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Why you need to learn how to install gauged porcelain tile slabs/panels

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are the latest and greatest buzz in the tile industry. As an installer that’s all you needed, right – one more tile to learn how to install plus the need to buy a whole new set of tools? Read More

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Natural Stone Unlimited Potential Applications

Natural Stone – Unlimited Potential by Kent Klaser, CTC, CSI, CDT – TileLetter April 2016 – Just when you thought that the stone found in a… Read More

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Curbless shower design: requirements and options

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… Read More

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Tile and stone lippage: Part 2

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… Read More

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Tile and stone lippage: Part 1

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,… Read More

Tile and Stone Lippage
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Tile and Stone Lippage

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… Read More

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Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile and Stone Training: Avoid Costly Problems with Continued Education

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… Read More

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Why movement joints and sealants must be installed in tile and stone installations

Current Industry Standards and Design Options by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, May 2014, page 54– Industry standards state that all tile installations… Read More

Moisture Problems Published Articles Waterproofing Wet Areas

Installing Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, and Stone in Interior Wet Areas

Understanding the Importance of Slope, Weeps, and Flashing by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  – TileLetter, January 2014 – Interior wet areas are… Read More

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Specifying Movement Joints and Sealants for Tile and Stone Installations 

Reviewing Current Standards and Design Options by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  – The Construction Specifier – Volume 66, Number 10, October 2013 – When there is a… Read More