|Porcelain tile is quickly becoming the largest selling type of tile. Porcelain tile is extremely strong and durable due to its makeup of fine porcelain clays and the level at which it is baked. Within recent years the technology in creating more attractive and realistic tiles has advanced. This new technology has created porcelain tile in formats that duplicate materials such as marble, travertine, slate, fabric, concrete, & leather. These beautiful and durable looking tiles are what have furthered the popularity and sales of porcelain tile. There are two types of porcelain tile. The first is called through or color body porcelain tile. Tile within this category has the same color that goes from the surface of the tile all the way to the bottom. This is the strongest type of tile. If you are able to chip the surface, it will not be very noticeable because you will find the same color visible underneath. All through body porcelain tile can be installed both inside and outside. The second type of porcelain tile is glazed porcelain. Glazed porcelain is also made with exceptional porcelain clays and is very strong. However, the glazed surface of the tile is composed of a separate layer. This surface glaze is similar to a traditional ceramic tiles glaze, except it is made from porcelain. Glazed porcelain tile is suitable for all interior areas and many are suitable for exterior use. Customers should look at the rating of the individual tile they select to determine if it is rated to be installed in exterior areas. Please take a look at the large selection of porcelain tile we offer at Holmes Tile & Marble Co. on our page or visit our beautiful showroom in Jonesboro, AR. If you have questions or need additional information about porcelain tile, contact us online or by phone at 870-932-8011.