Tile flooring in St. Croix Falls, WI from Cascade Flooring

What people are saying about “through-body” tile flooring

When shopping for tile in St. Croix Falls, WI, you often hear the phrase "through-body." This is well sought-after; people tell us they love it before their floor always looks bright and clean. The tile never looks like it needs repair.

That’s because, with through-body, you don’t get any white marks when the tiles chip or scratch. Read along to learn more about tile flooring.

What is through-body?

This is specific to porcelain.

The top color goes through to the bisque when unglazed porcelain is made of the same material. There's no glaze, just pigment. Scratches and chips blend in.

Through-body tile flooring is ideal for heavily trafficked floors in busy rooms like the kitchen. Pots, pans, and other items are frequently dropped there, so chips and scratches can regularly occur.

This is available in various colors, patterns, and styles.


Color-body is slightly different but still makes scratches and chips less noticeable. This porcelain, however, is glazed, so the top closely matches the bisque.

Porcelain: a type of ceramic with a different behavior

Porcelain is highly sought-after these days. It's the ideal combination of beauty and function, as seen in our tile flooring store.

Porcelain is a type of ceramic, but it's heavy, denser, and great for high-traffic rooms and outdoor use. It's also non-absorbent, frost resistant, and can withstand the most severe weather.

This large format comes in many colors and patterns. It can be made to look like anything and is, in fact, often preferred for wood and stone looks.

Turning vision into reality

If you have an eye for design, you’ll love tile flooring. Cascade Flooring has a complete inventory with the brands you know and love, such as Daltile, Mohawk, and others. Our highly-trained staff will show you how to mix, match and combine to reflect your style.

Our family-owned company is located in St. Croix Falls, WI. Visit us today to learn more about us. We service St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery, WI.