Caress Carpet by Shaw Floors

Softness You Will Love

The inspiration behind the Caress carpet collection by Shaw Floors is from the softest natural fibers found around the world. The company wants people to choose a carpet style that tells their own story. The Caress carpet collection from Shaw features the company’s most innovative colors. The Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and the Western Painted Desert are what inspired the colors for the collection. These beautiful destinations helped Shaw’s designers create a rich variety of color shades and hues. Shaw created 50 timeless colors, which feature neutrals, blues, greens, grays, and browns. The collection is truly striking to the eye, and it would look beautiful in any home.

Shaw’s Inspiration for The Softest Carpet Collection

In addition, the Caress collection feature’s the company softest fiber. The carpets in this carpet line use Shaw’s premier Anso nylon fiber. Also, the carpets have the R2X Stain, Soil, and Odor resistance system so cleaning and regular maintenance are easier. Anso nylon carpets are backed with a lifetime stain and soil warranty, and they are backed with a lifetime pet warranty promise.

The Caress carpet collection from Shaw is available in solids and patterns. There are many styles and color choices to choose from, so have fun designing with the softest carpet collection by Shaw.

Explore our collection of Caress carpet from Shaw.

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World Environment Day!

world environment dayTaking care of the environment is one of the most important things we can do, and many of our carpet and hardwood manufacturers create environmentally friendly flooring. Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong, and IndusParquet are just a few of the manufacturers who create products that help the environment.
Shaw Industries has many environmentally friendly products, which are Cradle to Cradle certified. Cradle to Cradle focuses on designing so that waste is never an option. Cradle to Cradle creates products that will be deconstructed and recycled back into their original materials over and over again. Here are some of Shaw’s Cradle to Cradle certified products: Anso Type 6 Nylon fiber, Eco Solution Type 6 nylon fiber, EcoWorx carpet tile backing, EcoWorx Broadloom, EcoWorx Performance Broadloom backing, Zeftron Nylon fiber, and Epic hardwood. cradle to cradle

Anso nylon carpets are some of Shaw’s most popular green products. All of the carpets and area rugs made from Anso nylon can be recycled at Shaw’s Evergreen Nylon Recycling facility. Evergreen enables Shaw to recycle post-consumer carpet back into new carpet over and over again.

Click here to see our collection of Shaw Anso Nylon carpets.

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Another Shaw carpet fiber that helps the environment is the ClearTouch fiber. ClearTouch carpets are made of PET plastic from recycled soda and water bottles. ClearTouch carpets are very soft, and they also help reduce plastic bottle waste. ClearTouch PET carpets contain a minimum of 25% recycled content, and the ClearTouch Platinum carpets contain a minimum of 50% post-consumer recycled content.

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Another Shaw product that helps the environment is the Shaw Epic hardwood collection. This engineered hardwood uses 50% less newly harvested wood than conventional engineered flooring.

Click here to read more about Shaw Epic hardwood.

 

Mohawk SmartStrand carpets are also green products. The SmartStrand fiber is made in part with annually renewable plant-based materials that minimize the usage of limited natural resources. Using renewable plant-based materials allows Mohawk to reduce energy consumption. SmartStrand carpets are durable, beautiful, and beneficial to the environment.

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Armstrong is another manufacturer who helps out the environment by practicing sustainable forest management. They also help reduce the impact of logging practices. The majority of wood that Armstrong uses in their domestic hardwood flooring is sourced from the Appalachian hardwood region, where the growth rate is an average 2+ trees for every tree harvested. Also, their engineered hardwood flooring is certified as a low-emitting (low VOC) wood product.

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IndusParquet is another hardwood manufacturer that focuses on helping the environment. IndusParquet operates in compliance of government regulations, assuring that the natural resources used in the production of IndusParquet products are manufactured efficiently with minimum impact on the environment. The timber harvest in Brazil is strictly controlled by the government, and the harvest is limited to a maximum of eight trees per 3/4 acre. Endangered trees and trees that provide food for animals are preserved. They are not allowed to be harvested. Also, every tree that is harvested is tagged with an ID code that stays with the tree throughout the manufacturing process.
In addition, IndusParquet has adopted a zero waste policy. 100% of all the wood that enters the factory is used. IndusParquet also owns three vast reforestation plantations to help assure a sustainable resource. Make sure to look for the “Made in Brazil” mark for exotic wood flooring made to protect and preserve the environment.

