What is an Unrectified Tile?
Unrectified (or non rectified tile) do not undergo the additional grinding process. As such they have a more curved, uneven edge.
If the sound of uneven edges is unnerving to you, don’t fret! It is almost completely unnoticeable (not to a tiler though!) as they may only be out a few millimeters.
Alongside this there are a lot of tiles which purposely have a rough or ‘handmade look’ edge. This has become a popular trend in the tile industry as the rough edges add more character especially for tile varieties including subway and other decorators.
As such non rectified tiles have a more natural look compared to rectified tiles which are more modern and clean cut.
What Are The Advantages Of Rectified Tiles?
The main advantage of an unrectified tile is it costs less than rectified tiles. As such they are a more affordable option for those on a tight budget!
The benefit between larger grout lines is you have the option of sanded grout. Sanded grout is the preferred installation choice for grout as it is much more durable, easier to clean and will not break down as quickly over time. This means it will handle areas with greater foot traffic more durably.
Are There Disadvantages?
The most obvious disadvantage is you can expect much larger grout lines between unrectified tiles compared to rectified. Another downfall is the thicker grout lines means more obvious dirt and staining. It will be much more obvious that the grout needs a good scrub!
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