April 19, 2022
Rectified tiles, whose edges are cut after firing, are being used increasingly in interior design due to the spacious effect they create and their hygienic properties. With their technical features, barely visible joints and realistic textures, this type of tile lends itself to the design of more neutral and luminous multi-purpose spaces. The following article gives some examples of their use.
More natural walls with rectified tiles
Using rectified tiles on walls or floors creates lighter, more spacious rooms with greater continuity, while the fact that there is hardly any separation between the tiles gives spaces more personality. Ceramic collections such as Lucerne, Hannover and Verbier by Porcelanosa, reproduce the colour and texture of stones such as granite or slate. Designed in large format (120 cm x 120 cm) and with a realistic surface, these rectified tiles offer increased resilience and create an air of sobriety.
This aesthetic approach and greyish tone is shared by the Deco Hannover collection, whose geometric and floral motifs are inspired by nineteenth-century art nouveau designs. These ceramic tiles can be used as a decorative element on walls, giving spaces a lighter feel. The same effect is created by Samui Verbier rectified tiles, whose asymmetric lines and curves, forming fine black waves, simulate the movement of sand dunes in the desert.
Rectified tiles to gain space
Cut at a right angle and with zero porosity, rectified tiles allow easier, more efficient cleaning. These qualities make the maintenance of rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom easier, and the way in which they are laid reinforces the sense of space, uniting rooms and creating a sense of continuity, especially between interior and exterior areas. XTONE compact sintered mineral and its cement-look series (Stark Grey Nature, Ewood Camel and Stark Sand) are ideal for achieving this effect. Wall tiles and flooring can be combined in the same design, enlarging the space and eliminating boundaries.