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February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17

Las Vegas—The winners of the sixth annual Worst Subfloor contest were announced at a special Schönox ÖN IT Hour event here during The International Surface Event 2020.

This year’s judges—Sim Crisler, Peter Craig, Lew Migliore and Paul Pleshek—said the competition was fierce and especially difficult to narrow down the contenders. More than 500 pictures were submitted for this year’s contest, representing 950,000 square feet in project space.

“This contest continues to grow year-over-year,” said Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox principal. “We saw subfloors in every condition you can imagine with entry submissions coming from all over the country. We always look forward to seeing how our products help people take on these tough projects.” Following are the winners of the sixth annual Worst Subfloor contest:

1st Place
D&R Commercial Flooring – Brooklyn Heights, Ohio
Type of project: Corporate
Size of project: 2,500 square feet
Installation team members: Dan Schrickel, Bob Bassett, Matt Bassett, Allan Bassett
Distributor: CDC Distributors
Schönox representative: Clay Criswell
Schönox products used: Schönox SHP, Schönox VD, Schönox S1500, Schönox SL
Prize: Offshore Deep-Sea Fishing Trip

Project details:
To achieve the proper subfloor conditions, all of the concrete material had to be removed from the metal stair pans. The metal pans were then primed with SHP and poured with S1500. The pans were also dammed on the front nosing to allow for an additional 3⁄8-inch of pour to the existing riser height to accommodate for differences in floor elevations between the two floors the stairs linked.

The main corridor/lobby floors had to be poured in two to three phases to balance existing floor elevation at the adjoining office and bathroom space. The total depth of the pour ranged from 5⁄8-inch to 1-inch throughout the space.

2nd Place
Pro Com Flooring – Greensboro, N.C.
Type of project: Healthcare
Distributor: William M. Bird
Installation team members: Mike Bowers, Jeff Berg, Santis Team
Schönox representative: Doug Young
Prize: 256 GB Apple iPhone 11

3rd Place
Music City Floors, Inc. – Nashville, Tenn.
Type of project: Corporate
Distributor: William M. Bird
Installation team members: Jason Frazee, Chris Glass, Blake Burton, Bobby Clymer
Schönox representative: Tristan Schoeneweiss
Prize:44mm Apple Watch

Honorable Mention
Garage Experts of North Atlanta – Braselton, Ga.
Type of project: Commercial
Distributor: Jon Don
Installation team members: Jason Lindsey, David Ciontos, Harold Marulanda
Schönox representative: Doug Young

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