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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 Rensselaer.

Local Companies

Lowe's of Albany
518-956-9407
1482 Central Ave Colonie, NY, 12205
Colonie, NY
Crescent Ace Hardware
(518) 371-7100
135 Lapp Rd
Clifton Park, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-459-2300
1157 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Lowe's
(518) 436-6020
271 Route 9 West
Glenmont, NY
Kmart 4383 / Cross Merch
(518) 456-7701
1860 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Harvey Industries
(518) 862-1490
4253 Albany Street Albany, NY, 12205
Albany, NY
LOWE'S OF GLENMONT, NY
518 436-6020
271 ROUTE 9 WEST GLENMONT, NY, 12077
Glenmont, NY
Phillips Hardware
518-459-2300
42 Saratoga Ave
Waterford, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-465-8861
292 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Rotterdame Sq Mall
(518) 386-5200
93 W Campbell Rd
Rotterdam, 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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