Schonox

Schönox was founded over 125 years ago in Germany and is active in over 20 countries worldwide. Here in North America, the marketing, support, and business development of Schönox is led by Thomas Trissl, no stranger to the flooring industry. Thomas founded Centiva in 1996 developing the business for 17 years before selling the company to flooring-powerhouse Tarkett. Soon thereafter, Thomas formed HPS North America, and alongside Schönox, began bringing its products to the North American market under the name HPS Schönox. He understood the profound need for strong subflooring solutions in the industry. The relationship with Schönox was hardly a new one. Thomas and his family’s flooring installation business in Germany have used Schönox products for many decades. Schönox and Thomas Trissl share a commitment to the flooring industry and the relationships that make things happen. There is a clear difference between making a statement and delivering on a promise. Schönox has built its brand name internationally by delivering on its promises on a daily basis. Similarly, Thomas has built his reputation by valuing each relationship as a partnership and an opportunity for businesses to grow together. Now, Schönox and Thomas are reaching out across North America to further distribution and in depth support for Schönox products. The focus on North America is all the more appropriate for Thomas given that he established Centiva’s manufacturing in the US at a time when the industry norm was movement to overseas production. These days with Schönox are feeling a lot more like an entrepreneurial start-up company, albeit with a 100 plus year old company supporting every move. The opportunities have never been greater.

Vision Design Awards 2019 Now Accepting Entries

Chattanooga, TN, November 30, 2018-The 2019 Vision Awards contest-the only flooring design awards judged solely on design-is now accepting entries. Deadline for entry is March 1, 2019. The contest c...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/vision-design-awards-2019-now-accepting-ent...

Thomas Trissl and Hubert Steinberg Discuss Schönox Continued Growth and Innovation

January 28, 2019—Thomas Trissl and Hubert Steinberg, principle with HPS Schönox and technical GM for Schonox Germany, respectively, and Kemp Harr discuss Schönox's continued growth and...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/thomas-trissle-and-hubert-steinberg-...

Enos Farnsworth on Success of NWFA Convention-Career Move to High Performance Subfloors

April 12, 2012—Enos Farnsworth, Chairman of the NWFA Convention and Director of Sales with High Performance Subfloors, and Kemp Harr discuss the key factors behind the increased attendance at th...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/enos-farnsworth-on-success-of-nwfa-c...

Fifth Edition of Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest Now Open

Florence, AL, July 13, 2018-The fifth edition of the Schönox’s Worst Subfloor Contest is now open for submissions. Contestants must provide before and after shots of installations using Sc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fifth-edition-of-schnox-worst-subfloor-cont...

Thomas Trissl Discusses Schonox's rapid U.S. Market Penetration and 2018 Service Commitment

February 7, 2018—Thomas Trissl, principal with HPS Schönox, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind Schönox's rapid growth, their new "ON IT" advertising message, which highlights th...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/thomas-trissl-discusses-schonoxs-rap...

Resilient Institute Adds Seven New Members

LaGrange, GA, Nov. 13, 2014 -- The Resilient Floor Covering Institute has expanded membership, adding four manufacturers and three suppliers to its roster. Resilient flooring manufacturers Shaw Resili...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/resilient-institute-adds-seven-new-members

Install Expanding into Texas with Training & Certification Program

Haddonfield, NJ, August 19, 2015—Install is working to address the labor shortfall in Texas by expanding into the state through a rigorous training and certification program. Install’...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/install-expanding-into-texas-with-training-...

William M. Bird Adds Three New Commercial Lines

Charleston, SC, April 23, 2018-William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available througho...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/william-m-bird-adds-three-new-commercial-li...

Mike Ericsson Named Board President of Flooring Association NW

Bellevue, WA, February 10, 2017—Mike Ericson, architectural representative for Daltile, was named as the 2017 board president of Flooring Association Northwest. Other Officers are Heidi Cronin ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mike-ericsson-named-board-president-of-floo...

NAFCT Launches Inaugural Technical Training Conference and Trade Show

Dalton, GA, July 11, 2016—The National Academy of Floor Covering Training (NAFCT) is inviting floor industry professionals to attend the first annual Technical Training Conference and Trade Sh...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nafct-launches-inaugural-technical-training...

Fuse Alliance Names Two Preferred Suppliers

Aurora, CO, July 16, 2013 -- The Fuse Alliance, the commercial flooring contractors network, has named Karndean Designflooring and HPS Schonox as  preferred suppliers.“Karndean brings addit...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fuse-alliance-names-two-preferred-suppliers

Karen Bellinger Discusses the Schonox "Worst Subfloor" Contest

June 5, 2014—Karen Bellinger, Business Development Manager with HPS North America, and Kemp Harr, discuss the Schönox "Worst Subfloor" contest whereby contestants are encouraged to enter be...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/karen-bellinger-discusses-the-schono...