I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This Mohawk License to Spill, with SmartStrand Carpet shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.
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?!?!
Enjoy the photos from this event!