Material Health

Materials are the skin of our interiors. The materials we choose create environments that have a direct impact on our health & wellbeing.


For more than 20 years we have invested in material health with our EcoWorx® PVC-free carpet tile backing, the first flooring product to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®.

And it is Shaw’s goal to have 100% of products Cradle to Cradle Certified  by 2030.

Kilograms of materials assessed for Material Health in 2020.

All of our resilient LVT products are 100% phthalate-free and Floor Score certified. We continue to invest in PVC-free resilient and hybrid flooring products and innovate new materials including bio-based and other PVCfree materials.

Sound Advisor is a patented tool developed by Shaw Industries to analyse and select the best product for clients’ environments based on acoustics. Good sound levels are essential for the health and wellness of people in the space.

Cradle To Cradle®

Shaw Contract has been actively engaged in Cradle to Cradle design for more than 20 years, introducing the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ flooring product in 1999. 

Nearly 90% products we manufacture are Cradle to Cradle Certified® and it is Shaw’s goal to have 100% of products Cradle to Cradle Certified by 2030.