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Worst Subfloor Contest 2017-06-12T09:20:26+00:00
Third Annual Worst Subfloor Contest

Contest Overview

What lies beneath? Good question. What nightmare scenarios will you experience as you start a new installation project? Are you facing extreme subflooring challenges? Never fear. You and Schönox are up to the task. Here’s your chance to prove it and win some great prizes. Get all the details below and enter today!

How to get that winning shot

We really want to see the challenges you were facing. Here are some photography recommendations to help us decide who truly had the Worst Subfloor!

1. Take photos of the damaged subfloor from multiple angles.

2. Be sure to use a high quality picture setting. We like seeing details!

3. Shoot the finished subfloor from the same angles you shot the damaged subfloor for comparison.

4. Turn on every light at the project site and open all blinds to better show the damage and the quality of the repaired floor.

5. If possible, include shots with the final flooring material installed as well as the finished subfloor. We’d love to see how it turned out!

Contest Prizes

Company Prize:
• $7,000 in Schönox dollars

7K Poker Chip

Installation Team Member Prize:
• Weekend in Las Vegas for 3 Installation Team Members
• 3 Night Hotel stay including Airfare and $500 Hotel Gift Card

Company Prize:
• $4,000 in Schönox dollars

4K Poker Chip

Installation Team Member Prize:
• Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2 for 3 Installation Team Members

Company Prize:
• $1,000 in Schönox dollars

1K Poker Chip

Installation Team Member Prize:
• YETI Tundra 35 for 3 Installation Team Members

Contest Details

The 2017 Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest (the Contest) is open to jobs completed from December 23, 2016 – December 22, 2017. Entries must be received by December 22, 2017. All entries must be submitted at using the form supplied there, or via the Schönox HPS North America app.

The Contest is only offered to companies and their installation teams who have used Schönox products to repair or renovate the subfloor project within the Contest period. Each entry shall consist of a Company, and an Installation Team (3 people’s maximum), for the purposes of distributing prizes. Contest winning Companies will be asked to submit documentation showing their purchase of Schönox products used in the project entry. Your entry into the Contest indicates that you have authorization to share the project information and photographs of that project with us and the information and photographs that you have submitted to us can be used without restriction in our announcements, press, and advertising related to the Contest, your entry, and our marketing materials.

Contest entries will be judged by three independent flooring experts who are unaffiliated with Schönox HPS North America. Projects will be judged on three criteria including: (1) the severity and degree of damage of the existing subfloor condition before the project, (2) the skill and attention to detail taken in developing the plan for the project and selection of the subfloor materials to be used, and (3) the quality of the finished subfloor.

The number of entries per company is not limited during the Contest period, but winning companies must be able to document their purchases of the Schönox products used in the project entered in the Contest. The project must have been completed within North America. Schönox is not responsible for late, incomplete, or inaccurate Contest entries.

First, second, and third prize-winning Companies will receive Schönox Dollars in the amounts of $7000, $4000, and $1000, respectively, which can be used to purchase any Schönox product or products from their Distributor. First prize-winning Team Members (up to 3 max and named at time of entry) will each receive a weekend (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night) trip to Las Vegas. Each team member will receive airfare, room accommodations at the Aria hotel, and a $500 hotel gift card for expenses. The trip must be redeemed within 6 months of winning announcement. Second prize-winning Team Members will each receive an Apple Watch Nike + Series 2. Third prize-winning Team Members will each receive a YETI Tundra 35. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas. Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified of their winning status within 10 days of the close of the Surfaces trade show. Winners must take receipt of their prizes before May 1, 2018. Prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash.

Your name, company name, project location, project information, and photographs will be used in press articles and advertisements at the discretion of the company in any media now known or hereafter devised. Entry into the Contest confers all rights to use this information and photographs by Schönox HPS North America. Contest winners are permitted and encouraged to publicize their win in the Contest.

Schönox HPS North America does not provide any warranty, expressed or implied, related to the projects submitted to the Contest beyond the normal product warranties provided with our products (see those specific warranties for additional information.) Professional decisions regarding the use and specification of Schönox products are those of the installers and contractors working on their projects. Schönox HPS North America does not provide information or warrant the use of its products for specific subfloor conditions beyond the details in our technical data sheets and product packaging information.

The Contest is void in any state or jurisdiction that does not permit Contests of this type or description.

HPS North America, Inc. is the owner of the Contest and responsible for its administration and publicity.

More Information

If you have questions about the Contest or need additional information, call (855-391-2649) or email the HPS North America Marketing department at

Contest Entry Form

Please fill out the following form completely. All fields are required.
Full Name
Installation Team Members (Enter up to 3, if less please enter "N/A")

Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number


Your Local Schönox Distributor
Your Local Schönox Distributor Rep
Job Site Location
Type of Project
Project Square Footage
Description of Original Subfloor Condition
Schönox Products Used
Describe the Project Details & Results

Upload your Images

Please upload a PNG, JPG, or GIF image less than 5MB. A minimum of 4 images are required (2 before/2 after) with a maximum of 6 images.



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