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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 Riverhead.

Local Companies

Lowe's
(631) 207-4541
2796 Route 112
Medford, NY
Ace Hardware
(631) 929-5095
6281 Rte 25 A
Wading River, NY
Suffolk Supply True Value
(631) 924-3935
1504 Rocky Point Rd
Middle Island, NY
The Home Depot
(631)286-4665
10 Gateway Blvd
Patchogue, NY
Kmart 9423 / Cross Merch
(631) 537-6449
Bldg 82 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY
Southold Hardware Corp
(631) 779-2676
54795 Route 25
Southold, NY
UNIVERSAL TOOL
(631) 281-4147
1175 MONTAUK HIGHWAY MASTIC, NY, 11950
Mastic, NY
Mjn True Value
(631) 821-3567
691 Route 25a
Miller Place, NY
The Home Depot
(631)286-0210
20 Farber Drive
Bellport, NY
Lowe's
(631) 687-6220
825 Montauk Highway
East Patchogue, 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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