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Shaw Flooring Gallery

IQ Floors is the newest Shaw Flooring Gallery in Colorado.  We proudly offer the complete line of Shaw floors, and participate in their community and charity events. Reagan also was selected to join Shaw's Total Business Transformation in 2014, a program that engages store owners to be industry leaders.  To date, he is one of only 15 dealers to be selected and it has already made an immense effect in the business.

Shaw got its start in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The events that transformed the company into the world's largest carpet manufacturer are too numerous to write or even fully know. But the philosophy guiding those events meeting customers, determine their needs, and supplying those needs hasn't changed much through the years.

In 1958, with $300,000 in sales, the company expanded dramatically and soon started finishing carpet as Star Finishing Company.

In 1967, a holding company was formed to acquire Philadelphia Carpet Company, founded in 1846. The holding company added Star Finishing to the fold one year later, marking the company's first move into carpet manufacturing. The holding company went public as Shaw Industries, Inc. in 1971 with approximately $43 million in sales and 900 employees. In 1985, Shaw made its first appearance on the list of America's largest corporations--the Fortune 500--with more than $500 million in sales and close to 5,000 employees.

Continually differentiating its service and adding value for customers motivated every major move in the company's development, such as the following:
  • Generating its own yarn supply with the 1972 purchase of its first yarn plant
  • Seeing the potential of newly developed continuous dyeing processes and acquiring its first continuous dye plant in 1973
  • Creating its own trucking subsidiary, dramatically improving shipments nationwide
  • Significantly expanding direct sales to retailers beginning in 1982
  • Establishing regional distribution centers across the United States.
  • Modernizing plants and equipment in the early 1980s, allowing it to respond quickly to such breakthroughs as stain resistant carpet
  • Decreasing the consumption of fuel, water, and electricity in the manufacturing process and finding innovative recycling solutions.
  • Acquiring Amoco's polypropylene fiber production facilities in 1992 and providing consumers popular Berber styles
  • Starting the rug division in 1993 and the hard surfaces division in 1998 with the launch of Shaw Ceramics, later creating Shaw laminates and Shaw hardwoods

The desire to be the industry's low-cost provider was also a determining factor in Shaw's decisions, namely the acquisitions that brought such respected names as Cabin Crafts and Sutton under the Shaw umbrella. It also played a role in one of the largest and most significant moves in the company's history: the merger of Shaw and Queen Carpets.

On January 4, 2001, Shaw began a new chapter in its long and varied history with the completion of its sale to Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the holding company of renowned investor Warren E. Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway is known for buying and holding businesses that have a dominant market share, have strong management teams, and are considered undervalued in the stock market. With the move, Shaw ended its tenure as a public company.

Today, with the leadership of Vance Bell, CEO, and Randy Merritt, President, Shaw is a full-service flooring company with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 25,000 employees. The employees' daily efforts illustrate their commitment and their determination to stay on top in an ever-changing and highly competitive marketplace.



Shaw features several industry leading fibers, including:

  1. Nylon
    1. Anso
    2. Anso Carress
    3. Evertouch Carpet
  2. Polyester
    1. Clear Touch
    2. Chic


SoftBac from shaw in the simple carpet backing that allows for better installation and longer performance.  Protecting other furniture in the house as well as paint and trim work, the soft back will be gentle around the corner.



Shaw actually offers two R2X products: an innovative stain and soil resistance system applied to many of the company's carpets and selected rugs, and a stain and soil cleaner for carpets, rugs, and hard surface flooring. R2X Stain and Soil Resistance System is the patented treatment for carpets and rugs

What make Shaw's Caress Carpet the first choice in flooring?

We rate the Anso Caress carpet collection above all else.  Here's why:

  • A color pallete pulled right from Nature.  Softer hues that compliment the entire house.
  • Soft carpets that dont sacrifice density like other collections. 
  • R2X - a brilliantly effective topical stain repellent.
  • Great styles:  Coordinating Patterns, Flecks, Solids, and Loops

What are some of the reasons to go with Shaw from IQ Floors:

  • IQ Floors is a Shaw Flooring Gallery, allowing us to show the full line of Shaw Carpets at the lowest price.
  • Tuftex is the unique line of designer-oriented carpets.