Through-body porcelain tile can be installed in any room of the home or outdoor settings. According to the Tile Council of North America, tiles are usually frost-resistant because they are dense and low water absorption rate. You can find the right floor tile for any application at Easton Flooring in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. We have a great selection of porcelain tiles.
Ceramic vs. porcelain
Porcelain is a specialized type of ceramic. While ceramic is made of coarse clay, porcelain is composed of fine kaolin clay. In addition, porcelain tile is fired in the kiln at a higher temperature than ceramic tile. Ceramic is porous, so a floor is only waterproof when it is glazed. Porcelain is naturally impervious, and while more costly, it is the most durable type of tile available.
Through-body tile vs. color-body tile
There are two types of porcelain, and one of these has through-body color. This means the color of the surface and the body color of the unglazed tile are the same. On the other hand, color-body tile has a glazed design on the surface and a solid-colored body. Usually, the most dominant color in the design is chosen for the body color.
Benefits of through-body color
When the color on the top goes all the way through, the tile tends not to show wear. As a result, scratches and chips are almost invisible. In addition, unglazed tile usually has better slip resistance than glazed tile. Through-body tile, which can mimic the look of natural materials like wood and stone, is available in a wide variety of colors and textures, and sizes.
Family-owned Easton Flooring installs porcelain tile in southeastern Pennsylvania homes and businesses. Roslyn, Abington, Glenside, and Horsham are located in our tile shop service area. We offer other services, too, including design consultation and free flooring estimates. You can begin your tile upgrade by viewing our online product catalog or by coming to our tile store in Willow Grove.