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Randy’s Carpet & Interiors offers a complete line of environmentally friendly “green” products

Environmental Benefits

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• Alternative to PVC and a Cradle to Cradle product
• Backed with an environmental guarantee, meaning Shaw will pick up EcoWorx-backed
products, at no cost to the customer, and recycle it into more EcoWorx
• Low VOC emissions—all carpet backed with EcoWorx passes CRI Green Label and Green
Label Plus certifications
• Contains 40% recycled content
• Assessed by MBDC Design Protocol as safe for human health and the environment
Performance Benefits
• Strongest, most durable backing-- 5x greater tensile strength, 8x greater tear strength, and
2x greater lamination strength than PVC
• Dimensionally stable
• Lifetime commercial warranty covering edge ravel, zippering, delamination and moisture
• Over 150 million square feet in use, and 5 years proven performance
Cost and Installation Benefits
• No added cost for a sustainable product
• No reclamation, transportation or tipping fees at product end of life
• 24x24 tile size allows for large design elements and installation efficiency
• Smart packaging allows pallets to fit through standard doorways
• Lightweight design contributes to ease of installation
Awards and Recognition
• Governors Award for Pollution Prevention (1999)
• NeoCon Most Innovative Product Award (1999)
• EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003)
• Featured in Interior Design, Contract and Metropolis magazines

• The commercial carpet industry’s first fully sustainable, non-PVC, Cradle to Cradle carpet
backing for broadloom carpet products
• Recycled using Shaw’s proprietary dissolution process
• Easily generated, deconstructed and regenerated again and again
• Stronger, five times the tensile strength of PVC
• Delamination strength 10-times stronger than backing used on traditional broadloom
commercial carpet products (exceeds 20 pounds)
• 40 percent lighter for lower shipping costs and easier handling
• Non-flow-through characteristics provides a complete moisture barrier and passes the
10,000 impact test – even at the seams
• Impervious to moisture and impermeable
• Passes the AATCC 174 Antimicrobial Test when installed with Shaw’s 3600 adhesive
• Greatly reduces wick-back of stains
• Assessed by MBDC Cradle-to-Cradle Design Protocol, a third-party system created by
renowned designer William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart
• Assessed by MBDC down to 100 PPM during toxicity analysis
• Contributes to LEED innovation point
• Extremely low in VOC’s exceeding the protocols for Green Label Plus certification under
CRI’s Indoor Air Quality Program
• Contains no plasticizers or phthalates
• Recipient of the Presidential Green Challenge Award
• Comes with Shaw’s standard Environmental Guarantee, which states that Shaw will pick up
the EcoWorx material (must be a minimum of 500 square yards) and return it to the mill for
recycling at no charge to the customer, regardless of future orders

While studies show that carpet is one of the lowest emitters of VOCs into the indoor environment and that these emissions dissipate very quickly, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) implemented the Green Label testing program in 1992 to identify approved carpet products that meet stringent requirements for low chemical emissions. This program has been accepted as the standard for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, and all Shaw Contract Group carpets available for purchase today meet these requirements and are Green Label certified.
This year, CRI introduced the Green Label Plus Program as an enhancement to the Green Label Program. The updated version meets, and even exceeds, California's indoor environmental quality standards for low-emitting products used in commercial settings such as schools and office buildings. Working in coordination with California's Sustainable Building Task Force and the Department of Health Services, Indoor Air Quality Section, the carpet industry voluntarily upgraded its Green Label testing program to meet or exceed testing protocols used by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), designed to help achieve good indoor air quality. Shaw Industries played a leadership role within the CRI to help establish this stringent protocol. Under the agreement between the Carpet and Rug Institute and the California agencies, Green Label Plus will be accepted in lieu of Section 01350, the CHPS low-emitting materials criteria for use in schools.
Green Label Plus was designed for architects, facility administrators and others who want greater assurance of good indoor air quality. Every type of carpet receiving Green Label Plus certification has been tested for emission levels for all chemicals as required by Section 01350, plus six additional chemicals, utilizing a 14-day test. Subsequent annual tests will target 13 chemicals, and quarterly tests will measure for the total level of volatile organic compounds (TVOC). The emissions standards are based on stringent criteria outlined in Section 01350. Green Label Plus expands on Section 01350 in several respects, including annual testing for the specific chemicals, a chain of custody process, and an annual audit of the testing laboratory.
All Shaw Contract Group products tested to date meet the Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements.

All Shaw Contract Group products tested to date meet the Green Label and Green Label Plus requirements. Please add: This allows you to dispose of your carpet responsibly with re-entry.


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