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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

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Avoiding the Fall

Specifying Ceramic, Glass Tile, Stone, and Terrazzo for Slip Resistance by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  – The Construction Specifier, Volume 65, Number 10, October 2012 –… Read More

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Natural and Manufactured Stone Products

Stone Marketing Report - This fact-filled report provides up-to-date information on granite, engineered/quartz stone, marble, limestone, travertine, sandstone, slate, manufactured stone (precast concrete), and other rough and fabricated dimension stone products. Read More

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How Training and “E-learning” Can Improve ROI

Blog by Donato Pompo: With heightened market pressures and the need for increased efficiencies we know our flooring industry clients need to cut costs and increase business performance. Using the e-learning methodology for training is one way to cut expenses and increase sales while improving your training ROI. Read More

Avoiding Pool Tile Problems
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Avoiding Pool Tile Problems

by Carolina Olivieri – ASPA AQ Pool Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2009 – If ceramic tile, glass tile or stone is not properly installed in swimming pools… Read More

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Choosing Substrates and Installation Systems for Ceramic Tile and Stone Tile

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileDealer, September/October 2007 – How to choose the most suitable substrate and installation system for ceramic and… Read More

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The Growing Concern About Mold: Legal Complications, Part 2

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileDealer, March/April 2007 – This is the second article in a three-part series dealing with the affects of mold… Read More