In Style with Tile West Islip NY

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 West Islip.

Local Companies

Roberts Plywood Co.
800-422-4944
45 North Industry Court
Deer Park, NY
Lowe's
(631) 406-2015
2150 Nesconset Highway
Stony Brook, NY
Lowe's of Stony Brook, NY
631-406-2015
2150 Nesconset Highway Stony Brook, NY, 11790
Stony Brook, NY
Hicksville - A
(516) 733-3000
195 N Broadway
Hicksville, NY
N Babylon/Deer Pk - Sears Hardware Stores
(631) 667-3958
20 Deer Shore Sq
North Babylon, NY
EXOTIC WOODS USA
(631) 651-8651
698 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY
Suburban Mills
631-351-6445
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
Fastenal- Mineola
516-294-7132
315-B Roslyn Road Mineola, NY, 11501
Mineola, NY
The Home Depot
(631)580-7849
255 Pond Path
South Setauket, NY
Sunrise Mall
(516) 797-2400
800 Sunrise Mall
Massapequa, NY
Data Provided by:
  

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.

Click here to read full article from The Concrete Producer

Related Articles
- Home Exterior Products West Islip NY
The Distinction Doors Signature Series of fiberglass entry doors has been expanded with the Rustic Collection. The Southwestern-style doors use the manufacturer's Hydroshield Technology to protect against moisture and water damage and prevent rotting and rusting.
- High-Efficiency Products West Islip NY
- How to Regreen a Home West Islip NY
- Green Products for the Home West Islip NY
- Doors Review West Islip NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws West Islip NY
- Home Improvement Product Reviews West Islip NY
- Eco-Friendly Product Reviews West Islip NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys West Islip NY