Shaw Color of the Year 2017 – Lush

lush-1Recently Shaw announced that Lush is the color of the year 2017. Lush features an array of greens that are inspired by nature. Shaw says that the color focuses on today’s desire for health, well-being and renewal.

“From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us,” said Debbie Houston, creative director, Shaw Floors. “It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. Lush is nature’s neutral,” Houston says.

Lush can be a statement color, and it goes well with many styles such as glamorous, rustic, and contemporary. The color also does well with jewel tones and neutral hues.

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Best Pet Friendly Carpet

Carpet and pets used to never get along well in the home, but now there are some great pet friendly carpet options. Shaw, Mohawk, Dixie Home, Tuftex, Engineered Floors, and Dreamweaver produce beautiful, durable, and pet friendly carpet.

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Shaw’s pet friendly carpet is called the LifeGuard collection. LifeGuard is a revolutionary protection system that covers the entire product, from face fiber to backing. All of the LifeGuard carpets are treated with Shaw’s patented R2X Stain and Soil Resistance protection. In addition, the thermoplastic backing gives the carpet a waterproof barrier that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and the subfloor.

The LifeGuard’s patented backing system keeps liquids from seeping into the carpet backing, which allows for an easier cleanup and protection against odor-causing spills and pet accidents. Since the liquid will stay on top of the carpet and not soak through the backing, you will have more time to discover the spill and clean it up.

Click here to see the Shaw LifeGuard carpet.

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Mohawk’s pet friendly carpet is the SmartStrand Forever Clean collection, which features the new All Pet Protection and Warranty. The new warranty covers all pets and all accidents. SmartStrand Forever Clean has a Nanoloc layer, which is designed specificaly to make triexta easier to clean and maintain. The Nanoloc formula adheres to the fiber and it also allows flexibility so that the carpet will be soft to the touch. In other words, Nanoloc is an advanced spill-resistant shield made from nano-particles that seamlessly lock together, which prevents dirt and spills from settling into the carpet. Also, the unique fiber structure and Nanoloc shield make vacuuming dirt, fur, and pet dander easier.

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Dixie Home and Tuftex carpets have Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets in their collections. Stainmaster Pet Protect resists pet stains, reduces pet odors, and releases pet hair from the carpet. Homeowners with Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets from Dixie Home or Tuftex do not have to worry about stains because even if you cannot get to the accident right away, the Stainmaster Pet Protect will keep the pet accident from ruining or staining the carpet. You can easily get out any spots with some hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners. Also, to get the full benefits of Stainmaster Pet Protect carpet, you must purchase the Stainmaster carpet pad as well.

Click here to see the Dixie Home Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets.

Click here to see the Tuftex Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets.

Click here to see the Stainmaster carpet pad.

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Engineered Floors and Dreamweaver also have some great pet friendly options at affordable prices. Their carpets are made of solution-dyed polyester carpet fiber called PureColor and PureSoft Cashmere. The color is in every part of the carpet fiber, which makes it great in terms of being pet friendly. The color of the carpet will not wear off or fade easily. Also the PureColor and PureSoft carpets have a SoilShield protection system, a Limited Lifetime Fade and Limited Lifetime Stain warranty. So with the advantages of the fiber types and the warranties, these carpets are perfect for homes with pets.

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Decorating with Something Sweet

Shaw carpet has many carpets to choose from at great prices. The company’s carpets can go with all kinds of design types, but Something Sweet from Shaw is perfect if you want a nice, inexpensive carpet. Something Sweet is available in nice neutral colors and many shades of grey.

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Also, we carry some Shaw carpet padding that will go great with this product. The Shaw St. Jude Hope Cushion is just one carpet pad option available.

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Click here to see Shaw’s St. Jude Hope Cushion pad.

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As Seen in ”Scream Queens”

Tuftex Carpet creates beautiful carpets of all styles and designs. Recently their carpet Casablanca was used in the living room of the main house used in the television show Scream Queens. Scream Queens is a show focused on a string of murders that occur on a college campus at a popular sorority house. Casablanca fits in very well with the elegant design theme of the sorority house.

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If you enjoyed seeing this carpet in the show, well now you can have this carpet in your own home.

Click here to see Casablanca from Tuftex.

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Lucky Break from Shaw

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Lucky Break is a great commercial carpet tile from Shaw Industries. This carpet tile has a face weight of 17 oz, and the tiles are 24″ by 24″. Lucky Break carpet tile is made of 100% nylon and it has an Ecoworx backing. This nylon carpet tile is available in 9 great colors.

