When we moved into our house almost two years ago, the bedroom carpeting was ten years old but looked brand new. Enter the Clark clan, and we nearly destroyed it in two weeks flat. You can only imagine what it looks like now, under some strategically placed rugs. . .
So, when Mohawk Flooring offered to let me try their SmartStrand carpet in the form of a bound rug, I was up for the challenge. Plus, we’ve put nothing but a TV (and a few other things) in our new playroom so far and needed a soft surface. . .
If you’re not familiar with SmartStrand carpet, it makes a lot of promises:
In fact, Mohawk has even tested this carpet with rhinos and elephants. Seriously.
So, sure, it can withstand zoo animals. But, what about five Clark kids?
To test it out, we decided to have a little “playroom-warming party” in our new space. We are usually pretty good about making the kids only eat in the kitchen, so when I told them we were going to eat ice cream sundaes on a brand new rug, they thought Momma had officially lost her mind. But, they were happy to oblige.
Besides the whole stain-resistant thing, the best benefit for me was that I could “chill out” and not be so worried about every bite that was spilled. And, that’s always more fun for everyone.
We actually did have a few spots on the carpet after it was all said and done. And, as promised, it came right out with warm water and a little liquid dish detergent.
I’m thinking this might be the perfect rug to move to one of the kids’ rooms, or under a kitchen table. . .
If you happen to live in a zoo like me, Mohawk Flooring is giving one of my readers a 6×9 SmartStrand carpet- bound rug (in the Global Vision style, Sequoyah Dusk color—see it here). Entering is super quick. But, don’t leave a comment on this post. Instead, go here to enter.
Contest ends April 8th. Mohawk will select the winner and I’ll announce it on my blog in mid-April.
PS—Thanks to Mohawk Flooring for sponsoring this post, giving me a SmartStrand carpet to try, and letting me share all of my own opinions about it with all of you.