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.
Waterproof. Pet-Proof. Worry-Proof.
Floorte Pro from Shaw Floors is 100% waterproof, durable, and easy to maintain. Floorte Pro is a high performing luxury vinyl tile that will look beautiful in any home. You can install this flooring in any room of the house even bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms, and laundry rooms.
The luxury vinyl tile in the Floorte Pro collection features a soft silence attached acoustical pad on each plank. The soft silence attached acoustical pad helps with sound reduction and comfort underfoot. The dimensional stability of the products in this collection are improved as well. In areas with intensified temperature and direct sunlight there is less expansion and contraction. This collection also features two different types of installation: click or glue down.
Endura Plus from Floorte Pro
Two of the products from the collection that stand out are the Endura 512C Plus and the Endura 512G Plus. The Endura 512C Plus is the click installation version. The Endura 512G Plus is the glue down installation version. Both work well in any home and have beautiful patterns.
Check out the Endura 512C Plus and the Endura 512G Plus!
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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