Last weekend I visited the Mohawk Flooring booth at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival where I learned about their SmartStrand technology and was cured of my carpet phobia. This is the first thing I saw when I arrived:
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! Those kids are stomping strawberries, chocolate syrup and Halloween candy into carpet. Oh, the horror!
Not to worry though because that is Mohawk SmartStrand carpet. Unlike other brands that use topical stain protection treatments, SmartStrand's stain and soil resistance is built into the carpet fiber. And it lasts the lifetime of the carpet!
While the kids played Monster Mash on the pretty carpet, I got to meet some very cool celebrities. Chef Ryan Scott was cooking up his famous sloppy joes (no worries about that spilling on your carpet if you have SmartStrand!). Samantha Harris from DWTS was there to cover the event for the BetterTV Crew. I got to talk to her for a bit. We are total BFFs now.
|Samantha Harris introducing Chef Ryan Scott's cooking demo for the BetterTV Crew|
|Me and Samantha Harris discussing kids and the weather.|
So back to the Mohawk Monster Mash carpet. It got some much needed TLC after an hour. I was amazed by how easily the stains cleaned up with just some water and mild detergent!
The Mohawk staff gave me my own SmartStrand swatches to take home so I could perform my own demo. I smeared one with lipstick in homage to the carpet in my mom's bedroom that I ruined when I was twelve. I also poured ketchup and sherry on it for good measure. I followed the carpet cleaning tips and used a spray bottle filled with soapy water and a dish rag to blot. The proof is in the photos. There is a faint mark from the lipstick that probably needs a more powerful detergent since it is oil-based, but the other stains vanished!
I can see why their carpet is rated #1 in customer satisfaction. Mohawk is the world's largest flooring manufacturer. They make their products right here in the USA and sell them through retail partners. Go enter to win your own 6’ X 9’ SmartStrand Silk bound carpet rug from the Mohawk License to Spill National Tour!
Come back and check out the rest of my time at the festival in my Google + album!