Over the last few years, Shaw Industries has invested $1.5 billion in new facilities to expand its manufacturing of soft surface and hard surface products. In 2016, Shaw opened the Plant RP in Ringgold, Georgia to manufacture resilient products such as their new Uptown Now WPC LVT. In addition, Shaw’s engineered hardwood facility in South Pittsburg, Tennessee has increased capacity by more than 60% in the last few years. Shaw has also invested in the company’s carpet manufacturing.
Shaw Industries looks forward to 2019 with new products and new styles.
Design with Stylish Commercial LVT
Shaw Industries has created two new SPC (solid polymer core) luxury vinyl tiles for its commercial LVT collection. One of the new SPC commercial LVT is Transcend. This product has a 20 mil wear layer and it is 3 mm thick. Transcend has an ExoGuard+ finish and the installation method is direct glue. Each plank is 7″ wide by 48″ long. In addition, the Transcend commercial LVT features Shaw’s advantium core. This collection features wood looks ranging from traditional to weathered.
Here are some ways to use Transcend:
The second new addition is Color Washed. This SPC luxury vinyl tile has a 20 mil wear layer and it is 3 mm thick. The planks are 8.5″ wide and 59″ long. Color Washed is a wood plank collection, but it features vibrant colors such as purple, green, red, yellow, and more! Just like Transcend, this product has the ExoGuard+ finish, and the installation method is direct glue. Designing with this product will really add life to a room because of the different colors you can use.
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Here are just some of the ways you can decorate a commercial space with Color Washed:
High Performance Designs from Philadelphia Commercial Luxury Vinyl Tile
Shaw’s Philadelphia Commercial division offers high performing luxury vinyl tile that delivers maximum comfort, strength, and durability. The products have a diverse range of colors, textures, styles, and installation options. In addition, the luxury vinyl tile has moisture control and easy spill removal.
Carpet Express now features these commercial luxury vinyl tiles from Shaw Industries. There are many wood looks and tile looks to choose from. Also, any of these styles will elevate the design of a commercial space.
Check out the Philadelphia Commercial luxury vinyl tile products available from Carpet Express.
Shaw’s new line, Floorté, is a newly engineered Enhanced Vinyl Plank (EVP) that repels moisture with zero need for acclimation. Luxury vinyl tile is growing in popularity, but the temperature changes and moisture have always been an issue, so Shaw has created this new line of LVT. Floorté is a different composition of resins that incorporates a new locking system, which makes the floor completely waterproof. In addition, an underlayment is not needed with the Floorté flooring. Shaw’s Lifeguard Core helps keep the water from going through the flooring, but the walls of the house and the sub-floor are not included in the waterproof guarantee. Shaw’s hard surface team tested the Floorté luxury vinyl tile flooring by submerging it in a tank of water for ten days. The flooring was easy dried by wiping it off with a cloth, and then it was ready for installation.
Another issue that this flooring addresses is acclimation. Floor acclimation can be a big issue sometimes depending on what flooring you want to install. Sometimes you install a beautiful floor in your home, but one year it could be extremely cold and the floor can shrink and become ruined. However, with Floorté, you are able to have a floor that can go from 55 degrees to 85 degrees without growing or shrinking due to changes in temperature. The different resins in the luxury vinyl tile are what allow it to hold its shape in different temperatures. An installer can take this product out of their vehicle and directly install it without any acclimation.
Floorté comes in two different collections, Classico and Premio. Classico comes with a 12 mil wear-layer, and it is available in 14 different colors. Premio has a 20 mil wear-layer, and it is available in 13 different colors. These two collections feature exotic olive colors, traditional exotic colors, grays with muted dark tones, and even a pattern that looks like a 200 year old Italian door with watermarks and aging. Floorté is a rigid LVT product that feels more like read wood flooring.
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This January, Shaw announced that it was leaving the rug business, and that the Ringgold, Georgia facility will be a new luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing plant. Shaw decided to use the existing building to decrease the time frame of when they could being manufacturing the luxury vinyl tile. Also, utilizing the existing facility keeps the jobs in Northwest Georgia.
Scott Sandlin, the vice president of hard surfaces at Shaw, said that the company always tries to keep and increase the number of jobs in communities where they already operate. The company plans to invest $285 million and create 875 new jobs in Northwest Georgia. Two hundred of the new jobs will be at the LVT plant in Ringgold when it is fully operating. The company will begin hiring in 2015 for the different jobs, which will be available in a wide variety. In addition, the Catoosa County Economic Development Authority approved a tax incentive, which is designed to help with the retooling of the plant.
Scott Sandlin says that Northwest Georgia has a nice of amount of resources, which make it a smart place for the flooring industry to manufacture. The proximity of the other manufacturers in the arrive fosters more innovation from Shaw. In addition, Sandlin says that Shaw plans to invest an additional $1 billion in capital over the next five years, which will mostly be in Northwest Georgia. Shaw’s commitment to Northwest Georgia is shown by how they cultivate a competitive workforce, foster economic development via innovative education programs.
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