• Winners announced in Fifth-Annual Worst Subfloor Contest

    The winners of the fifth Worst Subfloor Contest were announce today at the HPS Schönox booth in Las Vegas as part of The International Surfaces Event. The trio of judges, including John McGrath, Greg Mercurio, and Robert Varden, said the process was challenging this year as so many projects were worth of the win.

    “The competition was fierce this year,” said Mercurio. “We each saw the different ways the Schönox line of products can be used to manage the variety of issues an installer can encounter on the job. The proof is really in the before-andafter images.”

    There were 132 entries in the 2018 contest, making it the largest in the history of the event. More than 340,000 square feet in projects are represented, and 93 installer companies and team participated.

    “These numbers tell me this contest is a key feature in our industry,” said HPS Schönox Principal Thomas Trissl. “We had entries from all over the country and from a number of sectors, from healthcare to hospitality to historic homes. We look forward to this event every year.”

    The winners in the fifth Worst Subfloor Contest are:

    Honorable Mention: Nashville Flooring, Nashville, Tenn.
    Distributor: William Bird
    Team Members: Brandon Goodwin, Gabe Greer, and Bruce Busby
    Schönox Representative: Tristan Schoeneweiss
    Type of Project: Corporate

    Third Place: Design South Flooring and Interiors, Saltillo, Miss.
    Distributor: Adleta
    Team Members: Clay Lansdell, Juan Sosa, Mateo Lavan
    Schönox Representative: Shane Jenkins
    Type of Project: Retail
    Prize: Xbox One

    Second Place: Kaufman Concrete Company, Louisville, Ky.
    Distributor: CDC Distributors
    Team members: Alex Kaufman, Clarence Tye, Tracy Wilson
    Schönox Representative: Clay Criswell
    Type of Project: Hospitality
    Prize: Sony 65-inch Smart TV

    First Place: H.J. Martin and Sons, Green Bay, Wisc.
    Distributor: KRS Inc.
    Team Members: Donovan Morris and Andy Jurczowski
    Schönox Representative: Marty Hackenmueller
    Type of Project: Hospitality
    Prize: Porsche Track Experience

    Already, plans are underway for the 2019 contest. The Worst Subfloor Contest is looking for the
    worst flooring challenges facing installers. Entries will be accepted beginning May 15, on the
    HPS Schönox website at hpsubfloors.com. Download the Schönox app for details, updates, and
    to see how we are ÖN IT.

    Schönox, HPS North America, a business unit of TMT America, is a customer-oriented,
    entrepreneurial, high-tech company that specializes in building materials suited for new
    buildings as well as for renovation. Innovative materials include primers and moisture mitigation
    systems, subfloor repair products, floor leveling compounds, adhesives, and waterproofing
    materials for installing all types of floor coverings.