The Carpet That Gives You A License to Spill

When we first moved into our house, all the floors were covered in wall-to-wall carpeting. After some investigating, we realized that the carpeting was covering up gorgeous hard wood flooring upstairs. We ripped out the carpeting upstairs, but kept it downstairs. Maintaining the downstairs carpet though is a constant chore for me.

Having a clean carpet can make your home feel fresh. On the other hand, carpet that is worn and stained can make your home feel dirty no matter how much you clean. The problem that I too often run into is that keeping our carpet clean and fresh can be a daunting task. The carpeting downstairs in the family room. This room leads out to the backyard. Z.E.N. practically lives in the family room, and with that comes tons of spills. That, along with the amount of foot traffic going through that room and into the yard on a daily basis, makes it very difficult to keep up with the wear and tear. I get so frustrated because I can vacuum and use carpet cleaner every day and it still would not be enough. Even steam cleaning it does not get all the stains out. Honestly, I just don’t have time to be constantly worrying about and cleaning the carpet!

With this in mind, I am always looking for new products that will work better for our home. This past Saturday I ventured out to the Highlands Clam Festival in Highlands, NJ.

Food stands at Highlands Clam Festival in Highlands, NJ

Besides good food and entertainment, I heard that Mohawk Flooring would be there to do their “License to Spill” demo. Mohawk Flooring has produced a carpet that will help all of us busy moms! Mohawk SmartStrand carpet is the only carpet that has built-in stain and soil resistance that will NEVER wear or wash off.

First off, I got a chance to meet HGTV and Food Network’s celebrity interior designer, Taniya Nayak, and Better Show host JD Roberto.

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Next up, I saw the demo and was wowed at the results. I need a carpet like this in my life! The carpet is super easy to clean with water or mild detergent. I am always looking for ways to use fewer chemicals around my family, so I really love that there is no need for harsh carpet cleaners to get this carpet clean.

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After seeing the demo, I took home a few samples so I could try it out myself at home. Z.E.N. and I went to town on the samples and spilled chocolate syrup, ketchup and wine one them (see video below). We then tried washing them off using just water. Using just water got the samples with chocolate syrup and wine clean. The ketchup stained sample needed a little more than water. I used some mild detergent on that one and the ketchup came out completely! I’m sold!Is Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet Really Stain Resistant?

Is Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet Really Stain Resistant?

SmartStrand carpet comes in many great colors and designs. Even better, is that you know that the carpet will stay the color you want, no matter what is spilled on it!

SmartStrand carpet comes in many great colors and designs

Right now you can enter Mohawk Flooring’s License to Spill Sweepstakes. You could win a free SmartStrand 6’x9’ carpet bound rug. Simply go to their website and fill out the form to enter to win. The contest goes from now until September 2, 2013. Hurry and enter for your chance to win this awesome,durable rug and check out the rest of the products from Mohawk Flooring!

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at


The Carpet That Gives You A License to Spill

by Diane time to read: 3 min