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FLOORING TYPES

Learn about the different types of flooring and which might
be the best choice for your home.

Learn about the different types of flooring and which might be the best choice for your home

Carpet Flooring

Cozy and soft to the touch, available in a plethora of colors and patterns, plus the ability to muffle sound while being budget-friendly, it’s no wonder carpet is a popular flooring choice for today’s homes. Cut pile and loop pile are the two main categories of carpet. Cut pile carpet means that the fiber loops are cut while the loops are uncut on loop pile carpets. There are lots of subcategories within both cut and loop pile carpet including Berber, textured, and frieze, which refers to the variations of both cut and loop pile.

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What’s are best rooms for carpet?

Low traffic rooms are really the best location for carpet, such as bedrooms. But with high-performance carpeting, like Shaw Floors' Caress collection, you can feel secure installing carpet in living rooms, family rooms and even the basement.

What floor can I install carpet on?

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Still have questions about carpet, contact your nearest retailer

KID-FRIENDLY CARPET

Life Guard spill proof backing

LifeGuard® Spill-proof Backing™ prevents liquids from soaking through to the carpet pad or subfloor. Made with R2X stain and soil resistance, messes are contained for quick cleaning, blocking liquids from seeping into the carpet pad.

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COLOR THAT SPEAKS TO YOU

with LIfeGuard® Backing

Choosing the perfect carpet color can be a tough decision. That’s why we’ve created a color palette to help narrow down the options to find the colors that work best for you and your home.

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UNLEASHED COLLECTION

Kids and pets go together like PB&J, so you’ll be thrilled to know that all carpet styles in our Unleashed collection are made with STAINMASTER® Pet Protect®. With built-in stain protection, cleaning up kid and pet accidents are simple and won’t permanently damage your carpet.

KID-FRIENDLY HARDWOOD

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Our Epic Plus hardwood flooring is a great choice for homes with kids; you get the beautiful look of hardwood with the crucial durability your flooring needs in a home with kids. Epic Plus is designed to withstand significant foot traffic, accidents, and anything else your children throw at it while living their daily lives.

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UNLEASHED COLLECTION

All hardwood styles of flooring in our Unleashed collection is made with Luster-Lock Ultra®a UV-cured finish, which features scratch and abrasion resistance. Kid messes are easy to clean with this breakthrough technology, so your hard surface flooring stays as beautiful as the day it was installed!

KID-FRIENDLY LUXURY VINYL

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HEARTHSCAPES COLLECTION

100% waterproof flooring from COREtec means
accidents won’t ever ruin your beautiful vinyl flooring. Even the toughest messes stay on the surface for easy cleaning; stains and spills don’t penetrate through to the waterproof core, which helps keep your home beautiful.

COREtec Hearthscapes sold exclusively at Shaw Network Retailers
COREtec Hearthscapes sold exclusively at Shaw Network Retailers
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Vinyl flooring is 100% resistant to water, which makes it a great choice in rooms exposed to moisture. Because of Floorté’s waterproof qualities from its LifeGuard waterproof core, kid messes never get beyond the top layer, leaving your flooring water-damage free.

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Built for high performance, like busy homes with kids and pets! Our 100% waterproof flooring can seamlessly handle kids accidents, like spilled milk, without warping or buckling. We guarantee that your kids will make a mess, and your flooring with stay beautiful.

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KID-FRIENDLY TILE & STONE

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STYLE PORTFOLIO

Our tile and stone flooring is impervious to spills, keeping them on the surface where they are easy to wipe away. Finished with eco-friendly glaze that’s highly moisture and stain resistant, spills won’t damage or stain your flooring. Tile and stone flooring is a great choice when you’re looking for a low-maintenance cleaning routine, which means spending more time enjoying your kids, and less time cleaning up after them.