Smart Strand Carpet

Mohawk, one of the most prominent carpet manufacturers, put forth the “SmartStrand Challenge” in October, 2010, inviting the elephants at the Dallas, Texas zoo to put SmartStrand carpet through the elephant torture test. Six African elephants weighing in at nearly 50,000 pounds were given two full weeks to abuse the carpet.

Sean Greene, deputy director of the zoo commented,”Knowing that these are truly wild animals, I thought there was no way this carpet could handle the wear and tear they would subject it to. It’s amazing to see the SmartStrand bounce back to its original state knowing what it’s been put against for the past two weeks.”David Duncan, Mohawk’s vp of marketing added, “The carpet provied its resiliency after being hammered into the ground by a herd of elephants. No extra steps were needed to restore the carpet to its original lift.”


Using only hot water and Mohawk Floorcare Essentials Carpet Stain Remover, a surfactant-free cleaner – which means it has no surface acting agents making it harmless for pets and people, technicians returned the carpet to like new condition. FloorCare Essentials free of surfactants, or surface acting agents. You and your pets can rest assured knowing that your home is cleaned without introducing these pollutants.

OC Carpet and Flooring proudly features Mohawk and SmartStrand Carpet products.