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May 20, 2011

Shaw Floors Sponsors HGTV Urban Oasis in Trump International Tower®Chicago


Dalton, Ga. - May 20, 2011- Shaw Floors has announced its participation in the second annual HGTV Urban Oasis, a modern, custom-built residence located on the 35th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower® in Chicago. The 1000-square-foot space is designed by HGTV. The residence will also be the grand prize of the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, in which viewers can enter daily online at HGTV.com or HGTV's FrontDoor.com for a chance to win starting August 18th at 9 am EST. The winner will be announced in December.

The residence will be completely furnished and includes one bedroom, 11/2 baths, a gourmet kitchen, and breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. Flooring from the new HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw program will be featured throughout the space, including hardwood, tile, and cut-and-bound rugs. Among the HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw products that will be used are Campbell, a Shaw 5" engineered hardwood plank floor, which will be installed in the living room; Mixed Up mosaic slate in a backsplash in the kitchen and on the walls of the powder room; Domus floor tile in the master bathroom; and several cut-and-bound rugs made from carpet styles manufactured by the Tuftex Carpets of California division of Shaw. The beautiful Tuftex styles include Snap Shot in the living room and bedroom sitting area and High Style Text in the bedroom.

"We're thrilled to be able to partner with HGTV and Trump International on this exciting project," says Kathy Young, director of marketing for Shaw Floors. "We've enjoyed four years of sponsorship as the exclusive flooring provider of the HGTV Green Home, and we're delighted to feature the new HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw products in the setting of high design from the premier Trump brand. It helps consumers visualize Shaw in their homes when they experience the beauty of our flooring in inspirational settings like this on such a powerhouse network."

About HGTV

HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks. HGTV's website, www.hgtv.com HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination and attracts an average of 5 million unique visitors per month.

About Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, opened its doors in January 2008. The 92-story property is the tallest residential building in North America, offering 486 luxury residences and 339 luxuriously appointed hotel condominiums. Located on floors 29 through 89, residential condominiums range in size from approximately 580 to 14,000 square-feet and include studios, one- to three-bedroom plans, and four-bedroom penthouses. Homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows that afford unparalleled views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the city skyline, as well as gourmet kitchens, custom baths, and state-of-the-art appliances.

The Residences at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago offer a world-class living experience in which residents have full access to the property's luxurious surroundings and five-star amenities, which include Sixteen, a fine dining restaurant featuring the modern American cuisines of Executive Chef Frank Brunacci; The Spa at Trump®; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump; the Riverwalk at Trump International, a 1.2-acre, three-level riverfront space; and more. The hotel was ranked #1 in Large Scale Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada and #20 in the World's Best Hotels Overall category by Travel + Leisure's 2010 "World's Best Awards". Travel + Leisure also awarded the hotel the #1 ranking in the Continental U.S. and Canada and #4 ranking in the world on their annual "World's Best Service List".

Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a stunning addition to Chicago's distinguished skyline. For information on owning a Residential Condominium or Hotel Condominium in Trump International Hotel and Tower® Chicago, please call (312) 644-0900. Prices start from the $400,000s.

About Shaw

Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 25,000 associates worldwide. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide. A recognized leader in environmental stewardship, Shaw has implemented hundreds of sustainability initiatives and Cradle to Cradle design solutions, collectively termed the Shaw Green Edge. For more information, visit shawfloors.com.


Shaw Floors Sponsors HGTV Urban Oasis