In Style with Tile Lockport 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 Lockport.

Local Companies

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #11
(716) 631-8922
5085 Transit Rd
Buffalo, NY
(716) 831-5990
1659 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Amherst, NY
Hector's Hardware
10020 Main Street
Clarence, NY
Newfane Lumber & Mfg Co Inc
554 Ohio Street
Lockport, NY
Summit Park Mall
(716) 298-3268
6929 Williams Rd
Niagara Falls, NY
RC Tonewoods
1109 Military Road
Buffalo, NY
(716) 639-2500
8150 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
Hahn Hardware Company Inc
(585) 798-5020
627 West Ave, Adjacent to the Rail Road Museum
Medina, NY
Valu Home Center #15
620 Dick Rd
Depew, NY
Tonawanda - Sears Hardware Stores
(716) 877-5512
1764 Sheridan Dr
Tonawanda, NY
Data Provided by:

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
- Eco-Friendly Product Reviews Lockport NY
Translucent illumaWALL is made of polycarbonate or resin art panels that transmit diffused natural light. At night, integral LEDs can be programmed to change colors. The double-glazed walls filled with Nanogel Aerogel (optional) achieve R-10 with high light transmission.
- Home Improvement Product Reviews Lockport NY
- How to Regreen a Home Lockport NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Lockport NY
- Doors Review Lockport NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Lockport NY
- High-Efficiency Products Lockport NY
- Green Products for the Home Lockport NY
- Home Exterior Products Lockport NY