Die-cut tile has irregular edges, resulting in uneven seams.
Die-cutting is an imperfect procedure. By nature, it creates slight irregularities in the edges of the tiles. A die slams down on a 1/8" piece of solid plastic. As the die cuts the tile, it also fractures the edges. The fractured edges may be only a couple of degrees off from a perfect right angle. On one tile, such variation is insignificant, often invisible to the naked eye. During installation, even infinitesimal variations can create unsightly gaps between tiles, compromising appearance and increasing installation time and cost.
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