One of the first choices to make when retiling your Toronto home involves deciding on the overall look of the tile. There are two main types of tile cuts, rectified and pressed.
Pressed tiles have finished, rounded edges. Traditional tiles feature this style with rounded edges. These tiles require more grout between the seams, and the grout is more noticeable.
Rectified tiles have cut, straight edges. They go through a second process after being fired in a kiln. This second processing step makes these tiles a bit more expensive than pressed tiles. People prefer rectified tiles when they want to create a uniform look, seamless floors, and use less grout.
While you can find pressed or rectified tiles in all types of material, many homeowners prefer pressed ceramic tiles in Toronto. Those going for upscale, seamless flooring might choose porcelain tiles in Toronto.
Should I Choose Rectified or Pressed Tiles?
Rectified tiles represent a relatively new aesthetic choice. This makes them slightly more popular with homeowners who want to create an edgier look. Rectified tiles have sharp corners to allow for very thin, nearly non-existent grout lines. Precise edges and corners allow you to create the illusion of continuous flooring, uninterrupted by pronounced grout lines. It may also help with maintenance as debris is less likely to get stuck in the grout lines.
Pressed tiles make sense if you prefer standard grout lines, want a classic look, or choose smaller tile sizes. (Rectified tiles come in all sizes starting from 12 inches and up). Additionally, pressed tiles are less expensive.
Contact Deco-Tile today for help selecting pressed or rectified tiles. Our specialists can also provide tips and tricks for getting the grouting right, no matter which tile style you choose.