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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 Beacon.

Local Companies

J & R TOOL CO
(845) 279-6169
3651 DANBURY RD, RTE 6 BREWSTER, NY, 10509
Brewster, NY
Scotts Corners Hardware
845-457-5005
1037 State Route 17K
Montgomery, NY
Weber's Hardware
845-895-2781
22 Wallkill Avenue
Wallkill, NY
Kmart 9415 / Cross Merch
(845) 628-6247
987 Route 6
Mahopac, NY
Poughkeepsie Galleria
(845) 298-3700
2001 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Fastenal- Newburgh
845-564-1552
13 Jeanne Drive Newburgh, NY, 12550
Newburgh, NY
Lowe's of Chester
845-572-2400
3924 Summerville Way Chester, NY, 10918
Chester, NY
Rim Supply
845-565-5220
2 Johnes Street
Newburgh, NY
The Home Depot
(845)279-9669
80 Independence Way SE
Brewster, NY
Kmart 9462 / Cross Merch
(845) 561-2334
374 Windsor Hwy Rte 32
Vails Gate, 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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