Te Awamutu Library by Opus | Design Awards Entry | Photo: Mark Scowen

Government Spaces that Serve 

New Zealand

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?

In New Zealand, 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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Featured Government Collections

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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Public Spaces

Our Government segment provides solutions for:

Federal Government Offices
Local Community Spaces
Local Government Offices
Public Libraries


Solutions for Service

A large variety of carpet tile, carpet plank, and LVT products are available for immediate despatch from our exclusive New Zealand distributor - Jacobsen.

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.

Our carpet tiles are Cradle to Cradle certified for: Material Health, Material Reutilisation, Water Stewardship, Renewable Energy & Carbon Management, 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.

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

Featuring Hexagon Collection

Auckland Council bCreative Spaces

2015 Design Awards Entry:

A visual celebration of the connection to both personal and public space.

Photography by Simon Devitt
Featuring Colour At Work Collection

Fraser Park Sportsville 

by Boon Limited

2019 Design Awards Entry:

Fraser Park is a facility which supports multiple clubs and the wider community.

Photography by Mark Scowen
Featuring Colour Frame & Pacific Collections

Te Awamutu Library

by Opus

2018 Design Awards Entry:

Waipa District Council has delivered a fantastic new library development to the local Te Awamutu community.


Photography by Mark Scowen

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