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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.

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Fastenal-Poughkeepsie
845-486-8828
35 Patrick Lane Noxon BussPark Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
Poughkeepsie, NY
Lowe's of Chester
845-572-2400
3924 Summerville Way Chester, NY, 10918
Chester, NY
Webers Hardware & Paint
845-895-2781
22 Wallkill Ave
Wallkill, NY
The Home Depot
(845)485-0420
3470 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Kmart 9415 / Cross Merch
(845) 628-6247
987 Route 6
Mahopac, NY
Fastenal- Buchanan
914-736-0156
12B White St Buchanan, NY, 10511
Buchanan, NY
J & R TOOL CO
(845) 279-6169
3651 DANBURY RD, RTE 6 BREWSTER, NY, 10509
Brewster, NY
Rim Supply
845-565-5220
2 Johnes Street
Newburgh, NY
The Home Depot
(845)561-6540
1220 Route 300
Newburgh, NY
The Home Depot
(845)298-9200
1570 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, 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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