Color Body and Through Body Tiles

Topeka Biscuit

Topeka Biscuit

As you look around for your next tile project you might want to read this to help you pick out the tile of your choice before you begin. One of the few things you can look at when you compare price is what kind of tile are you getting. Is it a porcelain tile or is it a ceramic.

Most tile you see when you are looking at tile has a glaze and a finish that while is hard and durable can be chipped. Not easily but it can be done. Once that happens it is time to take out a spare tile and replace it. But if you want to make it so that  chipped tile does not stand out while you are waiting to put in your new fresh tile to look at Color Body and Through Body Tiles.

 

Berkshire Oak

Berkshire Oak (Color Body)

A Color body weather in porcelain, or in ceramic, means that while you pay a few cents more a square foot you are also buying a little bit more peace of mind, after you get the tile installed. Color Body means in the tile industry that the factory while they were making the tile put some of the same pigments in the glaze through out the body of the tile. This little bit of thought that the factory does make the tile a little bit more expensive but should you chip the tile, the body of the tile you see will be closer in color to the tile. So instead of seeing a white, bone, or terracotta color, you will see something closer to what the glaze is on top of the tile.

 

Urbanite Gild

Urbanite Gild (Through Body)

The Elite of tile in the tile industry is though the Through Body Tiles. Through Body Tiles takes what the color body is and goes one step further. A Through Body Tile will have the same Color all the way through the tile. Meaning that color and the actual design is throughout the tile. So even when you chip a tile well you don’t really need to replace it right away because it will look just as good as the day before you broke it. In fact unless you noticed the chip while you were sweeping it might take you a few days to even notice that you have a chip in your tile.

Stellar Through Body Porcelain

Stellar Zenith

Stellar Zenith

The Stellar Series is the Newest in HDP – High Definition Porcelain from Florida Tile. A Through Body Porcelain Floor and wall line the Stellar series is a bold statement in the contemporary design. An earthy industrial color palette in cool modern tones will give your installation the design credit you are looking for even if it’s not a midtown loft. The smooth minimalistic surface and graphical movement of the colors is a fusion of stained concrete with a dull metallic element. The Through Body technique adds dimension of depth that makes the colors melt together deep into the tile.  With the contemporary line, comes a large format tiles, available in 18×18, 12×24, and 24×24. The four colors are a mix of Light, Medium, and Dark Grey along with a rich Rust Brown. Accompanied by two listello versions to match two colors each and a large format 12×24 random strip mosaic the line is complete with 24 in bullnose and a 12 inch cove base. And corners. GREENGAURD and Porcelain tile certified, the line contains 40% recycled content and will hold up to any residential or commercial application.

Stellar Nova

Stellar Nova

Stellar Helio

Stellar Helio