Here at Montgomery’s, we are very selective when choosing products to supply to our customers. So when Mohawk flooring claimed their SmartStrand carpet was built to hold elephants, I had to dig in. Just how good could this carpet be? Check out what I found below.


What is SmartStrand?

First, let’s cover the basics of what this technology is and what it claims.

In SmartStrand Silk, each strand of carpet is packed with 700 silk-like, stain-resistant fibers. That’s 3X more individual fibers than found in traditional nylon carpet.

  • Proven superior durability
  • Permanent, inherent stain resistance
  • Nanoloc™ Spill & Soil Shield for easy cleanup
  • Protected against pet odors and accidents
  • All Pet Protection & Warrant

Elephant Theory

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So how can Mohawk claim that this carpet is durable enough for elephants and zoo animals?  They went all out and actually tested it.

Mohawk installed both SmartStrand Silk and a competitive premium soft nylon in the Birmingham zoo enclosure of Max the Rhino. After two weeks with a 5,400-pound rhinoceros, both carpets were covered with more than just mud.

After a thorough professional cleaning, the nylon soft carpet showed signs of matting, crushing, and stains. Only the SmartStrand Silk carpet released stains and remained beautiful, once again proving that SmartStrand is the most durable, easiest to clean carpet on the planet.

In conclusion, it can withhold messy zoo animals, but what about a house of adventurous kids?

Kids: The True Test

Blogger Emily Clark, recently posted her recent blog onto Pinterest reviewing the SmartStrand Carpet. After moving into their new home, her kids had destroyed her carpet in a matter of two weeks. After installing SmartStrand, Emily tested messy ice cream sundaes on the new Mohawk carpet.

After her kids had finished their sundaes Emily claimed:

“Besides the whole stain-resistant thing, the best benefit for me was that I could “chill out” and not be so worried about every bite that was spilled.  And, that’s always more fun for everyone.

We actually did have a few spots on the carpet after it was all said and done.  And, as promised, it came right out with warm water and a little liquid dish detergent.”

Read Emily’s full blog here

Favorite SmartStrand Swatches

We carry limitless options and colors of SmartStrand carpet at all Montgomery’s locations. Here are a few named favorites of mine for inspiration. Find a designer to install SmartStrand here.