Hollow Sounding Tile May Signal Installation Problems
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Hollow Sounding Tile May Signal Installation Problems

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  – TADA Online July 26, 2013-  Hollow sounding tiles in an installed tile application may or may not mean there is… Read More

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Specifying Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tiles for Exterior and Interior Wet Areas

Understanding the importance of slope, weeps, and flashing by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  – The Construction Specifier, Volume 66, Number 5, May 2013 –… Read More

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Specifying Natural Stone 

by Donato Pompo  – Construction Canada, … Read More

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Tile: Then and Now

Interview article on Donato Pompo -Truth: With stiff competition and lower margins in fabrication and installation these days, it’s more important than ever to do the job right the first time. Learning from hit or miss techniques is reserved for the homeowner tiling his floor or shower on the weekend—and not for us tradesmen Read More

Writing Quality Stone Specifications
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Writing Quality Stone Specifications

Building Stone Magazine by Donato Pompo – Fall 2012 – With stone continually being used in new and unique applications, writing quality specifications is critical to ensure… Read More

Intelligent Merchandising in the Floor Covering Showroom
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Intelligent Merchandising in the Floor Covering Showroom

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA   – Floor Covering Institute Blog, May 02, 2012 – In a ceramic tile and stone showroom the two biggest… Read More

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Good-quality Specifications Result in Good-quality Tile and Stone Installations

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA   – TADA, Tile for Architects, Designers and Affiliates – Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2012 – Ceramic… Read More

Shrinkage Leads to Indent Fractures in Stone
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Shrinkage Leads to Indent Fractures in Stone

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  – NTCA TileLetter November 2011 – Shrinkage is not new.  In fact, it’s expected to occur within setting… Read More

Good Specs Mean Good Tile and Stone Installations
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Good Specs Mean Good Tile and Stone Installations

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – The Construction Specifier, Volume 64, Number 12, December 2011 – Ceramic tile, natural and manufactured stone,… Read More

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Market Strategy for a Tough Economy

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Floor Covering Institute Blog November 4, 2011 –  Whether you are part of the ceramic tile or stone industry, which… Read More