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I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the Mohawk Flooring crew at the Long Grove Chocolate Fest this week. If you’ve never been to the Chocolate Fest in Illinois, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! From chocolate covered strawberries, bananas, and cheesecake to chocolate martini’s and wine, this festival is sure to please every chocolate junkie! Sweet Whimsy Bakery served a chocolate fondue at the Mohawk booth too…delish!
We’ve been thinking about redoing our floors for awhile now. We’ve only been in our house for two and a half years, but when we picked out options for our flooring, we figured the basic carpeting would be just fine. (It looked good on the sample anyway.) For some reason, I thought we would have at least 4-5 years with our carpet before we had to start thinking about replacing it – but ugh, sadly I was wrong. With a messy toddler running around spilling his juice everywhere and running out of the kitchen with food on his plate (and spilling it of course), I now realize that we need to change our carpet. Plus – that cheap, basic carpet is now completely matted in our high-traffic areas.
I fell in love with Mohawk’s SmartStrand carpeting the second I sew the demo:
Sarah, from the Mohawk Flooring team is removing soy sauce from this sample of SmartStrand carpet with nothing more than water!!! She was also able to remove maple syrup and chocolate syrup too (we were at the Chocolate Fest, after all!). It’s amazing how easy it was to clean the SmartStrand carpeting! I was also assured that tough stains like red wine, ketchup, and juice stains would be just as easy to clean with a little water and mild dish soap. No need for harsh chemicals to wipe up spills.
The stain protection in Mohawk’s SmartStrand carpet is built right in to the fibers of the carpet itself, and not topically applied like many other “stain resistant” carpets. SmartStrand is the real deal! And the kids had so much fun getting that carpet dirty, let me tell ya!
After seeing the benefits of SmartStrand for myself, I’m convinced that this is the carpeting we need. I was so impressed with the look and feel of the SmartStrand carpeting (and the built-in stain and soil protection, of course). I’m also glad that it comes in a variety of colors because I may want to change it up a bit from our current beige color. We’ll see how adventurous I am…
Added bonus during my trip to the Mohawk Flooring booth – I actually saw Audra Lowe filming a segment for her show, The Better Show, a nationally syndicated talk show. It was really cool to see an actual filming in progress.
To learn more about the Mohawk, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer (and to enter to win a 6’ x 9’ SmartStrand Silk bound carpet rug), visit Mohawk License to Spill Chicago. You can also follow Mohawk on Facebook and Twitter.