Schönox Announces Winners in Fifth-Annual Worst Subfloor Contest

The winners of the fifth Worst Subfloor Contest were announced at the HPS Schönox booth in Las Vegas as part of The International Surfaces Event (TISE). 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, Tennessee 
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, Mississippi 
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, Kentucky 
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, Wisconsin 
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.

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