StrataWorx® combines modern materials and innovative manufacturing for a lightweight, durable carpet tile backing system

StrataWorx®, a lightweight polymer composite backing system, is engineered for efficiency in manufacturing, transportation, and at the job site. It combines modern materials and innovative manufacturing practices resulting in a backing that is durable and lightweight at an accessible price point. 

StrataWorx is PVC-free and contains 30% pre-consumer recycled content. Like all Shaw Contract carpet tile backing systems, multiple layers combine to create a backing system that is durable and functional across all commercial segments, from short-term lease tenant improvement projects and back of house offices to medical office buildings.

StrataWorx is designed for efficiency, ease of handling, installation, and storage. A total of 20 StrataWorx tiles (80 square yards) ship in each box, resulting in easier handling, storage and installation compared to broadloom and PVC or bitumen carpet tiles. This results in reduced cost, less waste and a faster installation than traditional broadloom.

Carpet tile is a great option for occupied renovation projects. As existing carpet is removed from an office space, install carpet tile with little disruption to employees occupying the space. 


Fast flooring solutions shipped in two weeks or less

At Shaw Contract, we hold flooring inventory so that you don’t have to. We stock millions of square feet of carpet tile, broadloom and luxury vinyl tile, enabling projects to stay on time, every time. StrataWorx backing is just one component of our vast inventory system available through the Quick Ship program, which ships up to 2,500 square yards within two weeks or less, with select styles in stock and ready for immediate shipment. 

Expedited delivery ensures the design is fast tracked for projects that demand quick turnaround without compromising creativity. StrataWorx carpet tiles are a great option for tenant improvement and short-term lease projects that are price sensitive and require quick flooring solutions to minimize downtime. 

From one surface to the next, no transitions required

With a vast product portfolio spanning carpet and hard surface flooring, Shaw Contract serves scaling businesses with solutions to support workplace environments at every level of growth. When your design calls for carpet tile and LVT, pair StrataWorx side-by-side with Quick Ship 5 mm LVT with no need for flooring transitions.

Shaw Contract 5 mm LVT profile installs together with most carpet tiles, including StrataWorx and EcoWorx®, for smooth transitions, making multi-use spaces even more user friendly in commercial environments. Our Shaw 4151 Universal Performance Adhesive simplifies installation by providing a single solution to adhere both LVT and carpet tile. 

It’s easy to determine if your flooring can be installed without transitions. First, both products must be installed with full-spread adhesive. The hard surface cannot be higher than the carpet height. The changes in vertical level height of both surfaces must be less than 1/4 inch maximum, based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Finally, the hard- and soft-surface transitions must always meet guidelines of local, state and federal building codes. 


Removing transitions ensures one less space for dirt and grime to gather, allowing for cleanliness and longevity of your flooring. A transitionless space also reduces the risk of trip-and-fall hazards by decreasing elevation changes in the floor and eases foot and roller traffic across multiple surfaces. 

StrataWorx: sustainable features

StrataWorx carpet tile is Cradle to Cradle Certified™. Like all Shaw Contract carpet solutions, it is designed and assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

People spend 90% of their time indoors, making these environments critical to our wellbeing. StrataWorx, along with all Shaw Contract carpet tile, is Green Label Plus (GLP) Certified, meeting the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) indoor air quality standards for low-emitting products.

With up to 20 tiles per box, StrataWorx is designed for efficiency, ease of handling, installation and storage, resulting in reduced cost, less waste and faster installation than traditional broadloom. 

To see the range of StrataWorx products, explore collections In Sync, Simply by Nature and District.


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