Spills are OK with Mohawk SmartStrand Stain Resistant Carpet

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When can you give your kids a License to Spill? When you meet up with the Mohawk Flooring License to Spill tour at The Day of the Cowboy event in Gold Canyon. I was very excited to put this SmartStrand Carpet to the test!

But, let me start with the event. The Day of the Cowboy was a fun filled, family event held in Gold Canyon, Arizona. They had food, Live music, Bounce Houses, awesome western themed vendors, old west gun fights, fireworks, hot air balloons and much more! Aaron Friedman from the Gold Canyon Resort had a feast fit for a Cowboy!! Which was good because I was towing three of them to the event! The kids had a blast and we will be going next yer for sure.

The best part for me was getting to see the License to Spill tour first hand and watch the kids try to stain the SmartStrand Stain Resistant Carpet.
Around our house there are always three boys, my two and the neighbor kid and at least two teens, my daughter and one of her friends. Two weeks ago alone we had three carpet incidents, which are all too common! My youngest decided to run with a plate of food, he covered in ketchup, through the living room and, of course, tripped and the whole plate went upside down onto the carpet. Not too long after that my middle son decided to rip his brothers mint chocolate chip ice cream out of his hands at the edge of the kitchen where the tile and carpet meet, and flung it so hard it flew in a long spatter across the carpet. Then the teenager thought it would be fun to add finger paint to twister in the back yard, but when her and her friends came in to change, they tracked finger paint across the carpet. So needless to say I had to get the stains out ASAP with hot water, a carpet cleaner for stains and then, with my husbands insistence, run the steam vac over it for good measure. Our carpet steam vac/cleaner is never put away, and it is getting beat. We use it almost once a week around here!
This is exactly why I wanted to get all the details on the SmartStrand carpet. For starters they handed us a swatch and I was surprised at how soft and plush it was, for sure something I would love to have in out house. The set up was a large area rug of the carpet with spray bottles full of soy sauce, juice, red wine and they even gave them some ketchup to dump on it. Later they would clean it all out with just water. It was amazing. Each kid got to take a swatch and do their best to mess it up, given a little water to clean it right back up like the mess never happened.
I was learning about how this is not a treated or coated carpeting, the stain and soil resistance is woven right into the fibers. This means it will never wear off, so for as long as you own the carpet it will be stain resistant. I was totally amazed that messes came out with just water, that would mean we could get rid of all these nasty smelling chemical cleaners! I also like how it is made with a renewably sourced polymer. While listening to all this my middle son runs up to me and says “Mom, they let a Rhino on this carpet for a few weeks and they cleaned it up and you can’t tell!!” The kids insisted we find the video online so they could see for themselves, so if you are interested too, see it HERE. Turns out it was elephants, camels and rhinos! How awesome is that?!?!

This carpet is on my short list for when we are ready to replace ours, in the meantime I am going to stay social with Mohawk on Facebook and Twitter

Enjoy the photos from this event!

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Trying to mess it up good! SmartStrand

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License to Spill tour and BetterTV crew out at The Day of the Cowboy!

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Handing out Ribs! Yum

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They were not kidding around, making stains, and it all came out with water!

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This thing is ready to be retired!

14 comments for “Spills are OK with Mohawk SmartStrand Stain Resistant Carpet

  1. Tara
    November 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    This carpet is pretty awesome! It was great meeting you at the event : )

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      It is super awesome! Great meeting you! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  2. November 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I so need this the way my kids drop and spill things on my carpet this would be a life saver.

    • November 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      I hear you! I swear there is a major spill eery few weeks around our house! Thanks for the visit!

  3. November 7, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Wow, I’d love this carpet. We’ve got ten kids and our carpet gets dirty so fast. The stairs are especially hard to keep clean since we have boys running in and out all the time.

    • November 7, 2013 at 5:08 am

      Oh my goodness! I can only imagine! When my sisters bring their kids over we have eight and that is insanity!! Yes I would say this would be great! Thanks for stopping by with a comment! 🙂

  4. November 7, 2013 at 2:14 am

    That sounds like something you have to SEE to believe! Thanks for sharing the info, Stephanie! Those chillin’s sure do keep you BUSY! As far as upgrading…I only had one dd and we waited until she left for college! and then sent the old stuff with her too! HA

    • November 7, 2013 at 2:30 am

      That is a good idea, my teen will be off in a few years, but then the boys will be teens and who knows, maybe I will build them a fort and let them live outside!! Thanks for stopping by! And yes, seeing it first hand made a huge difference.

  5. November 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I’m glad we ran into each other here! This was so much fun and I’m certain I need that carpet!

    • November 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      I know it is pretty awesome! Thanks for stopping in!!

  6. November 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Oh, wow…I NEED this carpet! I’m about to head over and enter to win the rug–we have a kitty that likes to test the durability of our carpet…
    Thanks for sharing this with the Daily Blog Boost today!
    ~ Brooke ~

  7. November 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Sounds like something that should come home with you from the hospital after having children! Oh my, the messes!

    • November 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      I know right!!! We keep saying we are going to upgrade our carpet or furniture when………..
      Out of Diapers
      Can eat at the table in a chair
      Gets better at coloring and painting
      There is no WHEN, it never stops!! Thanks for stopping in!

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