Material Health

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


Cradle to Cradle Certified®

Nearly 90% of the products we manufacture are Cradle to Cradle Certified®. By specifying Cradle to Cradle Certified® products, you can be assured that they have met rigorous material health standards. 

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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®.

Sound Advisor is a patented tool developed by Shaw Industries to analyze 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.

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 PVC-free materials.

Pounds of materials assessed for Material Health in 2020.

Awarded to EcoWorx® by the EPA.

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People Together, Planet Forever

When we talk about sustainability we join the causes of people and planet together, social and environmental concerns combined.