Te Auaha by Foster + Melville | 2019 Design Awards Entry | Photo: Jacobsen

Flooring for dynamic learning environments in New Zealand

We make a Smarter Impact by asking how floors can help us grow. We provide the foundation for environments that optimise engagement, support teaching and inspire learning.

How Can Flooring Change The Way We Learn in New Zealand?

When students, educators and administration feel at ease and inspired by their environment, the learning process is positively impacted. Shaw Contract provides the foundation for environments that optimise engagement, support teaching and inspire learning. 

We make it our mission to design products that serve the needs of each learning mind for clean, comfortable, engaging and safe environments where learning minds can grow. With products that serve students, staff and administration needs, we help lay lasting foundations for dynamic learning and a brighter future.


Campus Collection

Holistic Design for Learning

We ask how floors can help us grow. We provide the foundation for environments that optimise engagement, support teaching and inspire learning.



Inside Shapes Collection

Education collections

Featured Education Collections

Let your creativity loose- experiment with diverse hues, and make a progressive colour statement

Constructed with nuanced colour and punctuated with realistic imprints, making a strong design statement.

Design has the power to build community by creating communal spaces that draw people together.

Constructed with innovative COREtec® XRC technology, and is ideal for high traffic educational environments with low maintenance and quick installation.

Combining hard surface durability with soft surface aesthetics, reThink woven LVT is a hybrid floor covering with utilitarian purpose and textile appeal.

Bring the rustic beauty of the outdoors in. Terrain LVT draws inspiration from a variety of grain patterns for indoor spaces.

Faster, Easier Installation


Hale Junior School by SITE Architecture | 2019 Design Awards People's Choice Winner


LokDots® is a pressure sensitive adhesive for the installation of EcoWorx® carpet tile. This non-toxic and odourless system provides an alternative to wet adhesive, virtually eliminating the issue of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and providing ease and versatility of installation.

Proven performance. Easy installation

  • Durable applicator requires no maintenance and little training
  • When installed with EcoWorx® tile, no moisture or pH testing required
  • Adheres to carpet tile backing during removal without damaging subfloor
  • Installs over concrete, VCT, VAT, raised access floors and wood
  • LokDots eliminates the mess, curing time and odours of wet adhesives, allowing immediate occupancy and making it an ideal installation method for occupied education spaces


Flooring For Positive Outcomes

A large variety of carpet tile, carpet plank, and LVT products are available for immediate despatch from our exclusive New Zealand distributor - Jacobsen.

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Our view of sustainability encompasses the environmental health of our products and our operations, and also how our products impact human experience.

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And at the end of your carpet's useful life, we’ll pick it up and recycle it at no cost to you - that’s the Shaw Environmental Guarantee.

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"No Rules" mergeable dye lots make it easy to mix and match replacement tiles over time without worrying if colours will exactly match previous orders.

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Products constructed with our Solution Q Extreme® fibre repel stains, ensuring easy to clean carpet for the long-term.

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EcoWorx carpet tile backing offers significant advantages, by using 40% less energy to produce & weighing 40% less than traditional carpet tile.

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Featuring Colour at Work Collection

Te Auaha 

by Foster + Melville

2019 Design Awards Entry:

Colour and exposed structural elements combine to create a  fun ‘factory-of-education’ feel.


Photography by Russell Kleyn


Featuring Mindful Play Collection

PPP3 Primary Schools

by ASC Architects

2019 Design Awards Entry:

Design to encourage openness, collaboration and connectivity in all aspects of school life.


Photography by Olivia Spencer-Brown

Contact Us to Discuss Your Next Project

Our dedicated New Zealand distributer Jacobsen are here to help provide solutions for your next education project.