Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional commercial flooring contractors, today announced the launch of the Spark Awards. As a platform to honor the network’s most impressive flooring designs and installations, the Spark Awards are made up of eight categories including Best in Show and Member’s Choice.
“We are thrilled to offer our members a program that really showcases the craftsmanship of their teams,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “Our network is made up of some of the industry’s best and brightest flooring professionals and the Spark Awards further support our efforts to champion the positive impact they have on the built environment.”
Based on originality, quality of installation and design innovation, the awards represent outstanding craftsmanship, skill and expertise in the flooring industry. Categories include Toughest Site Conditions, Best Branded Environments, Most Aggressive Timeline/Schedule, Greatest Space Challenges, Best Flooring Solution, Most Maximized Budget, Best in Show and Member’s Choice. Except for the Member’s Choice category, which will be based upon a vote process by network members, a panel will review all projects. The panel of notable names includes leaders in the design and flooring industry: David MacDonald, executive vice president, project management and construction, Lendlease; Lew Migliore, leading technical flooring expert and founder of LGM and Associates; and Susanne Molina, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, a principal of the Los Angeles-based interior design firm K2S Studio.
Awards are open to Fuse Alliance members only and must include flooring products from network suppliers. Fuse members access a straightforward, streamlined process to enter projects. There is no limit to the number of entries. Winners will be announced at the network’s annual conference, which is held in the first quarter of every year. To find out more about the Spark Awards, visit sparkawards.fusealliance.com.