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Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile and Stone Training: Avoid Costly Problems with Continued Education

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – Floor Covering Installer, July/August 2015 – As is true for so many products, ceramic tile, glass tile and 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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Flexible, Affordable Training means adapting to and using technology

Blog by Donato Pompo: Quickly evolving information and products makes education more important than ever. Training used to mean taking the sale force out of the field. But theses days that isn’t always necessary. Read More

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How Training and “E-learning” Can Improve ROI

Blog by Donato Pompo: With heightened market pressures and the need for increased efficiencies we know our flooring industry clients need to cut costs and increase business performance. Using the e-learning methodology for training is one way to cut expenses and increase sales while improving your training ROI. Read More

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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

Online E-Learning Education Arrives to the Ceramic Tile and Stone Industry
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Online E-Learning Education Arrives to the Ceramic Tile and Stone Industry

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter – June 2003 – How you can take advantage of new, less expensive and more effective educational technology on the web?… Read More

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Quality Control in Ceramic Tile and Stone Specifications

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA – The Construction Specifier Volume 55, Number 10 – October 2002 – Reviews the importance of clearly stating quality control guidelines… Read More