Mold: The Problem or The Symptom?
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Mold: The Problem or The Symptom?

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

Published Articles Stone Statistics

Research Shows Stone Consumption Continues Upward Climb

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Stone World Guide 2007 Volume 23, Number 12 – December 2006 – Reviews stone consumption trends in USA… Read More

Published Articles Stone Statistics

Stone's Grip on the Marketplace: Second Industry Report Shows Stone Consumption Continues Upward Climb

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileDealer, September/October 2006 – A summary on the state of the current stone industry in the U.S. based… Read More

A Turkish Diary:  CTDA's Trade Mission to Istanbul
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A Turkish Diary:  CTDA's Trade Mission to Istanbul

by Tricia Terraneo, CTaSC Associate – TileLetter, September 2006 – A travel journal recounting the trade mission for about 135 CTDA members that was hosted by the Turkish Ceramic Federation… Read More

Published Articles Stone Statistics

Stone Products Catalina Report CR039 March 2006

Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Contributing author to a 214-page stone statistical research report on the U.S. Stone Industry trends. Stone Reports contain the timely data… Read More

Exterior Published Articles stone Testing

Exterior Adhered Veneer Test EXCEEDS 250% of Seismic Requirement

…a New Opportunity for Ceramic Tile and Stone Sales by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – NTCA TileLetter September 2004 – Case Study of the… Read More

More than One Way to Skin a Building - Ceramic Tile, Brick, and Natural Stone Veneers
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More than One Way to Skin a Building - Ceramic Tile, Brick, and Natural Stone Veneers

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – The Construction Specifier Volume 57, Number 6 – June 2004 Ceramic Tile Exterior Adhered Veneers (Facade) failures,… Read More

Concrete Substrate Slab cracks Debonding Tile failures installation Moisture Problems Published Articles Standards Waterproofing

Learning Proper Substrate Preparation and Quality Controls to Avoid Failures

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – NTCA TileLetter March 2004 – Reviews common ceramic tile and stone failures and explains how to avoid them… Read More

Ceramic Tile Statistics Published Articles Stone Statistics

U.S. Stone Consumption Exceeds Ceramic Tile Value in 2002

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Stone World Buyers Guide 2004 Volume 20, Number 12 – December 2003 – Reviews stone consumption trends in… Read More