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A Discussion with Doug Young, Mike Penney, and Floor Daily

Doug Young, Executive Vice President of Sales for Schönox, Mike Penney, Schönox Vice President of National and Strategic Accounts, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss the continued growth and new products for Schönox HPS North America.

Target In Washington Heights

Target’s 11th store in Manhattan planned for the Washington Heights area faced two potentially show-stopping subfloor challenges. First, the 25,000 square foot floor space was covered with plywood resistant to bonding with subfloor materials. Second, engineers imposed weight limits on the materials to be used to level the store’s substrate. A number of subfloor material makers were consulted before Schönox without answers to these significant challenges. Both issues stood in the way of the needed leveling of the subfloor’s high and low areas as well as preparation of the surface to receive LVT coverings. Schönox worked with Excel Flooring, developing

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St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Andrews Episcopal Church was built in 1901 with a California Redwood frame and a rough-faced Virginia granite exterior. With almost 120 years of service, the church requires periodic renovation work completed with careful consideration of the structure and its historical significance. St. Andrews is one of many structures financed and organized by Grace Arents, a Christian activist and philanthropist working at the turn of the 20th century. While a strong subfloor and new floor covering were desired, the project goals also called for minimal impact on the structure. The project plan

Commercial Appeal Healthcare Conversion

Like several commercial facilities across the U.S., the four-story, 140,000 square foot, Commercial Appeal newspaper office and production building was converted for healthcare use in the wake of the COVID epidemic. The Commercial Appeal building’s historic property location has been home to three Memphis newspapers including Commercial Appeal, as well as a Ford Model T factory. The most recent building on the site saw decades of newspaper office and production use with massive printing presses. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spearheaded the initiative with aggressive timelines for all facets of the project. The subfloors throughout