Shaw Flooring About and History

Shaw About and History


What started as a small company that dyed tufted scatter rugs in 1964, grew to become one of the biggest manufacturer's of carpet today. They were known as Star Dye Company before changing the name to Shaw once the business grew into the flooring giant it is known today as. The philosophy that has gotten Shaw where they are today has not deviated through the years since it still directs them to meeting customers desires and making sure to meet those needs. 

Shaw has furthered their growth and expansion by adding several services bases on their customers such as by:

  • 1972- Shaw acquired their first yarn plant
  • 1973- The first continuous dye plant 
  • Created their own trucking supplementary for national shipments 
  • 1982- they greatly broadened the company’s direct sales to retailers
  • Launched regional distribution centers in the United States
  • Shaw also started to modernize their plants and equipment in the 1980’s
  • Decreasing the consumption of fuel, water and electricity during the manufacturing process while cultivating innovative recycling solutions
  • 1992- Shaw gained Amoco’s polypropylene fiber production facilities
  • 1993- opened their rug division with their hard surfaces division opening in 1998 with the launch of Shaw Ceramics while later creating Shaw laminates and Shaw hardwoods.

Shaw strives to become a low-cost supplier which ultimately lead to their choice to acquire Cabin Crafts and Sutton. One choice that was the most significant for Shaw as a company was their decision to merge with Queen Carpets.

Shaw ended their tenure as a public company in 2011 with the sale to Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which is known for purchasing and holding businesses that have a commanding market share with strong management teams and have been considered underestimated in the stock market.

Today, Shaw has over 25,000 employees that work for them while they have become a full-service billion dollar flooring company. With the guidance of their CEO and President along with the daily efforts of their employees that demonstrate the dedication and persistence of the company to stay highly competitive and on top in this continually changing industry.



St. Jude:

Shaw became a sponsor of St. Jude's program St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway to which that partnership has progressed into a versatile program that includes: 

  • Shaw’s continuing support of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway that raises more than $20 million annually while being the national sponsor and exclusive flooring provider for about 30 Dream Home Giveaways every year.
  • Consumer promotions have allowed for those consumers that purchase Shaw products to contribute and spread the word through social media channels.

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879 reviews
Add on floors

Added on to our house by expanding the front by 12’ recaptured maple (100+ yrs old) and bona soaked right in. Finished with bona satin and floors turned out beautiful.

Didn't last long, maybe mine was cracked.

The idea of the swivel head, seems like a good way to go for putting down the floor coating. However in my case, when I started the job I found that swivel head did swivel and stay on the handle. After, looking closer, found that it was cracked. I didn't want to wait for a replacement, so I just used duct tape to fix it well enough to complete the floor job. Wish I would have checked it out when I got the package, but I waited until I started the job.

Great company and personnel to deal with!

I purchase flooring through Woodwudy for a home addition. From start to finish, the people at Woodwudy were excellent to deal with. It started with Michael M. taking my order to the follow ups by Anell C., Matt C., and Meagan L. to make sure I had the status update of my flooring! I am very happy with Woodwudy and plan to keep them as my go-to flooring supplier.

Thanks Woodwudy Team!

Bona ClassicSeal (formerly Bonaseal) Water Based Wood Floor Sealer

Super high quality flooring and vendors

Fedex took its time getting here but when they arrived, they more than made up for it with professionalism and courtesy. They dropped the pallet on the dime I asked them to, and after they left, I opened the pallet and my eyes popped open! This is NICE wood. I am not a professional flooring expert, it will be my own second job but this wood is going to make it easy to make my house look GOOD!!!