What is the difference between rectified and non-rectified tiles?

Category: Choosing your tiles

With so much choice in tiles, it can sometimes be difficult to know which to go for. One element of this is rectified versus non-rectified tiles.

Rectified Tiles

A rectified tile is a tile that, in its production, has been finished so that all sides are exactly the same size, making the tile uniformed with precision. This allows for a minimum grout joint to make the floor appear as one large tiled area. In doing this, the tiles require less grout.

Non-Rectified Tiles

A non-rectified tile has uneven edges. This makes for a more natural looking tile, but require a wider grout joint, giving a more traditional tiled look.

Choosing a rectified or non-rectified tile is down to preference and the type of space you are tiling. Rectified can look more modern with their seamless finish whereas non-rectified gives you more opportunity to use decorative grouts. Whichever you choose, we’re sure you will love your finished, tiled space.