In Style with Tile Ballston Spa NY

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 Ballston Spa.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Schenectady
518-377-2112
801 Crane Street Schenectady, NY, 12303
Schenectady, NY
LOWE'S OF HALFMOON, NY
518 348-2940
476 ROUTE 146 HALFMOON, NY, 12065
Halfmoon, NY
Phillips Hardware
518-459-2300
42 Saratoga Ave
Waterford, NY
Lowe's
(518) 348-2940
476 Route 146
Halfmoon, NY
Wilton Mall
(518) 583-8500
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Spgs, NY
Lowe's
(518) 954-2400
4825 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY
LOWE'S OF COLONIE, NY
518 786-3350
800 LOUDON ROAD LATHAM, NY, 12110
Latham, NY
Mechanicville Co Living Center
518-664-7661
133 N Central Avenue
Mechanicville, NY
Phillips Hardware
518-346-4383
1729 Union St
Schenectady, NY
Clifton Park - D
(518) 383-6910
15 Park Ave
Clifton Park, 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.

Click here to read full article from The Concrete Producer

Related Articles
- Eco-Friendly Product Reviews Ballston Spa NY
Translucent illumaWALL is made of polycarbonate or resin art panels that transmit diffused natural light. At night, integral LEDs can be programmed to change colors. The double-glazed walls filled with Nanogel Aerogel (optional) achieve R-10 with high light transmission.
- How to Regreen a Home Ballston Spa NY
- Green Products for the Home Ballston Spa NY
- Home Exterior Products Ballston Spa NY
- Home Improvement Product Reviews Ballston Spa NY
- High-Efficiency Products Ballston Spa NY
- Doors Review Ballston Spa NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Ballston Spa NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Ballston Spa NY