Life happens – almost when you’re not even looking. Your 4-year-old spills her juice. Your new puppy doesn’t make it to the backyard in time. Oh, no! You just spilled your morning coffee!!
When it comes to selecting carpet for your home, you need a carpet that not only looks good but can also stand up to life’s “little accidents.” That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the newest development in the world of carpet – LifeGuard from Shaw. If you have pets or small children, you’ll definitely want to check out this new carpet technology.
So what exactly is LifeGuard?
LifeGuard is a revolutionary carpet protection system in that it covers the entire product – from the carpet fibers all the way through to the carpet backing.
On the face of the carpet is Shaw’s exclusive R2X stain and soil resistance system. Unlike conventional stain repellents, which protect only the surface of the carpet, R2X provides complete carpet protection – from the top of the yarn to the bottom. In carpets treated with R2X, spills that reach the base of the yarn don’t penetrate the fibers. This allows you more time to react when an accident occurs. And even after repeated carpet cleanings, R2X continues to perform.
But with most hard-to-clean stains, the issue isn’t so much in cleaning the carpet. It’s more about the carpet padding below. Once a spill or stain penetrates the carpet padding, cleaning the carpet’s surface may initially remove the stain, but as the carpet dries, moisture from the soaked padding wicks back up into the carpet. And low and behold, the stain reappears – and so do odors, especially if the stain happens to be pet urine. What sets LifeGuard apart from typical stain-resistant carpets is its highly water-resistant backing made of a soft thermoplastic, which literally provides a barrier that prevents spills from soaking through to the carpet pad and subfloor below. While similar waterproof backings can be found in many commercial-use carpets, LifeGuard is the first carpet to offer this technology for residential use.
Flooring Protection … or Magic?
We all know what a mess coffee can make when spilled on carpet. So what happens when hot coffee is spilled on a LifeGuard carpet? We performed Shaw’s LifeGuard test, and the results were pretty amazing. The spilled coffee quickly balled up on the surface of the LifeGuard carpet. A dry white towel was used to soak up the coffee, after which the carpet was blotted with a wet white towel, and surprisingly, the carpet was clean. There was no lingering coffee smell – and absolutely no coffee went through to the backing!
Anso Nylon means ultimate warranty protection including:
- Lifetime stain and soil warranties
- 25 years on texture retention, wear, and Quality Assurance Plus all warranties are transferable, non-prorated and labor inclusive, including stairs and hallways.
Because Life Happens is built with Anso® CrushResister High-Performance Nylon, it will look newer longer. And has a faster drying time after professional cleaning. You can feel good about your purchase because LifeGuard products are designed to be recyclable at the end of their lives.
Come See for Yourself
LifeGuard is not only stain resistant, it’s also available in a number of textures, patterns, and colors to match most any décor. So if you’re shopping for the latest carpet styles but are concerned about potential stains, we’re confident this product will satisfy your needs. Stop by our showroom to see a demonstration and check it out for yourself.
Showroom located at 2529 N. 85th Street Omaha, NE 68134 Phone: (402) 573-6000
LifeGuard from Shaw Floors: Waterproof Carpet or Magic?