Environmental Advantages

Design partnered with science and corporate responsibility can take today’s waste to create tomorrow’s desired material. PVC-free, Cradle to Cradle Certified™ EcoWorx® products come with an environmental guarantee for free reclamation and recycling. Used in more than 500,000 projects across 80 countries worldwide, their performance speaks for itself.

Shaw Contract has invested in material health with EcoWorx® Tile our premium PVC-free carpet tile backing, the first flooring product to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®. EcoWorx® weighs 25% less and has superior tensile strength when compared to traditional PVC backing, resulting in significant carbon reductions during transport and ensures industry leading durability. EcoWorx® tile has a lifetime warranty. At the end of its useful life, we’ll reclaim and recycle EcoWorx® backed carpet to make more EcoWorx® carpet products at no cost to you through our re[TURN] Environmental Guarantee. 

EcoWorx® is made from a thermoplastic polyolefin compound with a high performance precoat and a reinforcing layer.

  • Face Yarn - Eco Solution Q® fibre provides long lasting durability and stain resistance.
  • Primary Backing - High-strength primary backing adds dimensional stability to the product.
  • High Performance Precoat - High-performance precoat provides maximum tuft bind, ensuring all tufts stay in place.
  • Thermoplastic Compound - Thermoplastic Compound laminate bonds the carpet face with the backing for superior strength against delamination.
  • Fiberglass Reinforcement - Fiberglass Reinforcement createsunmatched stability.
  • Thermoplastic Compound - Thermoplastic Compound encapsulates the reinforcement layer

Why should you use EcoWorx high-performance products?


EcoWorx provides ingredient transparency through Cradle to Cradle Certification™ at the Silver Level.

Uses 40% less energy in production than traditional carpet tile.

Weighs 40% less than traditional carpet tile – creating carbon reductions in transport and increasing efficiency in installation.

Low VOCs – meeting the requirements for Green Label Plus certification. Contributes to LEED 2009 and v4.

High performance sustainability – at no additional cost

Reclamation and Recycling

Leading our industry in carpet reclamation and recycling, Shaw takes back more than 45 million kilograms of carpet annually, processing it through our extensive internal portfolio of recycling options.

Our EcoWorx product platform allows us to leverage opportunities for recycling in all global markets through our Environmental Guarantee – anchoring our commitment to environmental responsibility and our philosophy for continuous improvement.


Our Global Guarantees

Shaw Contract Australia will take back EcoWorx material from your flooring contractor warehouse at no cost to you. Shaw will then collate the orders into a full container, and will assume the cost to transport the product to our recycling facilities.

Shaw will take back 5,000 yards of EcoWorx or more at no cost to you.

Shaw Contract Australia will take back EcoWorx material from your flooring contractor warehouse at no cost to you.

Australian Recycling Guidelines

Free Reclamation

Recycle your EcoWorx product through our re[TURN] program