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SmartStrand Naturals: Carpet With its Own DNA

Often, when a carpet has stain protection, it just means that the fibers have been treated with some kind of substance, usually a chemical that might wreak havoc, if you have asthma or any kind of respiratory challenge.

The bigger problem, though, is that the substances wear off within a relatively short time, and you?ll soon be left with no protection; that is, until you spend even more money to re-apply the coating, or to just replace the carpet.

All of that is eliminated with SmartStrand? Naturals. It is a soft, plush, eco-friendly and stylish carpet that comes in over 60 colors and many patterns (from geometric cut and loops to Berber), with the stain protection built into the fiber. That means the carpet?s DNA lasts throughout the lifespan of your carpet. It can never wear off, and you'll never have to worry about your indoor air quality.

The carpet is made from DuPont Sorona, a highly renewable plant. DuPont?s also the company that developed nylon, another all-natural product that, until this carpet came on the scene, enjoyed the top spot as ?king of toughness.?

The manufacturer, Mohawk, also uses corn glucose, rather than petroleum-based products, which means no off-gassing VOCs or chemicals. The production of this fiber uses less energy than nylon.

Everyone was so confident of the fiber?s ability to resist stains; they tested it in a ?zoo challenge, putting it into enclosures for six elephants, three camels and one rhinoceros. Needless to say, it was pretty beat up, but it was cleaned with only a hot water extraction, no detergent whatsoever, and the stains and spills came right up. That wasn?t enough, though, so they invited people to spill mustard, red wine, ketchup, cake, you name it. (How often does that happen??)

As an act of confidence, Mohawk also backs up the its claims with 15-25- year warranties for texture retention, abrasive wear, and fade resistance. Lifetime warranties are in place for stain and soil resistance.

Now, if SmartStrand Naturals can survive this zoo challenge, it most definitely won?t be fazed by house pets or kids!.

It also has excellent mold and mildew resistance, a big plus for San Diego residents who are close to the water and enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. Sometimes it only takes tracking in dirt and sand on the soles of the shoes to create an environment for mold and mildew to grow, because dirt often contains moisture; but no worries here.

Come into Metro Flooring, near the Pyramid in San Diego, to let us show how SmartStrand Naturals can make your life easier.