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Evolution of Shaw Hardwood Flooring


Shaw is a well-known brand in the flooring world. The company has grown from a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs, into one of the largest manufacturers of flooring solutions in the world. The company has focused on its customers and the needs of its customers for decades. This focus has driven them to expand and grow over the decades.

Shaw Industries was established in 1946 under the name Star Dye Company. It initially started out as a company that dyed rugs, robes, and spreads. The company made significant strides over the decades, from making numerous acquisitions to establishing regional distribution centers to forming mergers with like-minded companies. Since the company was incepted in 1946 until 2001, it had focused solely on the manufacture of carpets.

Timeline for Shaw Hardwood Flooring

It was until 2002 that Shaw Industries decided to venture into the world of hardwood flooring. The opening of a new, state-of-the-art laminate manufacturing facility was the company’s first step into the manufacturing of hard surface flooring. In 2006, company introduced EPIC®, a breakthrough in engineered hardwood flooring.

In From 2007 to 2009 Shaw Industries acquired Zickgraf Hardwood Flooring and EPIC® hardwood was awarded the “Cradle to Cradle” certification. In 2010, the company acquired Stuart Hardwood. In the same year, Shaw was listed in Georgia Trend Magazine Best Places to Work. Still in the same year, Shaw became the first flooring manufacturer to be inducted into the American Textile Hall of Fame.

Today, Shaw Industries is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of flooring solutions, including carpets, laminate, vinyl, tile & stone, and Shaw hardwood flooring. With approximately 22,000 employees and about $6 billion in annual sales, Shaw is currently one of the most successful flooring manufacturers in the world.

Why Shaw Hardwood Flooring?

If you are shopping for hardwood flooring, you are probably wondering – why Shaw hardwood flooring? There are certain aspects that make Shaw hardwood flooring an ideal first choice. Shaw’s cutting-edge engineered hardwood features Stabilitek, which is the latest technology that guarantees resilience, strength, and durability.

Shaw hardwood flooring has been tested again and again to ensure that the new technology it features gives it superior endurance. Furthermore, their hardwood flooring has a tough core that stands up to impact and resists denting.

Visit our showroom and we will provide you with more information about Shaw hardwood flooring and the many benefits associated with it.