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HPS Schönox to Announce Contest Winners at TISE (Surfaces)

Second Annual Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest Winners to be Recognized on January 21st

Las Vegas, NV – January 15, 2016

Schönox is preparing to announce the winners of its second annual Worst Subfloor Contest at the 2016 TISE (Surfaces) trade show. Back in June of 2015, Schönox announced the beginning of the Contest once again challenging potential entrants with the simple question, Is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor of the year? A flood of entries began soon thereafter with a significant increase in the number and variety of entries over the prior year. “It has been really exciting to see the growth in the Contest entries and the challenging projects that we have seen addressed by flooring professionals,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal.

The Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest is an opportunity for any company charged with making a damaged subfloor smooth and sound to show the tough subfloor conditions that they encountered and how they renovated them using Schönox products. The Contest entries were independently judged with first, second, and third place winners to be awarded Schönox dollars 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. Beginning this year, three installation team members from each of the winning entries will also receive prizes ranging from weekend trips to BBQ grills and Yeti coolers.

Tom Jennings (Vice President of Member Services, WFCA,) Dean Thompson (President & CEO, RFCI,) and Robert Varden (Executive Director, CFI) judged the contest entries in an impartial manner that included having all identifying information removed from the entries with only the photos and project notes provided for their review. Judging began just after December 14th, the deadline for contest submissions.

The Contest winners will be awarded on Thursday, January 21, at 11:00am in the Schönox booth (4317) at the TISE (Surfaces) trade show. “I am pleased to see how the flooring industry has embraced the Contest as a valuable way to provide recognition to hard working flooring installers while at the same time expanding the industry knowledge surrounding best practices in the subfloor area,” commented Doug Young, HPS Schönox Executive Vice President. “I am looking forward to Thursday at 11am for the announcements.”

Members of the flooring profession and the press are invited to the Schönox booth at Surfaces for the awards announcement on Thursday, the 21st, at 11:00.

About HPS Schönox

Schönox HPS North America, Inc., a business unit of TMT America, Inc., is a customer-oriented, entrepreneurial, high-tech company specializing in subfloor solutions for new construction, as well as renovation and occupied spaces. Innovative products include primers and moisture mitigation systems, subfloor repair products, floor-leveling compounds, adhesives, and waterproofing materials for installing floor coverings. For more information about Schönox products, contact the Marketing Department by emailing moc.s1721161876roolf1721161876busph1721161876@gnit1721161876ekram1721161876, calling toll free 855.391.2649, or visiting