Published Articles

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

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Concrete Substrate Slab installation Published Articles selection Waterproofing

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

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

More than One Way to Skin a Building - Ceramic Tile, Brick, and Natural Stone Veneers
Exterior installation Published Articles Standards stone

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

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

Ceramic Tile Statistics Published Articles Stone Statistics

Welcome to the Stone Age - Category Represents a Growth Opportunity for Dealers, Distributors

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Floor Covering Weekly Volume 252, Number 29 – November 10, 2003 – Reviews stone consumption trends in the… Read More

Ceramic Tile Statistics Published Articles Stone Statistics

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

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – NTCA TileLetter November 2003 – Reviews stone consumption trends in the U.S. compared to ceramic tile; focusses on… Read More

Published Articles

Stone Products Catalina Report CR026 September 2003

Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA  Contributing author to a 186-page stone statistical research report on the U.S. Stone Industry trends.  Stone Reports contain the timely data… Read More