July 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time is the deadline for submissions for our Fifth Annual FCI Installation Awards, honoring the best and most creative installations of the past two years in a wide array of flooring covering materials. Covering both the residential and commercial segments, our awards program—sponsored again this year by Schönox HPS North America—recognizes the top installations in Carpet, Ceramic Tile/Stone, Hardwood/Laminate, Bamboo/Cork and Resilient projects.
I love two things about these awards. The first, and most important, is that they are voted on by you, our readers. That means peer-to-peer review of the work being judged. I may be many things, but a lifelong installer and contractor is not one of them. That’s where you come in. Your expertise and understanding of the challenges and quick thinking that goes into these projects is what carries this contest. It means that every entry is reviewed honestly, with a seasoned professional’s eye for detail.