Through body color refers to a tile with material and color that permeate throughout its entire body and are the same as what is shown on the surface. Since the color runs all the way through the tile, chips, scratches, and other damages are less noticeable. Through body color is more commonly found in porcelain tiles because porcelain is cured at a higher temperature than ceramic, allowing porcelain tiles to be used in their raw unglazed state. Most unglazed terracotta is also considered to be through body tile. While most unglazed tiles are considered to be true through body tiles, through body tiles can also have a glazed or topcoat protective finish.