Flooring Review: Are Shaw Floors Worth the Investment?

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If you’re in the market for new flooring, there is no doubt you’ve stumbled upon Shaw flooring as an option in your research. Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia Shaw Industries Group, Inc., was the largest carpet manufacturer in the world. Shaw has been manufacturing flooring solutions since 1946 and has since expanded their selection beyond carpet.


Now, one of the most well-known flooring manufacturers, Shaw offers a wide selection of flooring options including carpet, laminate, tile, vinyl, and hardwood. So, with such a catalog of products, including exclusive innovations, pet-friendly options, creative solutions, and more, does the brand truly live up to its legacy? Let’s explore the options in Shaw’s catalog and their features.


Floorte (Hardwood and Luxury Vinyl)

Shaw’s Floorte flooring line offers waterproof options in both hardwood and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) that are built to endure life’s everyday messes. The hardwood options allow you to never have to sacrifice the beauty of hardwood for durability. Floorte hardwood features superior scuff resistance using ScuffResist® Technology offering 6x the protection from everyday foot traffic. In addition, this flooring offers noise reduction and an easy-to-install click profile. Floorte’s waterproof hardwood is available in multiple finishes and colors to suit every style.


Floorte Luxury Vinyl (LVP) stands up to the toughest messes. This line of LVP is durable, waterproof, high-performance and low maintenance. Available in more than 100 styles and colors from natural wood to tile look-alikes. Floorte vinyl planks have a wood-plastic core (WPC) that comes with a durable wear layer. This line of flooring has several sub-groups that have minimal differences from series to series, but with some key features that work better for residential use and others more suitable for commercial installation.


Pet Perfect Carpet

Shaw’s high-performing carpet option is the Pet Perfect Anderson Tuftex line. This flooring line is ideal for homes with indoor pets because it stands up to the messes and odors that comes from sharing your home with four-legged friends. With the Pet Perfect line you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for stain resistance and protection.


Anderson Tuftex Carpet

Broken down into five collections, Anderson Tuftex carpet is a brand you should have high on your list; however, if you’re looking for carpeting that ranges from mild to wild and you don’t have a tight budget. Anderson Tuftex has exceptional warranties and is an excellent environmentally-friendly option.



The COREtec Original is the floor that created the LVT category with its patented WPC core technology that was the first 100% waterproof, kidproof, pet-proof floor. COREtec is available in over 100 realistic wood looks, in a variety of sizes. Why buy COREtec floors? The benefits and features of COREtec flooring include:

  • 100% waterproof core
  • Realistic embossed textures
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Scratch and scuff protection
  • Comfortable underfoot


What Consumers Are Saying About Shaw Floors

When researching what customers of the brand are saying about their floors, there seems to be quite the mixed bag of reviews, depending on the line of flooring. Shaw is well-known and respected by consumers particularly for their carpet and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) floors. Although Shaw is on the higher price point end, you definitely get the value. Shaw has a wide selection of product lines with many benefits and features to suit a variety of projects.


Selecting A Shaw Floor 

With such a wide selection, choosing the right Shaw floor for you can feel overwhelming, the experts at Flowers Flooring can help you narrow it down.


About Flowers Flooring

Flowers Flooring is your family flooring specialist with two locations – Cornelius, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. Both locations service a 100-mile radius from the showroom. Both locations specialize in flooring sales and installation, including carpet, laminate, hardwood, sand & finish, hardwood restoration, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, area rugs, interior painting, and more. To reach the Cornelius, NC location please call (704) 445-7750 and to reach our Winston-Salem location, please call (336) 660-0977. Please be sure to inquire about our current promotion and financing offers.