Flooring for dynamic learning environments in New Zealand

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 New Zealand?

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. 

Education collections

Featured Education Collections

Let your creativity loose- experiment with diverse hues, and make a progressive colour statement

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

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

Influenced by soothing Scandinavian design principles Abide LVT’s variety of wood visuals are drawn from oak, walnut and wenge.

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

Compound LVT blends the authenticity of concrete, with built in durability and superior scratch resistance.

Campus is a system of carpet tiles that interweave the strands of creativity, contemplation and collaboration with artistic intent.

Mindful Play is made for lively interaction between people and spaces. Available in both hard and soft surface options.

The Set Up collection lets you create dynamic work and learning spaces with both hard and soft flooring options.

Interact with hexagonal shapes, asymmetric patterns and deconstructed designs. Available in both hard and soft surface options.

Accent is a fundamental collection of value-driven feature colours developed specifically for Australia and New Zealand. With sophisticated and subtle design.


Flooring For Positive Outcomes

Speed of delivery and exceptional choice come together using our New Zealand In Stock program by Jacobsen- we’ll help keep your project on time, every time.

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.

"No Rules" mergeable dye lots make it easy to mix and match replacement tiles over time without worrying if colours will exactly match previous orders.

Products constructed with our Solution Q Extreme® fibre repel stains, ensuring easy to clean carpet for the long-term.

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

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. 


Project Features

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. 


Mindful Play Collection

UoA B405 Faculty of Engineering

By Jasmax Architects

Auckland, NZ

2020 Design Awards

Photography by Dennis Radermacher


Color Frame Tile


Achromatic Tile

UoA 507 Health & Science

By Jasmax Architects

Auckland, NZ

2020 Design Awards

Photography by Mark Scowen


Achromatic Tile & Saturate Tile

Te Auaha – New Zealand Institute of Creativity

By Foster + Melville Architects

Auckland, NZ

2019 Design Awards

Photography by Mark Scowen


Featuring Dye Lab Collection

Monash Business School Alumni Centre 

by BKK Architects

Melbourne, VIC

2020 Design Awards

Photography by Derek Swalwell


Featuring Haven Collection

Academy Of Global Competency 

by Tom Mark Henry

Sydney, NSW

2021 Design Awards

Photography by Simon Wood


MLC Nicholas Learning Centre

By McIldowie Partners Architects

Melbourne, VIC

2020 Design Awards

Photography by Peter Bennetts


Hale Junior School 

by Site Architecture

Perth, WA

2019 Design Awards

Photography by Dion Robeson


Featuring Colour Frame Tile

Frankston Primary

by Chaulk Studio

Melbourne, VIC

2019 Design Awards

Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio


Contact Us to Discuss Your Next Project

Our dedicated team members are here to help provide solutions for your next education project.