Shaw Floors

Shaw got its start in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The events that transformed the company into the world's largest carpet manufacturer are too numerous to write or even fully know. But the philosophy guiding those events meeting customers, determine their needs, and supplying those needs hasn't changed much through the years.

In 1958, with $300,000 in sales, the company expanded dramatically and soon started finishing carpet as Star Finishing Company.
In 1967, a holding company was formed to acquire Philadelphia Carpet Company, founded in 1846. The holding company added Star Finishing to the fold one year later, marking the company's first move into carpet manufacturing.
The holding company went public as Shaw Industries, Inc. in 1971 with approximately $43 million in sales and 900 employees. In 1985, Shaw made its first appearance on the list of America's largest corporations--the Fortune 500--with more than $500 million in sales and close to 5,000 employees.
Continually differentiating its service and adding value for customers motivated every major move in the company's development, such as the following:
  • Generating its own yarn supply with the 1972 purchase of its first yarn plant
  • Seeing the potential of newly developed continuous dyeing processes and acquiring its first continuous dye plant in 1973
  • Creating its own trucking subsidiary, dramatically improving shipments nationwide
  • Significantly expanding direct sales to retailers beginning in 1982
  • Establishing regional distribution centers across the United States.
  • Modernizing plants and equipment in the early 1980s, allowing it to respond quickly to such breakthroughs as stain resistant carpet
  • Decreasing the consumption of fuel, water, and electricity in the manufacturing process and finding innovative recycling solutions.
  • Acquiring Amoco's polypropylene fiber production facilities in 1992 and providing consumers popular Berber styles
  • Starting the rug division in 1993 and the hard surfaces division in 1998 with the launch of Shaw Ceramics, later creating Shaw laminates and Shaw hardwoods
The desire to be the industry's low-cost provider was also a determining factor in Shaw's decisions, namely the acquisitions that brought such respected names as Cabin Crafts and Sutton under the Shaw umbrella. It also played a role in one of the largest and most significant moves in the company's history: the merger of Shaw and Queen Carpets.
On January 4, 2001, Shaw began a new chapter in its long and varied history with the completion of its sale to Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the holding company of renowned investor Warren E. Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway is known for buying and holding businesses that have a dominant market share, have strong management teams, and are considered undervalued in the stock market. With the move, Shaw ended its tenure as a public company.
Today, with the leadership of CEO Vance Bell, Shaw is a full-service flooring company with nearly $6 billion in annual sales and approximately 22,000 employees. We are more than a flooring company - we are people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company.
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Yukon Maple 6 3/8" Sample

All About ‘Yukon Maple’ Yukon Maple offers stunning style. Combining maple's softly subtle grain ...

All About ‘Yukon Maple’ Yukon Maple offers stunning style. Combining maple's softly subtle grain with heavy scraping creates a look that's high in character and visually cool. 3/8" thick and available in three separate width options, the planks have microbeveled edges and ends. Just the floor for relaxed family living. Yukon Maple is available in 5" wide planks, 6 3/8" wide planks, or Mixed Width (3 1/4", 5", 6 3/8" wide planks packaged together). 6 3/8" Specifications Construction: Eng...

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Yukon Maple Multi-Width Sample

All About ‘Yukon Maple’ Yukon Maple offers stunning style. Combining maple's softly subtle grain ...

All About ‘Yukon Maple’ Yukon Maple offers stunning style. Combining maple's softly subtle grain with heavy scraping creates a look that's high in character and visually cool. 3/8" thick and available in three separate width options, the planks have microbeveled edges and ends. Just the floor for relaxed family living. Yukon Maple is available in 5" wide planks, 6 3/8" wide planks, or Mixed Width (3 1/4", 5", 6 3/8" wide planks packaged together). Mixed-Width Specifications Construct...

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Yukon Maple 5" Sample

All About ‘Yukon Maple’ Yukon Maple offers stunning style. Combining maple's softly subtle grain ...

