The difference between various types of tiles

  • July 28,2017
  • in Technology
  • by MAA

The difference between various types of tiles

A lot of my clients ask the difference between various types of tiles. Here are the answers to few of the questions. I shall post more, as the questions keep coming in.


Full Body Tile: This refers to a manufacturing process as a result of which, the design is not merely on the top surface of the tile, but runs throughout the entire tile.
Soluble-Salt: This technology is used for penetrating color in the vitrified tiles. The yet unfired tile body is given a liquid color screen-printing to create the design on the tile. It is called Soluble Salt Technology because soluble salt is used for giving the tile a particular pattern and color.
Glazed Body Tile: Glazed tiles are coated with a liquid glass, which is then baked into the surface of the clay. The glaze provides an unlimited array of colors and designs as well as protects the tile from staining.
The unglazed tiles are pretty much the same as the glazed tile, except that their surface is not coated.
Full-body porcelain tiles do not show wear because their color extends throughout the tile, making them ideal for commercial applications.
 Nano-Polish: It’s an extra surface layer coated over the tiles to increase a tile’s resistance to STAIN. Hence also called Stain-Free tile.