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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 Brewster.

Local Companies

Ace Hardware
(203) 268-0342
246 Main St, Located in the old Frank's Nursery, Rt.25
Monroe, CT
Newtown Hardware
61 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT
The Home Depot
114 Federal Road
Danbury, CT
The Home Depot
80 Independence Way SE
Brewster, NY
Kmart 9414 / Cross Merch
(914) 243-3685
Rte 118 355 Downing
Yorktown Hts, NY
(845) 279-6169
Brewster, NY
Bethel Handyman Supply
(203) 792-4043
34 Stony Hill Rd, between Target and Big Y
Bethel, CT
Kelloggs & Lawrence
26-30 The Parkway
Katonah, NY
The Home Depot
104 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT
Jefferson Valley Mall
(914) 248-2500
600 Lee Blvd
Yorktown Hts, NY

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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