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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 Watervliet.

Local Companies

Tremont Lumber Co Inc
(518) 674-3836
2897 Route 43
Averill Park, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-439-9943
235 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-765-2377
18 South Main St
Voorheesville, NY
The Home Depot
(518)388-9121
2500 Cambridge Rd
Schenectady, NY
Kmart 3129 / Cross Merch
(518) 449-1195
164 Columbia Tpke
Rensselaer, NY
Nassau Country Value
(518) 766-3717
3517 US Rte 20
Nassau, NY
LOWE'S OF COLONIE, NY
518 786-3350
800 LOUDON ROAD LATHAM, NY, 12110
Latham, NY
Pfeil Hardware
518-687-0014
63 Third St
Troy, NY
Phillips Hardware
518-459-2300
42 Saratoga Ave
Waterford, NY
Kmart 4383 / Cross Merch
(518) 456-7701
1860 Central Ave
Albany, 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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