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Mohawk Stain Resistant Carpet Gives You License to Spill

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Before we moved into our first house the previous owner had brand new Berber carpeting installed on the stairs and in the upstairs bedrooms. It was beautiful. Then we had two kids and I quickly discovered that not every stain resistant carpet is created equal. Years of spilled juice and potty stains that I could never get out turned me into a person fearful of carpeting. I developed a real anxiety about carpet!

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:

Mohawk #LicensetoSpill carpet #shop

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.

Chef Ryan Scott cooking demo at Mohawk License to Spill Tour #shop
Samantha Harris introducing Chef Ryan Scott's cooking demo for the BetterTV Crew
Samantha Harris at Mohawk License to Spill Tour #shop
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!

Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet Cleaning Demo #shop

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! 

Mohawk #LicensetoSpill SmartStrand Carpet #shop #cbias

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!

7 comments:

Ellen said...

Very cool. Definitely sounds like the perfect carpet for someone with kids/pets.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Now that looks amazing. Something I need!

Grace said...

Okay now where was that carpet when I was raising kids? Maybe I'll get some for the grand kids. Looks like the type of carpet to get.

Jenna Wood said...

I can't wait for Mowhawk License to Spill to come to Los Angeles, I'm really curious about the stain coating on the carpet and the different flooring options. I have several of their rugs, but would love to know more about their carpeting.

Teresha Freckleton-Petite said...

@Jenna: It's not a topical coating. It's built into the fiber! Truly amazing technology. You have to check it out in person.

Melissa Pezza said...

This event looks so awesome!!! Their carpets are amazing!

Lena B said...

That looks like so much fun. They were in out town earlier this year, but I was out-of-town. Boo

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