Tricia Pompo
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Tricia Pompo

By Donato Pompo, CTC, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, March 2016, page 90 – Curbless showers are showers without a raised shower dam as is traditionally found in tiled showers. Initially, curbless showers were necessary to facilitate shower access by wheelchair users, particularly in public facilities like hotels and hospitals.

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By Donato Pompo, CTC, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, March 2016, page 46– Tile lippage is the vertical displacement between two adjacent tiles of a ceramic, glass, or stone tile installation. Excessive lippage can lead to a number of problems: the edge of the tile with excessive lippage can have a

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By Donato Pompo, CTC, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, February 2016, page 46– Tile lippage is the vertical displacement between two adjacent tiles of a ceramic, glass, or stone tile installation. Excessive lippage can lead to a number of problems: the edge of the tile with excessive lippage can have a

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What is acceptable (and how do you specify it)? by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – The Construction Specifier August 2015 – Excessive tile lippage can be avoided with quality architectural specifications that include adequate testing and quality control processes.  It is typically due to a combination of

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by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Floor Covering Installer, July/August 2015 – As is true for so many products, ceramic tile, glass tile and stone are only as good as how they are installed. For that reason it is important tile installers know and keep up with industry

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 2012 Ceramic Tile Statistics Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants (CTaSC) provides ceramic tile research and marketing services.  CTaSC can evaluate products and markets to help determine how best to position, promote and distribute your products in the USA.  In addition to the free information below, there is a Comprehensive Ceramic Tile

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 Economic Forecast Latest Economic Reports Floor Coveing Weekly Residential replacement impacts 2014 sales Posted Date: 12/31/2014 – click here for complete article U.S floor coverings sales (manufacturer shipments minus exports plus imports) strengthened somewhat in the second half of 2014 after a lackluster first half, according to Catalina Research. In

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Donato Pompo, CTaSC Founder, will be presenting at Surfaces in Las Vegas as part of the Floor Covering Inspectors Symposium taking place on Monday and Tuesday, January 23rd and 24th, 2012 at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. He is a featured expert consultant and will speak about ceramic tile installation

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Ceramic Tile & Stone Industry News Volume 2, Number 4         December 2003 click here to view and print a pdf version of Newsletter • Job Problem News – The substrate is the foundation of a ceramic tile or stone installation. When this foundation is unsuitable for whatever reason, then the products

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  www.CTaSC.com Ceramic Tile & StoneIndustry NewsVolume 2, Number 3         May 2003 Job Problem News – How to Approach a Job Complaint – No one likes to deal with problems whether you are the customer or the product representative.  But dealing with problems in a timely manner and correctly can make the

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