a remarkable innovation
The first residential carpet 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 thermoplastic backing provides a waterproof barrier that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and subfloor.
One of the biggest threats to any floor is moisture. Liquid spills and pet accidents can be an everyday occurrence. Some spills can initially go unnoticed, especially on carpet, soaking through to the backing, padding, and even the subfloor. Certain liquids, such as 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 spills.
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, collection’s styles already boast an exceptional level of liquid stain resistance, and the LifGuard 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.
LifeGuard carpets with Anso CrushResister High Performance Nylon 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.