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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 Utica.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Rome
6747 Martin Street Rome, NY, 13440
Rome, NY
Lowe's of New Hartford
4699 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY, 13413
New Hartford, NY
Ilion Lumber Company Inc
161 West Main
Ilion, NY
F.p.morgan True Value Hdw.
(315) 841-4103
108 Main St
Waterville, NY
(315) 867-5520
182 Lowes Boulevard
Herkimer, NY
(315) 709-3000
1230 Erie Blvd. West
Rome, NY
Fastenal- Utica
2150 Oriskany Street West Utica, NY, 13502
Utica, NY
315 793-3812
Utica, NY
Cavo Builders Supplies
1027 Jefferson Ave
Utica, NY
The Home Depot
545 French Road
New Hartford, NY

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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