worst subfloor
HPS Schönox is in search of the worst subfloors in North America for its second annual contest.

HPS Schönox has kicked off its second annual Worst Subfloor in North America Contest, which will run through Friday, Dec. 11.

“We want to see the brittle, crumbling, cracked, unstable, rough, uneven, damaged subfloors faced by flooring professionals in the field and how they met those challenges to produce smooth, sound subfloors ready for the highest quality flooring installations,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox' principal.

The contest is open to flooring companies to show the tough subfloors they encounter, how they renovated them using Schönox products, and to provide them with much deserved recognition, according to Trissl.

Contest entries will be independently judged with first, second and third place winners based on the severity of the original subfloor’s condition, the skill and attention to detail taken in executing the project, and the quality of the finished subfloor.

Contest winners will be announced at the 2016 International Surface Event West.

"This year not only will winning flooring companies receive Schönox Dollars that they can use to purchase products, the installers who completed the winning projects will also receive prizes,” explained Doug Young, Schönox executive vice president. “The contest is a great opportunity to shine a light on the hard work flooring professionals do each day tackling tough subfloor conditions.”

Those entering the contest are asked to photograph the subfloor conditions before and after the subfloor renovation project and submit the photos, along with some project information, at hpsubfloors.com/worstsubfloor.