In Style with Tile Flushing 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 Flushing.

Local Companies

S & E Building Matls Co
(718) 436-4923
744 Mcdonald Ave, between Ditmas Ave and Cortelyou Rd.
Brooklyn, NY
Mar Jam Supply, Inc.
718-388-6465
20 Rewe Street
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(201)271-1200
1055 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ
The Home Depot
(516)542-9200
2000 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
The Home Depot
(718)278-9031
50-10 Northern Blvd
Long Island City, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Costello's Ace Hardware
(516) 221-0010
2667 Merrick Rd
Bellmore, NY
Canarsie Lumber, Inc
718-649-2200
826 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(718)507-9007
73-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst, NY
The Home Depot
(516)546-6280
160 E. Sunrise Hwy
Freeport, NY
Data Provided by:
  

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.

Click here to read full article from The Concrete Producer

Related Articles
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Flushing NY
Building codes require that residential masonry chimneys with walls thinner than 8 inches (nominal) be lined with a fire clay flue lining, fire clay brick, or a material that resists corrosion, softening, and cracking from flue gases as hot as 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Home Improvement Product Reviews Flushing NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Flushing NY
- How to Regreen a Home Flushing NY
- High-Efficiency Products Flushing NY
- Eco-Friendly Product Reviews Flushing NY
- Green Products for the Home Flushing NY
- Home Exterior Products Flushing NY
- Doors Review Flushing NY