Carpet offers a broad range of affordable, unique, innovative styles, suitable
for transforming any room in your home. Sometimes, it's the little extras that
make choosing a Queen carpet easier. And sometimes, the little extras make a
When you're shopping for flooring, you'll find Shaw products under a variety of
labels. Shop with confidence by looking for these widely distributed and
respected Shaw brands.
Queen carpet is just one of the many brands of carpeting Shaw produces to the
tune more than 600 million square yards of carpet each year, offering every
color and style imaginable. With Shaw's comprehensive selection, you're sure to
find the perfect product to meet every unique need and individual style. And
with Queen carpet's versatility, it can be the ideal choice for any room in your home.
On the label of every Queen carpet residential style, you'll find an
easy-to-find, easy-to-understand "Performance Rating."
The scale is from 1 to 5, and it represents the Queen carpet's ability to
withstand extended wear. A perfect rating of 5 means that after rigorous,
industry-standard testing, the carpet maintained the appearance of brand new
A Queen carpet with a rating of 4.0 or above is considered outstanding. These
Queen carpets are recommended for heavy traffic locations, including family
rooms and children's areas.
A Queen carpet rating of 2.5 to 4.0 is predicted to provide normal durability.
These carpets can be used in most home applications if properly maintained and
A Queen carpet rating below 2.5 should be considered for light to moderate
traffic areas only, such as bedrooms.
It's not practical to associate years with the durability rating. There are so
many variable factors--area of the home, traffic patterns, number of
inhabitants, level of proper maintenance, etc.--that what might be only 3 years
of acceptable performance to one could be a lifetime to another.
Queen carpets rating results from rigorous testing that conforms to industry standards.
Some of the factors that determine a Queen carpet's performance rating
include the following:
Face weight - More ounces per square yard is better.
Twist - Higher twist helps resist crushing & matting
Density - Higher density improves comfort and performance
R2X™ - Shaw's patented soil and stain repellent system has been hailed as a new
generation in soil and stain resistance technology since its introduction in
2001. It's as much of an innovation today as the first stain and soil treatments
were fifteen years ago. Developed by Shaw's own Technical Services and Research
and Development labs, the remarkable R2X system achieves total fiber
coverage--from the top of the yarn to the bottom.
SoftBac® Platinum - In association with S.I. Flooring Systems, Shaw introduced
SoftBac, a soft, flexible, carpet backing in 1997. The improved SoftBac Platinum
was introduced just last year. Over 150 million square yards of the
revolutionary flexible carpet backing have been installed with zero complaints
for restretch. One industry observer wrote of SoftBac, "...on occasion, product
introductions wind up doing more than we all expect."
EverTouch™ - Carpets made from EverTouch, an innovative, branded fiber from
Shaw, are exceptionally soft yet remarkably durable. Touching is believing. All
it takes to appreciate its incredible softness is simply to feel it.
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