In Style with Tile Clifton Park 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 Clifton Park.

Local Companies

Shaker Hardware
(518) 785-9052
607 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham, NY
Fastenal- Albany
518-459-2086
116-118 Railroad Ave Albany, NY, 12205
Albany, 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
The Home Depot
(518)581-6480
3043 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
Olsen's Hardware & Garden Center
(518) 475-9483
1900 New Scotland Rd
Slingerlands, NY
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Albany
518-489-5581
15 Kairnes Street Albany, NY, 12205
Albany, NY
LOWE'S OF GLENMONT, NY
518 436-6020
271 ROUTE 9 WEST GLENMONT, NY, 12077
Glenmont, NY
LOWE'S OF NISKAYUNA, NY
518 382-8371
422 BALLTOWN ROAD SCHENECTADY, NY, 12304
Schenectady, NY
Amsterdam Riverfront True Value Hardware
(518) 684-6100
1000 River Front Center
Amsterdam, 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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