Awards & Recognition

Forward thinking design. Innovative product solutions. We deliver upon these expectations and are honored to be recognized for our product design achievements and our cradle-to-cradle philosophy.

The Best of NeoCon Award celebrates great design and is one of the most recognizable and respected product awards in the industry. Since 2002, Shaw Contract collections introduced at NeoCon have brought home a Gold or Silver award every year. That's award winning design, 13 consecutive years and counting.

Featured Collections

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The Park
Nightingale Silver Award - 2015

Collective Time
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for Healthcare Flooring - 2014

Design Journey: Novice + Master
Best of NeoCon Silver Award for tile - 2014

Hexagon
Best of NeoCon Silver Award for tile - 2013

DyeLab
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for tile - 2012

LokDots
Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Workplace technologies - 2012

On the Edge
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for tile - 2011
Best of NeoCon Innovation Award - 2011

18X36
Best of NeoCon Silver Award for tile - 2010
Interior Design Best of Year for tile - 2010
Mixology North Award for Product of the Year - 2010

No Rules
ADEX Award for tile - 2010
FacilityCare Top Product Award - 2010

Couture, inspired by wool
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for tile - 2009
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for broadloom - 2009
IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Bronze Award for tile - 2009
Interior Design Best of Year for broadloom - 2009

Homage
IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Bronze Award for broadloom - 2009

A Texture Study
ADEX Gold Award for broadloom - 2009
Architectural Record "Product Reports" - 2008

Graphic Nature
Best of NeoCon Silver Award for healthcare textiles - 2008

Essay of Clues
IIDEX/ NeoCon Canada Silver Award for tile 2008
Architectural Record "Product Reports" - 2008

Design Lab
IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Silver Award for product innovation - 2008

Urban Reflections
ADEX Silver Award for tile - 2008

Frame
ADEX Silver Award for broadloom - 2008

Dressed to Kill
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for tile - 2007
IIDEX/ NeoCon Canada Silver for tile - 2007
IIDEX/ NeoCon Canada Silver for broadloom - 2007
Interior Design Best of the Year for tile - 2007

Angela Adams
ADEX Platinum Award for tile - 2007
IIDEX Bronze Award - 2006

Silk
Antron Carpet Fiber Product Innovation Award - 2008
ADEX Silver Award - 2007
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for broadloom - 2006

L7
ADEX Gold Award for tile - 2006
Best of NeoCon Gold Award for tile - 2005
Best of NeoCon Silver Award for broadloom - 2005

Fragments
Best of NeoCon Silver Award - 2004

Flux
Best of NeoCon Gold Award - 2003

Dressed2Kill
Best of NeoCon Gold Award - 2002

The introduction of EcoWorx was a first for the carpet industry, an alternative to conventional PVC backing for carpet tile. EcoWorx is produced with less embodied energy, performs equally or greater than PVC, and can be completely recycled into more backing, which caught the eye of the Environmental Protection Agency. In 2003, the EPA recognized Shaw with its Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, honoring businesses and individuals who have discovered innovative ways to reduce pollution and use chemistry to improve the environment.

Additional recognitions for Shaw Contract and Shaw Industries:

  • CARE Recycler of the Year - 2010
  • U.S. Department of Energy Save Energy Now LEADER - 2009
  • Architect Magazine R & D Award winner for EcoWorx Broadloom & EcoWorx Performance Broadloom - 2009
  • EPA/CARE Innovations in Recycling Award for the Evergreen Nylon Recycling Facility - 2009
  • American Floorcovering Alliance Environmental Award - 2009
  • Georgia Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association's Environmental Award for Waste Reduction - 2008
  • Interior Design NeoCon Green Star for Environmental Excellence - 2008
  • Carpet America Recovery Effort Large Recycler of the Year - 2008
  • Sherwin-Williams Vendor Green Steps Award - 2008
  • Carpet America Recovery Effort Large Recycler of the Year - 2007
  • Sustainable Business Institute's Seal of Sustainability - 2007
  • Global Society of Plastic Engineers Design for Sustainability Award - 2006
  • Global Plastics Environmental Conference Environmental Stewardship Award in Design for Sustainability - 2006
  • GSA Evergreen Award in the Furnishings category - 2005
  • North Carolina Sustainability Award in the category of Product Stewardship - 2005
  • EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award - 2003
  • NeoCon Most Innovative Product Award for EcoWorx tile backing - 1999
  • Georgia Governors Award of Pollution Prevention - 1999