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Intrigued by the simplicity of hand drawn lines, this collection examines line widths, irregularities and imperfections – along with various techniques that capture intimate glimpses of the artist’s personality.  Here, we grant ourselves permission to return to the sketch.  Putting computers and devices aside, we re-engage our instincts, which shaped the design industry before technology.

Hand Drawn

Experimenting with a variety of tools, techniques and papers revealed all pattern inspiration within the collection, which will boast a wide cross-market appeal.  The collection includes three 18×36 tile options and two coordinating broadlooms.  All styles are available in 12 colors.

Product Detail:

Fine Point Tile: small/medium scale and multidirectional

Lineweight Tile: sends large-scale pattern in a new direction.

Stipple Tile:a sophisticated, organic aesthetic and a sense of imperfect variation.

 Broadloom styles:

Conte – small scale pattern/injects movement

Erase – small scale pattern similar to conte but with portions ‘erased’ for added interest


Hand Drawn goes beyond Declare & HPDs. Cradle to Cradle Silver & assessed for human health. Made with recyclable EcoSolution Q nylon & EcoWorx Tile, these products contribute to LEED & offer an environmental guarantee. All styles in this collection provide superior durability, style and recyclability. Shaw Contract Group’s lifetime commercial warranty covers abrasive wear, tuft-bind, edge ravel and delamination.

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Shaw Opens Carpet Manufacturing Plant in Nantong, China

Shaw’s newest carpet manufacturing plant opened September 12 in Nantong, China. The facility represents a $45 million investment to better serve the Asia Pacific market. The plant produces Shaw Contract Group carpet tile manufactured to the same specifications as U.S. products, making a safe, Cradle to Cradle Certified (CM) product more accessible to the region. The 200,000 square foot (1,950 square meter) facility is LEED-certified and has the capacity to produce millions of yards of carpet each year. Orders for products made in the Nantong facility improves delivery dates to the local market by more than 6 weeks.

Take a virtual tour of the facility.


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Shaw Profiled in Google Video

Google recently profiled Shaw’s use of its email and app platform. The result is a video that captures out manufacturing expertise and the desire of Shaw employees to continuously improve.

“Manufacturing is strong in Northwest Georgia. We’re going to be here 100 years from now.” – Vance Bell, CEO

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Shaw Materials Take New Shape at Watermark Church

Flooring materials turned wall decor. Watermark Church in Dallas, TX made a big impact in their Children’s Area by decorating the walls with shapes of different animals, fruits & vegetables and other things found in nature. These shapes were created by a company called Waterjet Works and made out of Shaw materials including carpet and hardsurface. This is a creative and unconventional way to bring art and design into an area that children and adults will enjoy for years to come.

Images: Waterjet Works

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Shaw Carpet Sets the Stage for 2012 Presidential Debates

Shaw carpet (in a patriotic red, of course!) was chosen to cover the stage for several 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. The next Presidential debate is slated for Oct. 22 and is expected to once again feature Shaw carpet. Enjoy seeing our carpet this season as the debates continue!

Photo Credit: Pool/Getty Images

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