Everyone loves a room with comfortable carpeting—a carpeted room just feels warmer and cozier! The only downside to that carpeting is the fact that it’s susceptible to staining, especially if you have kids and pets running around.
Thankfully, Shaw Floors’ new LifeGuard is a carpet protection system that covers the entire product, from face fiber to backing.
Shaw’s New R2X LifeGuard Waterproof Carpet Innovation
The 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 thermoplastic backing provides a waterproof barrier that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and subfloor.
With R2X, carpets are armed with total fiber coverage, offering complete protection from the top to the bottom of the yarn. This total fiber coverage offers unprecedented protection against household spills and everyday soiling. With R2X, spills that reach the base of the yarn don’t penetrate and wick back to the top as they do with conventional solutions.
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.
LifeGuard’s patented backing system, on the other hand, keeps these liquids from seeping into the backing, thus allowing easier cleanup and protection against odor-causing spills and pet accidents.
An Unprecedented Level Of Protection
Shaw’s new collection of carpets featuring LifeGuard comprises the first residential styles to offer a waterproof 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.
How Unique Is This Carpet Made With LifeGuard?
This patented backing system, LifeGuard, is the first in residential styles that offers a moisture-resistant barrier which helps keep liquids from soaking further into the backing. This in turn makes for easier cleaning as well as offers added protection against those odor-causing spills.
Carpets made with LifeGuard that are also treated with Shaw’s R2X Stain and Soil Resistance System will experience a much longer life than their competitors.
Is LifeGuard Carpet Easy To Install?
An advantage of Shaw’s LifeGuard is that it is a lightweight and flexible backing system. This is a benefit to installers as it is easier to bend and manipulate the carpet for installation as it slides easily over the pad. This LifeGuard backing is also easy to trim and even stretch.
But, like with any product, it is always advised to install in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and specifications.
Is Shaw LifeGuard Carpet Built To Last?
With the Shaw LifeGuard carpet installed in your home, you’ll experience a carpet built to last with coverage to match. Here are just a few of the LifeGuard CrushResister Carpet Warranties that Shaw offers:
- Lifetime: Stain, Soil, Stains Including Urine, Feces, and Vomit.
- 25-Year: Texture Retention, Abrasive Wear, Quality Assurance
- Limited Lifetime No-Wrinkle Guarantee
- Limited Lifetime Tuft Bind/Zippering Warranty, Edge Ravel, Delamination
- Limited Lifetime Waterproof Warranty
SoftBac Platinum Carpet Backing
Shaw’s flexible carpet backing system offers a host of benefits over traditional backings.
- No-wrinkle guarantee
- Unmatched softness and flexibility
- Greater backing adhesive strength
- Stronger, less visible seams
- Resistance to seam peaking
- Enhanced flexibility during cold weather
- Higher sound absorption and an increase in insulation capacity
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