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Next to water, concrete is used more than any material in the world. It is poured, formed, molded, colored, and textured into every conceivable use in Amsterdam.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Fonda
518-853-1088
25 Broadway St PO Box 544 Fonda, NY, 12068
Fonda, NY
Crescent Ace Hardware
(518) 371-7100
135 Lapp Rd
Clifton Park, NY
Phillips Hardware
518-346-4383
1729 Union St
Schenectady, NY
Gloversville True Value Hardware
(518) 773-3030
86-88 E Fulton St
Gloversville, NY
Kmart 3600 / Cross Merch
(518) 372-1273
93 W Campbell Rd
Schenectady, NY
Lowe's
(518) 954-2400
4825 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY
Burnt Hills Hardware & Supply Co
(518) 399-8141
217 Kingsley Rd
Burnt Hills, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-861-5364
Osborne Corners
Altamont, NY
Amsterdam Riverfront True Value Hardware
(518) 684-6100
1000 River Front Center
Amsterdam, NY
Lowe's
(518) 348-2940
476 Route 146
Halfmoon, NY

Source: CONCRETE PRODUCER MAGAZINE
Publication date: July 1, 2007

By Budd Newcomb

Next to water, concrete is used more than any material in the world. It is poured, formed, molded, colored, and textured into every conceivable use. Thought to be a product of the modern world, the ancient Egyptians used a primitive concrete in their pyramids and the Romans built the Coliseum with it. Today, it is taken for granted; however, without concrete, our world would be considerably different.

Precast concrete tile is just one of its many forms. Tiles are manufactured by three different processes: wetcast, ram pressed, and extruded. They can be produced in many varieties of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. There is no limit to the textures, whether man-made or duplicating a creation of nature.

Still, concrete tile has its proponents and its detractors. Some overlook the simple fact that hundreds of thousands of square feet have been installed properly around the world for centuries without any unusual problems. The key words are “properly installed.”

Concrete tile's history

In Southern California during the 1920s and 30s, precast concrete tiles were used extensively. In the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, marble chips were added to make popular precast terrazzo tiles. After the 1970s, the many small manufacturers throughout Southern California did not communicate for the betterment of the industry.

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