The winners of the fifth Worst Subfloor Contest were announce 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-and-after 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 Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox principal. “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. Download the Schönox app for details, updates, and to see how we are ÖN IT.

For more information, visit hpsubfloors.com.