Budgeting for an Armstrong Floor
In this video, you'll learn about the costs to consider when planning the budget for your flooring project. Our online floor estimator tool will help you figure out the total flooring cost - including the costs for sub-floor removal and installation. To get actual flooring prices, we recommend that you visit your local flooring retailer.
Durability to the Max: The SmartStrand Silk
To prove, once and for all, that our ultimate carpet is as strong as it is soft, we took SmartStrand Silk to the Birmingham Zoo to meet Max the Rhino. It’s the SmartStrand Challenge—taken to the Max.
Flooring Suggestions for Every Stage Of Life
When choosing a new floor it is beneficial to look at the stage of life you are in. Different lifestyles say a lot about what type of flooring you prefer for your home. Younger homeowners may be interested in a more design focused floor like patterned carpet or a vibrant area rug. Families could look for more durable flooring like hand scraped hardwood or tile which offers easy maintenance and can withstand an active lifestyles. Finally homeowners whose kids have moved out might be interested in creating a show place and opt for a finely finished hardwood or intricate tile design. No matter the stage of life Shaw Floors offers a variety of flooring to fit them all.
Made in South Pittsburg: Shaw Hardwood Flooring
By: Latricia Thomas A local company that's known for its carpet is taking the hardwood flooring world by storm with their engineered product called Epic. When you see Shaw trucks on the Interstate, you might assume they're carrying carpet.Shaw's Vice President of Hard Surface Business Development Scott Sandlin says, We're becoming more than just a carpet company and it gives people a lot of opportunity.But if those trucks came from the South Pittsburg plant, the freight actually comes from a forest. After adjusting to the temperature in the factory for a few days, stacks of wood veneers made from hickory, walnut, oak and cherry, move on to the assembly line. You have a back veneer and a face veneer and they will go into the press and they will be adhered to an HDF board, like a sandwich, Sandlin says.When the humitidy changes in your home, or the temperature changes, it doesn't shrink or grow.After the press, it's time for a quick touch up before the wood is sliced into strips. The 145 employees that work in the South Pittsburg plant check the planks during several steps of the manufacturing process, thankful these jobs returned after Shaw shut down the outdated yarn facility that once stood here.It was devastating when we shut it down so we were glad we could bring wood into this community to make it into what it is today, says Sandlin. So that made a big difference for South Pittsburg and Marion County.Back on the line, it's time for cosmetics. It goes down this line, with 8 or 9 stages of the finish being put on. It's just impractical to do it outside of the factory. It's almost like paining your car out of the factory, according to Sandlin.Add the Made in America box, and it's time to ship to distributors and then to a home near you. We are very proud that this product is made in Marion County and ships out of our distribution facilities in Northwest Georgia, Sandlin says. That's very important to us.