You've probably heard the terms "through-body" and “color body” quite often in the tile store. The advantage of both is that chips won't be visible. It also means you'll have a tile that always looks fresh, never worn.
Through body color and porcelain
Through-body means one color goes all the way through the bisque. So it's consistent from top to bottom, and chips (although unlikely) will never show.
But porcelain can also be color-body
With glazed porcelain, there will be more than one color. The glaze will have its hue and pattern. The bisque color will harmonize with the glaze, but it won't be an exact match.
Our tile shop will show you examples of each so you can compare.
All about porcelain
Porcelain’s composition includes a fine, non-absorbent clay, called Kaolin, together with sand and glass. It’s also fired at higher temperatures than most other ceramics.
Porcelain comes in countless colors, patterns, and styles. It looks like anything, including wood, stone, fabric, and leather.
Porcelain looks just as good in the living room or hallway as it does in the kitchen and bath. In addition, this floor tile can stand up to the most severe weather, so many use it as a floor tile for patios, decks, and poolside.
Visit our showroom in Wilmington, NC, to see fantastic porcelain tiles.
Knowledgeable, highly-trained staff and over 40 years of experience
At Floor Source Outlet, we think tile flooring is perfect for those who love to flex their creative chops! Our in-house designers can show you all the great things you can do with it.
Visit our showroom in Wilmington, NC, to learn more and get a free quote. In addition, we work with homeowners and businesses in Leland, Hampstead, Jacksonville, and Southport.