Rectified V’s Unrectified
Rectified tile is defined as tile that has been mechanically finished on all sides to ensure consistent size and precision. It is most commonly employed in larger tiles, but it is also utilised when large and small tiles are combined to form a patterned design. Rectified tiles give a room a modern appearance, whilst cushioned edge wall tiles soften the aspect of the area.
Rectified edges are also known as sharp edges, whereas unrectified tiles are known as non-rectified edges, cushioned edges, soft edges, or pillow edges.
When you use a rectified tile, you may arrange the tiles much closer together with tighter joint spacing. Because there is less grout used in between, the grout is less noticeable. When a large area is used between tiles, the grout becomes a distinct aspect of the design, and if the grout does not mix well with the tiles, it can result in an unappealing finish. Furthermore, the grout can easily become filthy and discoloured over time, detracting from the appearance of the tile itself.
Rectified tiles are often slightly more expensive since trimming down to size incurs an additional cost. Furthermore, the cost of laying rectified tiles is usually higher than the cost of laying unrectified tiles because it takes more time, attention, and a flatter substrate.