through-body porcelain

Through-body porcelain is a type of porcelain tile which possess a coloration that penetrates from the surface to the bottom.  It is a homogeneous flooring product.  That is, the body (i.e., biscuit) of the tile is the same color as the tile's surface and underside.  The chief benefit of a through-body porcelain is that a chip in the surface of the tile, if suffered, is less noticeable than a chip in the surface of a glazed porcelain.  Furthermore, a cut edge, if exposed, is a perfect color match.  Such a benefit is very helpful if customized cutting or beveling is needed (e.g, on stairs).  To a less degree, a similar benefit is enjoyed with color-body porcelain.

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