In Style with Tile Oneonta 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 Oneonta.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Oneonta
7352 State Hwy #23, Suite #3 Oneonta, NY, 13820
Oneonta, NY
Haggerty Ace Hardware
(607) 510-4150
36 West St
Walton, NY
Haggerty Hardware of Delhi
(607) 746-8810
1 Main St Ste 7, Price Chopper Plaza
Delhi, NY
A C Hoyt Hardware Inc
(607) 965-8421
3 East St
Edmeston, NY
Oneonta - Auth Hometown
(607) 432-3100
61 S Main St
Oneonta, NY
Wightman Specialty Woods
146 County Road 35A
Portlandville, NY
Lowe's of Oneonta
5283 State Highway 23 Oneonta, NY, 13820
Oneonta, NY
Haggerty Hardware Inc
(607) 547-2166
5390 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown General Store
43-57 Main St
Cooperstown, NY
(607) 433-4000
5283 State Highway 23
Oneonta, 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
- How to Regreen a Home Oneonta NY
Architect and "Not So Big" life style visionary Sarah Susanka says when it comes to green remodeling, it's not only about sustainability, energy efficiency and durability, but also innate beauty and the appropriateness in size.
- Eco-Friendly Product Reviews Oneonta NY
- Green Products for the Home Oneonta NY
- Home Improvement Product Reviews Oneonta NY
- High-Efficiency Products Oneonta NY
- Home Exterior Products Oneonta NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Oneonta NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Oneonta NY
- Doors Review Oneonta NY