I am fortunate enough to be able to test a lot of the carpets on the market. My family abuses carpet like a consumer's report experiment, and then I can honestly say what I feel about a carpet's quality. And when it comes to Smartstrand, I am a believer. Keep in mind my earlier comments about density, construction, twist, and color, but all things being considered, the majority of Smartstrand carpets are engineered for practical families.
I have had Posh Origins, a 60oz, dense, dark carpet for over two years in the most highly used area of my house. It wears wonderfully, even in high traffic areas. It cleans easily. And, to this day, is the softest carpet I've ever walked on.
Most smartstrand carpets are constructed on a new, structured Optiback backing. This will ensure a better installation for seaming, along with preventing wrinkles and buckling down the road.
Permanent stain and soil protection is built directly into the fiber during manufacturing. It isn't put on afterward with chemicals. It's there for LIFE—it will NEVER wash off, walk off or wear off.
Need Proof? Red Wine? Mustard? Maybe soy sauce, or hot coffee? These and other extra-stubborn stains—including Clearasil®, tea and red food coloring—come out easily with water and a mild detergent or Mohawk FloorCare™ Essentials. Guaranteed. SmartStrand actually resists hot coffee and red wine stains!
In recent third-party testing, SmartStrand resisted up to 50% more regular household soil than leading nylon carpets. Testers using identical methods to clean all carpets found SmartStrand carpets got up to 42% cleaner, leaving virtually no dirt and clearly reducing maintenance time. Homeowners agree with testers: more SmartStrand owners rated their carpets as dirt-resistant and easy to clean than buyers of other carpets.
SmartStrand carpet has excellent colorfast properties that resist fading from sunlight exposure, UV light and ozone. You WANT the color, you BUY the color, you KEEP the color. Even pet* urine won’t stain SmartStrand carpet. Every new SmartStrand carpet comes with a lifetime pet urine warranty as well as lifetime stain and soil warranties.
SmartStrand carpet is made with DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer, which is made in part from actual corn—the same kind you grow in your garden. It also uses less energy to produce. It marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact. From field to floor, SmartStrand carpet is the perfect solution to life’s unpredictable moments and environmental concerns.
* As compared to production of nylon 6 carpet fiber
The 3GT molecules that comprise SmartStrand have a molecular structure similar to a spring that makes each fiber more crush-resistant, resilient and durable.
The Federal Trade Commission recognized the “substantially differentiated physical characteristics” of this fiber structure in approving Triexta, the SmartStrand carpet fiber’s official name, the new generic subclass for PTT.
Whereas nylon and PET polyester carpets must be topically treated with chemicals to provide strain-resistance, SmartStrand features built-in stain protection. SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona fibers are made up of 3GT molecules, a molecule structure that provides permanently engineered-in-stain resistance.
No chemicals means there are no stiff strands or harsh-feeling fibers here- just soft, inviting carpet begging for attention.