In Style with Tile Cortland 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 Cortland.

Local Companies

Tully Building Supply
315 696 8984
24 Onondaga St Tully, NY, 13159
Tully, NY
Ag Trac Llc
315-497-1650
1044 State Route 34
Genoa, NY
La Fayette True Value Hdwe
(315) 677-9709
2945 Rt 11
La Fayette, NY
Cayuga True Value Lumber
(607) 273-0245
801 W State St
Ithaca, NY
Pyramid Mall
(607) 266-6100
40 Catherwood Rd
Ithaca, NY
Lowe's
(607) 254-2000
130 Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway
Ithaca, NY
Cincinnatus Home Center
607-863-4175
2752 Rt 26
Cincinnatus, NY
Alpine Building Supply
315-497-1221
Route 38
Moravia, NY
Ithaca Agway & True Value
(607) 272-1848
213 S Fulton St
Ithaca, NY
Cortland - D
(607) 753-9663
854 State Rte 13
Cortland, 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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