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2013 Stone Statistics

2013 Stone Industry Statistics Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants (CTaSC) provides stone products research and marketing services.  CTaSC can evaluate products and markets to help determine how best to position, promote… Read More

Moisture Problems Published Articles Waterproofing Wet Areas

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 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

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Specifying Natural Stone 

by Donato Pompo  – Construction Canada, … Read More

Writing Quality Stone Specifications
Exterior installation Published Articles Standards

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

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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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

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Published Articles Slip Resistance stone

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