to that, we’ve never expanded on why rectified is preferential in some cases.
In a nutshell, rectified tiles are more refined, more clean cut. They are made with utmost precision to achieve the perfect fit.
The additional process to create a rectified tile is called an “edge treatment.” An edge treatment is done to create clean, precise 90 degree angles on all sides of the tile. A noticeable difference between rectified and non-rectified tiles might seem small to some. But, for those who appreciate the little things and the details, there is no better option.
Although non-rectified tiles might be a little easier on the budget, rectified tiles are among some of the top innovations in the industry. The world of surface design is always in need of fresh perspectives. Rectification is a surface solution that we forecast will be just as useful in the future as it is right now.
If you’re interested in talking more about the differences between rectified and non-rectified tile, let’s connect!