Technical Specification

Tile and stone terminology can be confusing at times. Below, we've described the Edges of Tile term you might find on our website or product sheets to help you better understand our products.


Edge of Tile

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Rectified

Rectified tiles are ceramic or porcelain tiles that have been precisely ground and machined to give them near-perfect straight edges and exact dimensions. The most sought after feature of rectified tile is that the uniform size allows for tile to be installed with narrow grout joints (1/16”).


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Pressed

Pressed, or non-rectified tiles, vary slightly in shape for each production run. There are not extra steps to ensure precision amongst size as there is for rectified tile. Due to the size variation, wider grout joints are needed to align the tile during installation.