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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

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