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Free Tile and Stone Installation Guidelines

Tile Installation Guidelines and Instructions for Installing Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, and Stone Tile for Residential Installations. Hiring the right installer is the difference between a delightful result and a nightmare. Read More

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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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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

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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

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

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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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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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