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These are only a few of the manufacturers who have programs and production methods to help the environment. If you would like to know more information, please check out each manufacturer page or leave us a comment below. You can also call us at 1-800-922-5582 for more information.

I hope everyone has a wonderful World Environment Day!go_green_happy_world_environment_day_1070788833.jpg

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Shaw Green Edge

2Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell says that sustainability at the company means driving innovation, protecting and efficiently using resources, and engaging with associates, customers, and communities while focusing on the long-term. Over the years, Shaw has continued to become more efficient with how Eco-friendly their products are and how the products are made, which can be seen in their yearly sustainability reports.

Here are a few highlights from the 2013 Shaw Sustainability Report:

  • The company recycled more than 700 million pounds of carpet.
  • The company achieved 64% of product sales from Cradle to Cradle Certified products.
  • The company’s continued dedication to transparency through Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
  • The company invested $20 million in energy and greenhouse gas reductions through efficient equipments and systems in recent years.
  • Shaw installed a 1MW solar panel system on the roof of their carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, GA.

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Shaw has set new sustainability goals that they want to reach before or by the year 2030.

  • Reduce energy intensity 40%
  • Reduce total waste to landfills 100%
  • Reduce hazardous waste 100%
  • Reduce water intensity 50%
  • Achieve an OSHA incident rate of zero
  • Design 100% of products to Cradle to Cradle protocols.

Shaw continues to create new products that help the environment. The most environmentally friendly carpet from Shaw is any of their carpets made of Anso Nylon. Anso Nylon is a nylon 6 fiber, which means it can be recycled into carpet fiber again and again, endlessly. Anso Nylon carpets do not have to be thrown in landfills because they can be recycled to create entirely new carpet. Anso Nylon carpets have great performance, built-in stain and crush resistance, and they are beautiful to have in a home.
Shaw continues to strive for new and innovative ways to create great products for their customers, and they strive every year to help the environment more and more.

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Shaw Cushion for St. Jude

 

St.Jude-Carpet-CushionWhen you buy Shaw’s St. Jude Carpet Cushion, Shaw donates to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Shaw floors donates a minimum 2.5% for the price of St. Jude Hope carpet pad, and for every yard sold, 18% of the purchase amount will be donated to St. Jude. This carpet pad not only helps out a great cause, but it also extends all Anso Warranties if you use Anso Nylon carpet.

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Anso Nylon Carpet Sale

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This month we are having a special sale on Shaw’s Anso Nylon carpets. You can save up to 20% on select Anso Nylon styles. Anso is one of the oldest carpet fibers that is still in the market today. Each individual fiber has a strong tensile strength which provides strong durability and comfort. The yarn density is thick because it has a twist-lock and twist-setting, which helps the carpet have a good level of resilience. The thicker yarn density also provides more resistance against the carpet being crushed from foot traffic. Anso Nylon also has enhanced soil and stain protection. In addition, all of these carpets have the Green Label Plus Certification.

Click here to see the select Anso Nylon styles in the special sale.

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Shaw’s Anso Nylon

anso-nylonShaw’s Anso nylon is a durable and resilient fiber, and it is also exceptionally soft. Nylon comes in a wide variety of textures and colors, which makes it a perfect choice for every lifestyle. Anso nylon was created in a way that it can be recycled, and it is an environmental friendly fiber. The Anso nylon fibers are certified cradle to cradle, which means they can be recycled over and over without end. This fiber also has a high level of resilience and it maintains its original shape and new appearance for a long time. Anso nylon has more than 40 years of carpet manufacturing experience and it has an extensive warranty package, which gives customers a peace of mind when purchasing carpet made of Anso nylon. the patented R2x treatment gives the fibers unsurpassed stain resistance. The R2x treatment helps Anso nylon repel dirt and soil, and it also helps the Anso nylon wear gradually. Having a busy lifestyle is not a problem for Anso nylon because it is made to last. The nylon 6 fibers make it twenty percent tougher than most fibers and it shows less wear over time.
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