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    Installments: Proper subfloor prep requires the right tools

Installments: Proper subfloor prep requires the right tools

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By David Stowell When it comes to a challenging subfloor, you don’t just need the right team for the job; you also need the right materials and tools. Incorporating the right tools and equipment can make a monumental difference in job productivity, application ease and, ultimately, subfloor quality. Choosing the best tools can be tricky. Luckily, there are some tried-and-true recommendations from flooring

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    Installation: Self-levelers solve subfloor prep issues

Installation: Self-levelers solve subfloor prep issues

April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Lindsay Baillie Retailers, installers and contractors know that what’s underneath a floor is just as critical to a consumer’s long-term happiness as the floor’s overall look and feel. For the consumer to get the most out of her floor over the life of the product, installers need to properly prep the substrate. To assist installers with this crucial step, manufacturers are

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    Schönox ‘Worst Subfloor Contest’ focuses on fixing what lies beneath

Schönox ‘Worst Subfloor Contest’ focuses on fixing what lies beneath

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Lindsay Baillie   Schönox on June 1 formally opened this year’s annual Worst Subfloor Contest with the theme, “What lies beneath?” It’s a question that, according to Schönox, reflects a common worry flooring professionals often have when tackling a challenging flooring project. “With Schönox, our approach is to develop subfloor products that can address even the most challenging conditions, knowing that success

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    Underlayment: Education is key to upselling consumers

Underlayment: Education is key to upselling consumers

March 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 20 By Lindsay Baillie   Underlayments are more than essential components that complete a hard surface or soft surface installation. They are also valuable accessories that help increase margins and generate higher ticket sales for specialty retailers. According to various underlayment manufacturers upselling from an entry-level product to a specialty underlayment is achievable through comprehensive product education. This focus on education starts with the

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Schönox kicks off subfloor competition

Florence, Ala.—Schönox has announced the start of its third annual ‘Worst Subfloor’ contest, whereby participants are asked to submit entries featuring their most challenging subfloor projects and how they renovated those tough subfloor conditions using Schönox products. The worst subfloor challenges paired with the best renovation performance win. “The response to the contest has been strong in its first two years and we are already seeing entries for this year,”

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    HPS Schönox launches second annual Worst Subfloor contest

HPS Schönox launches second annual Worst Subfloor contest

Florence, Ala.—HPS Schönox has formally launched its second annual Worst Subfloor in North America Contest, running through Dec. 11. The contest recognizes companies that encounter tough subfloors and shows how they renovated them using Schönox products. Entries will be independently judged with first, second and third place winners based on the severity of the original subfloor’s condition, the skill and attention to detail in executing the project, and the quality

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    HPS Schönox Worst Subfloor winners to be announced at Surfaces

HPS Schönox Worst Subfloor winners to be announced at Surfaces

Florence, Ala.—This week marked the end date for entries into the Schönox Worst Subfloor in North America contest. Launched in May 2014, the contest was put together to shine a light on tough subfloor conditions, detail the best ways to renovate them, and provide some recognition and publicity for the companies who handle these challenging projects. “We’ve been really excited to see the strong participation by installers and contractors, and

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    High Performance Subfloors partners with Schönox

High Performance Subfloors partners with Schönox

Florence, Ala.— High Performance Subfloors Americas has partnered with Schönox GmbH, an international brand of the AkzoNobel Group. Schönox is maintaining a leading position in many markets with a complete assortment of leveling compounds and building adhesives for installing all kinds of floor coverings. The trademark Schxönox, with its unique problem solvers and product systems is created for professional craftsmen.

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    Starnet Fall Membership Meeting: Moisture mitigation bubbles to surface

Starnet Fall Membership Meeting: Moisture mitigation bubbles to surface

CHICAGO—Moisture. Generally speaking, it is the biggest enemy of flooring. Not so much the water spilling on the surface, rather the moisture that seeps through concrete substrates. In fact, it is one of, if not the leading cause of flooring failures, costing billions of dollars annually. And this is just on the commercial side where it is estimated 90% of litigation cases focus on water-related damages. This is the reason

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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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Senior living solves acoustic challenges with Ecore flooring

Canton, N.C.— Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village, a family-owned and operated senior living community, sought to refresh the design of the corridors and nurses’ station

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