All About ‘Yukon Maple’ Yukon Maple offers stunning style. Combining maple's softly subtle grain with heavy scraping creates a look that's high in character and visually cool. 3/8" thick and available in three separate width options, the planks have microbeveled edges and ends. Just the floor for relaxed family living. Yukon Maple is available in 5" wide planks, 6 3/8" wide planks, or Mixed Width (3 1/4", 5", 6 3/8" wide planks packaged together). 5" Specifications  Construction: Engine...

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Worlds Fair Sample

All About ‘Worlds Fair' Exceptionally durable and easy to clean, resilient vinyl flooring is a gr...

All About ‘Worlds Fair' Exceptionally durable and easy to clean, resilient vinyl flooring is a great choice for high-traffic areas. And with wood, tile and stone looks, it's as stylish as it is strong. But this is no ordinary vinyl flooring—it comes with Armourbead™, a wear layer that offers astounding performance. It’s just one of the many advantages that come with a Shaw floor. 6mil Specifications Available Colors: 10 Construction: Direct Glue Width: 6" x 48" Thickness: 2mm Wear Laye...

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Wilshire Boulevard Sample

All About ‘Wilshire Boulevard’ Presenting a unique LVP product whose visual is a very contempora...

All About ‘Wilshire Boulevard’ Presenting a unique LVP product whose visual is a very contemporary fusion of stone and wood with a smooth, low-gloss surface. The colorations, together with the 6" x 36" plank format, make this an exciting product, whether you prefer a reclaimed wood visual or a more formal marble look. Specifications Available Colors: 4 Width: 6" × 36" Thickness: 4mm Wear Layer: 20mil Finish: ArmourBead Sqft/Carton: 18 Installation: Glue/Float/Perimeter Glue Insta...

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Valore Sample

All About ‘Valore Plank’ Valore features tried-and-true visuals for classic appeal. Exceptionall...

All About ‘Valore Plank’ Valore features tried-and-true visuals for classic appeal. Exceptionally durable and easy to clean, this waterproof luxury vinyl style is a great choice for high-traffic areas prone to splashes and spills. Valore Plank Specifications Available Colors: 10 Construction: Fold-N-Tap Width: 6" × 48" Thickness: 5.5mm Wear Layer: 12mil Finish: ArmourBead End/Edge Description: Microbevel Sqft/Carton: 23.64 Sqft/Pallet: 1,843.92 Installation: Floating or Glue I...

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Uptown Now WPC+ Sample

All About ‘Uptown Now WPC+' Our flagship waterproof LVP features a diverse palette ranging from...

All About ‘Uptown Now WPC+' Our flagship waterproof LVP features a diverse palette ranging from muted to deep, character-driven hues in walnut and limed white-oak visuals. Uptown Now WPC Plus features accent bevels for plank definition and attached pad for added comfort and sound reduction. Uptown Now WPC+ Specifications Available Colors: 12 Construction: Fold-N-Tap Width: 7" × 48" Thickness: 7.3mm Wear Layer: 20mil Finish: ScufResist Platinum End/Edge Description: Accent Bevel Sqft...

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Urbanality 6 Plank Sample

All About ‘Urbanality 6 Plank’ These designs and colors are intentionally suited for urban space...

All About ‘Urbanality 6 Plank’ These designs and colors are intentionally suited for urban spaces and multi-family housing. Anywhere people enjoy forward thinkng decor. This collection features clean, simple-grained woods like white oak and maple - alongside striations that are wood like but don't represent a species. Specifications Available Colors: 14 Construction: Direct Glue Width: 6" × 36" Thickness: 2mm Wear Layer: 6mil Finish: OptiClean Urethane End/Edge Description: Square ...

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Uptown Now 8 mil Sample

All About ‘Uptown Now' Exceptionally durable and easy to clean, resilient vinyl flooring is a gre...

All About ‘Uptown Now' Exceptionally durable and easy to clean, resilient vinyl flooring is a great choice for high-traffic areas. And with wood, tile and stone looks, it's as stylish as it is strong. But this is no ordinary vinyl flooring—it comes with Armourbead™, a wear layer that offers astounding performance. It’s just one of the many advantages that come with a Shaw floor. Uptown Now 8mil Specifications Available Colors: 5 Construction: Direct Glue Width: 6" x 48" Thickness: 2mm W...