Red Earth Arts Precinct by Peter Hunt Architect | 2019 Design Awards Entry | Photo: Rob Ramsay

Public Spaces that Serve Australia

We make a Smarter Impact with accessible products that can honour the overall design intent, from focused government workspaces to vibrant library & community centres. 

How Can Flooring Build Community?

The places we come together are the places where communities are formed. The spaces we gather in demand a thoughtful, insightful approach that considers movement, logistics, funding and a broad spectrum of usage.

Shaw Contract provides the product and expertise to design for communities in every kind of public space – libraries, airports, convention centres and government offices. Community by design.

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Design has the power to build community by creating communal spaces that draw people together.

The Haven collection draws inspiration from the singular qualities we associate with home comfort.

Dye Lab’s palette draws its inspiration from nature, a colour journey of experiments with natural dyes.

Constructed with nuanced colour and punctuated with realistic imprints, making a strong design statement.

Defined by strength and tempered by texture, Concrete & Composed is constructed with innovative COREtec® XRC technology.

Combining hard surface durability with soft surface aesthetics, reThink woven LVT is a hybrid floor covering with utilitarian purpose and textile appeal.

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Narita International Airport by Nikken Sekkei Ltd

Public Spaces

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Federal Government Offices

Local Community Spaces

Local Government Offices

Public Libraries


Solutions for Service

With over 200,000 square metres of carpet tile and resilient products In Stock In Australia, we’ll help keep your project on time, every time.

This non-toxic, low-VOC system is easy to apply, eliminating the mess, curing time, odour and shipping cost of wet adhesives for immediate occupancy.

Shaw Contract’s No Rules mergeable dye lots make it easy to mix and match replacement tiles over time without worrying about colour matching.

Carpet tiles are Cradle to Cradle certified for: Material Health, Material Reutilisation, Water Stewardship, Renewable Energy and Social Responsibility.

And at the end of your carpet's useful life, we’ll pick it up and recycle it at no cost to you - that’s the Shaw Environmental Guarantee.

EcoWorx carpet tile backing offers significant advantages, by using 40% less energy to produce & weighing 40% less than traditional carpet tile.

Featuring Noble Materials Collection

Coroner's Court by Silver Thomas Hanley

2019 Design Awards Entry:

Helping to foster greater efficiencies to ensure services are responsive to the needs of the community.

Photography by Tyrone Branigan
Featuring Colour Frame + Colour Form tiles

Bunjil Place

by FJMT Studio

2019 Design Awards Entry:

Bunjil Place is an inclusive hybrid form of public building, reflecting and embracing our diversity.

Photography by Trevor Mein
Featuring Hexagon Collection

Adelaide Convention Centre                  by Woods Bagot

2018 Design Awards Entry:

The interior is formed into a faceted, jewel-like space, harking to the indigenous crystals of the outback.


Photography by Trevor Mein

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