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

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Top Cause of Failed Shower Installations? Installer Training

We have learned that ceramic and stone installation failures are not usually the result of one deficiency, but rather a combination of compounding deficiencies. Read More

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Flexible, Affordable Training means adapting to and using technology

Blog by Donato Pompo: Quickly evolving information and products makes education more important than ever. Training used to mean taking the sale force out of the field. But theses days that isn’t always necessary. Read More

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Quality Control - the Best Way to Avoid Ceramic and Stone Installation Failures

Blog by Donato Pompo: Installation failures are the most detrimental occurrences in the ceramic tile and stone industries. They leave the wrong impressions about products or services and they can be very time consuming and expensive to repair. Read More

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Stone Floor Construction - Good data leads to intelligent decisions and market strategies

Blog by Donato Pompo: Developing strategies for stone and flooring construction markets requires that you understand the market and materials. You are only limited by what you don't know - and that can be remedied with good research and data. Read More