Subfloors in Alaska-A Job for Eagle River Floor Supply and Schönox

New Partnership Tackling Toughest Subfloor Issues Together


Florence, AL – May 19, 2020 – Eagle River Floor Supply and Schönox are teaming up to put Schönox products into the hands of installers, addressing some of the toughest subfloor challenges. “In Alaska, we have more than our share of subfloor issues including the effects of earthquakes, frost heaving, and extreme temperatures,” explained Walter Adolphs, co-owner of Eagle River Floor Supply. “Two and half years ago, I first used Schönox self-leveling compounds to address a subfloor with waves and dips throughout; I was sold by the performance of Schönox.” Already veteran flooring installers, Adolphs and business partner, Dave Miltersen, began plans to open Eagle River Floor Supply to make Schönox and other quality flooring supplies readily available to installers throughout Alaska. Those plans are coming to fruition with their location in Eagle River, AK and a stocking warehouse partnership in Anchorage with Flooring Supply Warehouse.

“The popular trends for LVT floors requiring smooth, flat subfloors paired with the subfloor conditions we see in Alaska clearly supported our decision to choose Schönox for our business,” commented Dave Miltersen, co-owner of Eagle River Floor Supply. “We want to support installers with moisture issues in slabs, subfloors that have settled and become uneven, and with the best patches and adhesives; Schönox has the products, systems, and support needed for our customers.” Adolphs and Miltersen are anticipating more subfloor projects using pours of self-leveling compounds than those using patching materials, given the Alaskan subfloors. “We have used the Schönox synthetic self-leveling compounds with hybrid drying technology to great success and want to share those products with our customers,” commented Miltersen. “Walter and I have done the installation work ourselves so we have informed ideas regarding the products with which we want to equip our customers.”

“We are excited to partner with Eagle River Floor Supply and its experienced co-owners, Walter Adolphs and Dave Miltersen, to assist installers throughout the Anchorage region with Schönox solutions for their tough subfloor issues as well as with materials for everyday project needs,” commented Greg Jodarski, Regional Vice President, Schönox HPS North America. “It speaks volumes when industry veterans like Walter and Dave choose Schönox for their business after using the Schönox products themselves.”

Originally from Cologne, Germany, Walter Adolphs moved to Anchorage 25 years ago after visiting friends in the area. “I quickly fell in love with Alaska; the beauty of the place and warm, friendly people made my decision to move here an easy one,” commented Adolphs. “My connections to Germany allowed me the opportunity to travel to the Schönox research and development, manufacturing, and international training centers in Rosendahl, Germany giving me an in-depth look at all facets of the products.” In addition to the moisture mitigation systems, floor-leveling compounds, and patching products, Eagle River will also be stocking Schönox adhesives for LVT and carpet.

“Once our installer customers use the Schönox products, they will see the excellent flow characteristics, adhesion levels, quick curing times, and broad solutions that made us certain we wanted to provide these products at Eagle River Floor Supply,” said Miltersen. “We are ramping up our business week by week and look forward to serving the flooring industry and Alaska which both mean so much to us.”

About Eagle River Floor Supply:

Founded by veteran floor installers, Walter Adolphs and Dave Miltersen, Eagle River Floor Supply has locations in Eagle River and Anchorage, Alaska. Eagle River carries the flooring supplies, tools, and materials installers need today for residential and commercial flooring projects. Adolphs has over 25 years of experience in laminate, hardwood, and ceramic flooring installation and Miltersen over 30 years in carpet and resilient installation with all of that experience in Alaska. The Eagle River Floor Supply facility in Eagle River, AK is located at 12111 Horseshoe Drive – Suite 4. They can be reached at 907.232.1703. Their new website will be ERFSAlaska.com.

About 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 marketing@hpsubfloors.com, calling toll free 855.391.2649, or visiting hpsubfloors.com.

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