Pets, kids…life. There’s a lot to keep up with. So we made our newest carpet collection to fit your lifestyle.
Made for living, fully waterproof LifeGuard backing keeps spills from seeping down to the floor below, so cleanup is easy and your floors stay beautiful.
Life Happens carpet is treated with R2X Stain & Soil Resistance that keeps spills from setting in so your family can be themselves and enjoy life while it happens.
It’s tough enough to stand up to anything you can give it, but beautiful enough to show off. See the range of colors and textures in our new Life Happens collection.
The first residential carpet innovation of its kind, LifeGuard™ is a revolutionary protection system that covers the entire product, from face fiber to backing. Carpets featuring LifeGuard are treated with Shaw’s patented R2x® Stain and Soil Resistance protection, the standard of excellence in the industry, while a 100% thermoplastic backing provides a moisture barrier that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and subfloor.
One of the biggest threats to any floor covering is excessive moisture. Liquid spills – and pet accidents – can be an everyday occurrence, and some spills can initally go unnoticed, especially on carpet, soaking through to the backing, padding, and even the subfloor: Certain liquds, such as a pet urine, can cause unpleasant odors and are extremely difficult to remove if not promptly cleaned. Conventional backings can also be damaged when exposed to prolonged moisture and caustic spills.
Some new carpet products promise protection against pet accidents, but they must be used with a pad that serves as a moisture barrier. Liquids still soak through the carpet backing and spread, leaving stains and potential odors.
Faster Drying Time After Cleaning
Following the recommended hot-water extraction method carpet cleaning, LifeGuard-backed products absorb 50% less water compared to competitive PTT carpets and dry 3 times faster.
An Unprecedented Level of Protection
Shaw’s new collection of carpets featuring LifeGuard comprises the first residential styles to offer a virtually impervious moisture barrier: Treated with Shaw’s patented R2x® Stain and Soil Resistance System, the collection’s styles already boast an exceptional level of liquid stain resistance, and the LifeGuard backing provides an unprecedented additional level of protection. LifeGuard also greatly reduces wicking of stains and offers homeowners the luxury of more time to discover and clean up spills. Carpets with LifeGuard are much easier to clean and maintain.
Carpets featuring LifeGuard and R2x combat household odors. Smells such as cigarette smoke and odors from pet urine stains, once removed, are quickly and effectively dissipated.
LifeGuard styles dissipate the odors 6 times faster than many competitive carpets, eliminating odors in 30 minutes or less.
LifeGuard carpets are among the most durable luxury style available. They are resistant to fuzzing 4 times longer than comparable products, tufts are 5 times stronger to resist pulling out, loops are 2 times better at preventing edge ravel, and the carpet/backing is 10 times less likely to suffer delamination.
LifeGuard has received Cradle to Cradle™ Silver Certification from McDonough Braugart Design Chemistry (MBDC), a noted third-party product and design firm. The product- both face fiber and backing are fully recyclable.
Ease of Installation
Another LifeGuard advantage is ease of installation: The backing is 2 times as flexible as other backings and can be installed in cold weather conditions. The flexible backing makes carpet with LifeGuard especially easy to install on stairs, and its softness helps to protect painted baseboards and door casings.