Shaw Industries, founded in 1946, is a full-service, public flooring company that employs a staff of more than 25,000 people. The company manufactures and distributes hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiles, carpets and rugs for residential and commercial applications worldwide. It offers carpets in a variety of styles and colors. Shaw Industries also provides hardwood in dark and light shades. The company offers installation and maintenance solutions. In addition, it provides design and care tips. The company offers products under the Philadelphia Carpets and ShawMark brands. It manages Shaw Contract Group, which is a flooring provider to the commercial market. Shaw Industries is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.