Category: SmartStrand Carpets

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

In January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Earth’s surface temperatures in 2015 were the hottest they had been since record keeping began in 1880. In recent years environmental concerns have become more pressing than ever, and it seems everyone is pitching in to do their part for the planet, including… Read more »

Why SmartStrand Silk from Mohawk is #1

Think back to when you were growing up. Do you remember sitting on your parents or grandparents floors? Whether it was while you were playing a board game, listening to the radio, or watching your favorite show on TV, you’ll never forget that carpet.  There are three distinct memories that come to our mind when thinking… Read more »

Five Signs Your Carpet is a Goner [Video] [GIFS]

  So, you love your carpet; it’s beautiful, it goes well with your decor. Maybe it’s sentimental, or maybe it “just really ties your room together“.   And maybe your friends even agree with you…   Or maybe they don’t and they suggest you replace your carpet… We get it, it’s hard to part with… Read more »

SmartStrand Carpeting and New Pets

  When you get a new furry family member, you’re excited and distracted by all of the “adorable” that is going on in your house. Chances are, you don’t think about your carpet until it’s too late. Honestly, you should consider the value of your home and the state of your current carpet when getting… Read more »

Matching Your New Carpet to Your Walls & Furniture

  Since a SmartStrand carpet is essentially irreplaceable, you’ll want to consider the color you choose carefully. How will it look with your walls, and what furniture should you buy?   Eclectic, contemporary, and rustic decorating schemes all call for coordinating elements. It doesn’t always mean they have to be the same color, it just… Read more »

How To Remove Play Dough, Glue, or Paint from Carpets

  Stain resistant carpets are outrageously hard to mar (just check out our post on the SmartStrand challenge), but they are not completely impenetrable from some abrasive solutions or things like play dough, or glue, which is inevitable if you reside with young children.   When something like this happens, it doesn’t mean your carpet… Read more »

Read This Before Choosing Hardwood Flooring Over a SmartStrand Carpet

If you’re remodeling a room, or even building a custom home, you obviously have a lot of choices to make and setbacks to consider. Your largest decision, perhaps, is deciding whether you want carpet or hardwood flooring throughout your home. Most of the time, and we’re not being biased, carpets are the better choice. However,… Read more »

Five Reasons to Switch to a SmartStrand Carpet

  Your carpet is basically your teenage daughter; it is constantly the center of attention, and its appearance reflects back on you and the way you live. This means routine cleaning and consistent upkeep are essential to the carpet’s life and subsequently, the room’s aesthetics. Make your life a bit easier by replacing your carpet… Read more »