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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 Schenectady.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Schenectady
518-377-2112
801 Crane Street Schenectady, NY, 12303
Schenectady, NY
Burnt Hills Hardware & Supply Co
(518) 399-8141
217 Kingsley Rd
Burnt Hills, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-439-9943
235 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY
Pfeil Hardware
518-687-0014
63 Third St
Troy, NY
Kmart 3129 / Cross Merch
(518) 449-1195
164 Columbia Tpke
Rensselaer, NY
Lowe's
(518) 956-9407
1482 Central Avenue
Colonie, NY
LOWE'S OF COLONIE, NY
518 786-3350
800 LOUDON ROAD LATHAM, NY, 12110
Latham, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-861-5364
Osborne Corners
Altamont, NY
Mechanicville Co Living Center
518-664-7661
133 N Central Avenue
Mechanicville, NY
The Home Depot
(518)283-1819
600 N Greenbush Rd
Rensselaer, 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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