Through-Bodied PorcelainTerm: The term through-body refers to the tile being consistent in composition through out the body of the tile. The color and texture runs through the entire dimensional thickness of the porcelain tile.
Composition: Through-body tile is derived from mixtures of clay, sand and other natural minerals that are shaped into tile and fired at high temperatures.
Appearance: Through-body tile is considered as one of the most fashionable choices for floors, walls and countertops. The color of the tile runs throughout its body.
Usage: Through-bodied porcelain tiles can be used for both residential and heavy commercial installations.
Glazed PorcelainTerm: Glaze is a glass wear layer or hard finish (usually colored), applied to the surface of machine-made clay tiles.
Composition: Glazed porcelain has a body made of the porcelain material and a glaze applied over the surface. It is fired in a kiln and the result is a very strong bodied tile.
Appearance: Glazing, either shiny or matte, provides the most beautiful and varied colors, designs and decorations in ceramic tiles.
Performance: Glazed tiles are non-porous. The glaze being an impervious facial finish protects tile from stains and moisture. These tiles are usually easier to maintain and can be treated for a higher slip resistance.
Usage: Vitreous glazed floor tiles are a durable option for counter tops and walls, providing a surface that is practically stain-proof.