Cape Town Because We Can Carpet by Shaw is a 45-ounce polyester. There are several polyesters spun fiber products on the market today. But, Shaw uses Clear Touch technology. Clear Touch carpets are made with PET plastic from recycled soda bottles. It creates an eco-friendly product that is also the softest PET product in the industry. You can also relax when those spills occur! Clear Touch carpets include a lifetime stain warranty, R2X stain, and soil resistance. Clear Touch carpets contain a minimum of 25% recycled content and our Clear Touch Platinum Carpets contain a minimum of 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Content.
R2X is Shaw’s industry-leading stain and soil resistance technology. R2X chemistry is molecularly bonded during the manufacturing process. As a result, it provides long-term stain resistance. This technology won’t wear off even after repeated cleaning. Spills and messes easily stay on top of the carpet fiber like a bubble. This gives you time to simply wipe away the mess.
Most chemical exposure in people occurs through the air we breathe in our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments. These chemicals are used to manufacture and maintain building materials. You can also find it on interior furnishing, cleaning products, and personal care products. Studies show that many of us spend as much as 90% of our time indoors. If you are breathing poor quality air, you could be facing a higher risk level for a variety of health problems. Studies by the EPA have found that VOCs are common in indoor environments. The levels may be up to a thousand times higher than outdoors. As a result, long-term exposure can lead to health issues.
Green Guard Certified means that a third party tested and measured the risk of airborne chemicals. This chemical is referred to as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Products bearing the Green Guard Certification meet the stringent indoor air quality emissions criteria. So, what does that mean to you? It means that your family can breathe easier. Therefore, you should keep Green Guard Certification in mind when shopping for floors.