EnviroCore™ Hardwood

Eco-intelligent to the core.

EnviroCore™ is the first engineered hardwood to be Cradle to Cradle Certified and is made with recycled wood materials to reduce the amount of virgin content by 50 percent over competitive 3 ply products. Its densely compressed recycled wood fibers are fusion bonded in a non-directional construction for unsurpassed structural integrity—and unrivaled eco-integrity.

Performance

Shaw Contract Group hardwood combines the performance necessary for today’s commercial environments with the design leadership expected from the leading commercial flooring brand. These products combine craftsmanship with science, creating the best performing hardwood aesthetic available.

Enhanced Exterior Finish
All flooring is finished with commercial grade aluminum oxide—second in strength only to diamonds—for superior wear and scratch resistance. This commercial finish gives Shaw Contract Group hardwood superior prevention to scuffs – up to 6 times better than other brands. We offer one of the best commercial hardwood guarantees around. Each EnviroCore™ plank is backed by a 5-year finish warranty and a lifetime structural warranty.

Premium Core Materials
The stability and performance of any engineered hardwood product begins at the core. Shaw uses premium raw materials to create the densest, most stable construction available. EnviroCore™ densely compressed recycled wood fibers are fusion bonded in a non-directional construction, creating unsurpassed structural integrity. The result is a product that requires no onsite acclimation and experiences less seasonal expansion. Each plank is backed by a 10-year finish warranty.

Environmental Attributes

Shaw Contract Group is the only hardwood manufacturer to offer Cradle to Cradle Certified products. Cradle to Cradle is an independent, multi-attribute product certification to tangibly and credibly assess product design that addresses safe and healthy materials; material reutilization and recycling; energy and water efficiency; and strategies for social responsibility. Cradle to Cradle Certified products contribute toward an Innovation in Design (ID 1.1) credit through the LEED rating system.

By striving to use every part of the tree in the manufacturing process of our hardwood flooring, Shaw produces the most environmentally responsible engineered hardwood product available.

Shaw engineered hardwood with EnviroCore™ requires 50 percent less newly-harvested wood than conventional 3/8” engineered wood flooring products.

The dense inner EnviroCore layer is composed of wood fiber created in the manufacturing process of other products. Use of this wood waste prevents it from being burned or sent to landfills. EnviroCore has distinct advantages over plywood core alternatives, such as unsurpassed structural integrity, impact resistance and superior moisture tolerance.

Shaw supports sustainable forestry practices and purchases wood only from managed forests. Our products are harvested domestically and are Lacey Act compliant. The Amendment to the Lacey Act is stringent legislation enacted to protect the harvest and importation of endangered plant species.

Product Certifications

  • Shaw Industries manufactures the only Cradle to Cradle Certified hardwood products available today. Cradle to Cradle is an independent, multi-attribute product certification to tangibly and credibly assess product design that addresses safe and healthy materials; material reutilization and recycling; energy and water efficiency; and strategies for social responsibility.
  • GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification evaluates products for low chemical and particle emissions. Developed especially for the educational classroom environment, GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification is a stringent product evaluation for low volatile organic compounds.
  • CARB compliant – California Air and Resources Board has enacted stringent requirements for selling products in the state related to VOCs and off-gassing.