Inspired Spirit Carpet by Mohawk

Our longstanding Temple Terrace customer has allowed us to replace several types of flooring for her over many years.  We remain honored that she recently had us replace her residential carpet.  She has three dogs which meant that the carpet needed to be very durable and stain resistant.  She lives in a very stylish home which meant that the carpet needed to reflect the advanced aesthetics.

Floor Prep.

Our repeat customer has a split-level home.  A portion of her subfloor is a concrete slab while other parts were plywood.  Before the installation, we anchored wood screws in select areas of the wood substrate to reduce or eliminate squeaking noises.  We also ramped the substrate about 18 inches away from ceramic tile's edge to reduce the height difference between the carpet and the ceramic for a smooth threshold without a separate transition piece.

Exhibit for Residential Carpet Layout

Exhibit for Residential Carpet Layout

Carpet Choice.

We supplied and installed Mohawk's Inspired Spirit carpet (color:  509 Clam Island) by a stretch-in installation method over Comfort Step rebond cushion with 7/16-inch thickness and true 6.0-pound density.  Our labor included the upholstery work to wrap the carpet on the stair nosing and concluded with making two custom-made rugs for which we rounded the corners and bound the edges.

  • Width:  12 Feet
  • Fiber Brand:  SmartStrand® Silk™ made with DuPont™ Sorona®
  • Construction:  Patterned Cut-and-Loop-Pile
  • Pattern Repeat:  18" Width X 16.5" Length
  • Face Weight:  48.00 Ounce/SY
  • Pile Height:  0.313 Inch

SmartStrand® Silk™ made with DuPont™ Sorona®

The carpet's style is self-apparent, but the yarn deserves more description.  The hefty 48-ounce face weight is beautifully dense.  But, the real quality distinction of Mohawk's Inspired Spirit is the fiber technology, which is incredibly soft and stain resistant.  Mohawk explains the softness of their yarn:  "Now imagine all of the benefits of SmartStrand Forever Clean combined with the added luxury of supreme softness.  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."  One customer described SmartStrand Silk as "[s]ofter than wool, more durable than nylon."  Mohawk described SmartStrand Forever Clean Silk as the "softest, toughest, easiest-to-clean carpet available" and offers their "ultimate warranty, including lifetime full pet coverage."

Mohawk and DuPont joined forces to create SmartStrand Forever Clean

Mohawk and DuPont joined forces to create SmartStrand Forever Clean

Mohawk's Zoo Challenge. published, "SmartStrand® Silk™ features all the benefits of SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona®, including, stain resistance that is built-in, not sprayed on, durability and easy care."  In response, DuPont wrote, "SmartStrand® leads the industry with the highest customer satisfaction in cleaning, maintenance and durability.  To prove it, Mohawk installed SmartStrand® in a rhinoceros enclosure and put the carpet up against the largest land mammal on the planet – the African elephant – and the carpets looked like new after cleaning."  So, we think that SmartStrand® Silk™ can provide the stain protection for our homeowner's pets.

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