Festool and Mannington are teaming up to sponsor a design contest for wood and laminate flooring installers and designers.

To enter, participants must send in photos of their most creative install made using Mannington wood or laminate flooring and Festool tools.

From this pool of entrants, four semifinalists will be selected, to receive an all-expense paid trip to Surfaces 2003 in Las Vegas, where they will compete -- live -- for the final awards.

Working at a special contest booth, the semifinalists will produce a section of wood or laminate floor in a design of their choosing. Finished pieces will be judged for uniqueness of design and degree of difficulty.

In addition to the free trip to Surfaces, the four semifinalists will win gift certificates for tools and flooring materials from the sponsors.

Deadline for entries is Nov. 15.