Any of the colors will look great in your office or business. Lucky Break is durable, beautiful, and easy to maintain. Carpet tile allows you to have a stylish floor in your work space, and it is also easy to clean or replace.

Click here to check out Lucky Break from Shaw.

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New Color Line for Shaw Soft Shades is Here!

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The new color updates for the Shaw Soft Shades Collection are finally out! The new color line features more greys and a few accent colors. Grey is one of the big design colors this year, and it is basically considered a new neutral. Grey undertones add a sense of elegance and sophistication to any home, and grey goes with any other color.
The Soft Shades Collection from Shaw is a great choice for anyone who wants a soft, durable, and beautiful carpet in their home.
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Awesome Happens on Shaw Floors

awesome happensFlooring is the stage where your life unfolds, and awesome things happen on Shaw Floors. Children learn to stack blocks, and they create epic forts. People enjoy dancing and learning to dance. There are many other awesome life events that happen on Shaw Floors.

Shaw has exclusive innovations that keep your flooring beautiful no matter what awesome things happen on them. Shaw has many advantages that they add to their floors, which make them more durable and easier to maintain.

Awesome Happens when you let your imagination run wild. Shaw has a great flooring design app called Floorvana. Floorvana allows you to take a picture of the room that you want to design, and then you can test out different flooring in the room before even purchasing anything.

Click here to read more about the Shaw Floorvana app.

Shaw hardwood flooring is also awesome because they hand-scrape their hardwood. Beautiful hand-scraped hardwood floors are a perfect place for awesome events to occur in your home.

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Shaw flooring is innovative, durable, and a wonderful place for awesome things to happen.

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Shaw Industries Achieves LEED Silver Certification for Nantong Facility

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Shaw’s Asia manufacturing facility in Nantong, China has achieved LEED Silver status in the New Construction category. The certification is applicable to the entire facility, which includes the administrative and manufacturing space.
LEED certification is recognized globally as the premier mark of achievement in terms of green building. Building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The points are accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
The Nantong facility opened in 2013 and it strengthens the company’s global position by providing streamlined service to customers in the Asia-Pacific market. Also, this facility is Asia’s first manufacturing facility to produce Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver carpet. The 200,00 sq. ft. plant features new machinery and the latest industry leading technology. All of the products manufactured at this facility feature the EcoWorx and EcoLogix backing.

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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.

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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.

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Life Happens – Shaw LifeGuard

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Life Happens is a new residential carpet collection from Shaw that features their new LifeGuard protection system. LifeGuard is a revolutionary protection system that covers the entire product, from face fiber to backing. All of the Lifeguard carpets are treated with Shaw’s patented R2X Stain and Soil Resistance protection. In addition, the thermoplastic backing gives the carpet a waterproof barrier that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and the subfloor.Why_Shaw_03_Shaw_Advantage-Slide1
The LifeGuard’s patented backing system keeps liquids from seeping into the carpet backing, which allows for an easier cleanup and protection against odor-causing spills and pet accidents. In addition, the R2X Stain and Soil Resistance System gives the carpet an exceptional level of liquid stain resistance because of the liquid will stay on the surface of the carpet, just like the picture shows below. Since the liquid will stay on the top of the carpet and not soak through the backing, you will have more time to discover the spill and clean it up. After the mess has been cleaned up, the carpet will dry quickly.

 

The Life Happens carpets also combat household odors, and they retain their appearance because of the Anso CrushResister High Performance Nylon. These carpets are resistant to becoming fuzzy, the carpet tufts resist being pulled out, the edges will not ravel easily, and the carpet/backing is less likely to suffer delamination. In addition, the carpet is easy to install because the backing is flexible. This carpet bends well so it is perfect for stairs, and the softness of the carpet backing helps protect painted baseboards and door casings.

The LifeGuard products are designed to be recyclable at the end of their lives. Every part of the carpet is completely recyclable, and they are Cradle to Cradle certified. The video below will explain more about how the carpet is recyclable and Eco-friendly.

Here are the warranties for the carpets in the Life Happens collection.

Lifetime Warranties: Waterproof Backing, Stain & Soil, No Wrinkle, No Edge Ravel, No Delamination, and Tuft Bind.
25 Year Warranties: Texture Retention, Abrasive Wear, and Quality Assurance

There are many beautiful carpets to choose from in this collection, and they feature the newest design and color trends.

Click here to see the Life Happens collection from Shaw.

 

Here are some great carpet options from this collection:

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