Flooring for dynamic Australian learning environments
Dynamic learning spaces demand flexible design and high-performance materials that work hard under pressure and respond to the unique needs of busy learners. We make a Smarter Impact by asking how floors can help us grow. We provide the foundation for environments that optimise engagement, support teaching and inspire learning.
What if your flooring choices could help students learn in Australia?
In education, learning is the primary focus. When students, faculty, and administration feel at ease in and inspired by their environment, there is a positive impact on the learning process.
Shaw Contract is a trusted partner in education. Our expertise comes from strong relationships with dealer partners, the architecture and interior design community, purchasing, facilities and maintenance departments. We offer an unrivalled breadth of products to serve the needs of students and teachers alike, for clean, comfortable, safe environments and engaging designs. Our flooring lays a lasting foundation for dynamic learning.
Featured In Stock Education Collections
Featured Longer Leadtime Education Collections
Flooring For Positive Outcomes
Faster, Easier Installation
Hale Junior School by SITE Architecture | 2019 Design Awards People's Choice
LokDots® is a pressure sensitive adhesive for the installation of EcoWorx® carpet tile. This non-toxic and odourless system provides an alternative to wet adhesive, virtually eliminating the issue of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and providing ease and versatility of installation.
Proven performance. Easy installation
- Durable applicator requires no maintenance and little training
- When installed with EcoWorx® tile, no moisture or pH testing required
- Adheres to carpet tile backing during removal without damaging subfloor
- Installs over concrete, VCT, VAT, raised access floors and wood
- LokDots eliminates the mess, curing time and odours of wet adhesives, allowing immediate occupancy and making it an ideal installation method for occupied education spaces
Modular Meets Mergeability
Mindful Play- a "No Rules" Collection
No Rules Collections
Our "No Rules" carpet tile collections can be installed in any configuration you desire.
Design details like colour patterning, layered textures and smart gradations mimic nature as they make the carpet easy to install, mix dye lots and replace as needed.
BE RANDOM- Install “No Rules” carpet tiles in any configuration for faster installation and reduced labour costs. When a tile needs to be replaced, simply remove the old one and put a new one down in any direction.
MIX DYE LOTS UNDETECTABLY- Mergeable dye lots offer unique colour patterning, layered textures and smart gradations that make it even easier to mix and match replacement tiles over the course of time without worrying whether colours will match previous orders.
SELECTIVELY REPLACE TILES AS NEEDED- No Rules carpet tiles provide the ability to replace small sections of flooring, ordering material as needed instead of keeping track of attic stock. Replacing a few tiles at a time is a great way to lessen your carbon footprint.
Contact us to discover "No Rules" collections today!
Carefully Considered Acoustics
Select the best floor covering to achieve your desired IIC rating
Active learning encourages lively engagement of students within classrooms and throughout entire schools. As more voices are being projected within a single space at a single time, smarter flooring choices can enhance your soundscape.
Our patented Sound Advisor tool gives you the ability to select the right flooring combination for your needs. By considering your floor and ceiling construction, Sound AdvisorTM allows you to hear the acoustic difference between a variety of hard and soft surfaces, with or without underlayment. You can also instantly download test results for peace of mind.
It is our foundation to celebrate the optimism of design, and its ability to influence our everyday lives. The below projects are just some of the incredible Education projects submitted into our Shaw Contract Design Awards from Australia and New Zealand.
Featuring Dye Lab Collection
Monash Business School Alumni Centre
by BKK Architects
2020 Design Awards
Photography by Derek Swalwell
Featuring Haven Collection
Academy Of Global Competency
by Tom Mark Henry
2021 Design Awards
Photography by Simon Wood
MLC Nicholas Learning Centre
By McIldowie Partners Architects
2020 Design Awards
Photography by Peter Bennetts
Hale Junior School
by Site Architecture
2019 Design Awards
Photography by Dion Robeson
Featuring Colour Frame Tile
by Chaulk Studio
2019 Design Awards
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio
Looking for Further Inspiration?
View Education projects submitted into our Design Awards program here.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Next Project
Our dedicated team members are here to help provide solutions for your next education project.