RECTIFIED PORCELAIN SPECIALIST SUNSHINE COAST
Discover everything you need to know about rectified tiling
What is a rectified tile? Quite simply, a rectified tile has a square edge.
What is a ceramic tile? These tiles can be identified by their rounded, or cushioned edge.
Having a rectified tile laying specialist is so important. If these tiles are laid incorrectly, the final floor will have:
- Awkward raised edges and corners that are sharp when walking over.
- Grout joins that are over the recommended 1.5mm – 2mm that can look too large.
- Shadows will highlight imperfections that are very hard to live with.
Always question a tiler who refuses or avoids to lay rectified tiles. Avoiding the job can be a way of them hiding a lack of experience and often not being trade qualified.
Craig Thorne Tiling specialise in all tile types including stone and rectified.
When laying rectified tiles, factors that create the challenge are:
- Whether the floor is level
- Humps and dips in a concrete slab
- Creating fall to drains and wet areas with such a large tile
- Recommended small grout joins (1.5mm – 2mm)
- Setting the layout to achieve mostly larger cuts
- Working with large tiles on walls
You need to have the knowledge of what can go wrong before you choose to engage a tiler. Once the job has been completed, you should have grout joins that are approximately 2mm maximum in width and free from sharp edges when you walk on the floor.
Finally, to achieve a quality finish with laying rectified tiles you need to have confidence in your tiler.