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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

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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

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

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

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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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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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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

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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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