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Tile FAQs

What are Rectified Tiles?

Rectified tiles are ceramic or porcelain tiles that are made to a precise tolerance. This means they are cut to near exact measurements with a near perfect straight edge.

What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles?

Porcelain tiles use a more refined clay and are fired at higher temperatures. This makes porcelain tiles denser and more durable. Porcelain tiles are considered to be a higher quality than ceramic tiles.

Tile Terminology ( A Glossary of tiling & Tiling Terms)

We know some of the language used in the tiling world can be confusing so here we explain some of the popular terms that are used.

Can all tiles be used on walls and floors?

The simple answer to this no. Walls tiles are not suitable for use on a floor. However many tiles are multi-use for walls and floors. You just need to check they are suitable for use on a floor, then they can be used on walls.

What surfaces can I tile onto?

With modern day adhesive technology it is possible to tile onto most surfaces. The secret is all about the preparation and using the correct adhesive.

What tiles should I use in a wet room?

Careful consideration should be given when choosing tiles for a wet room. With the floor of a wet room being used like a shower tray, it is important to think about how slippery the floor could get. With this in mind we recommend that the tiles for the floor of a wet room should have a high anti slip rating.