Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsIL Overall Great Product with Excellent Durability
We have had this carpet in our home for almost 2 years now and it looks and feels like we just put it in yesterday! It is by far the softest carpet you will EVER feel, and people just love touching it, laying on it, and walking on it with bare feet!
My only concern has been that the higher pile, better, and higher priced version that we put in our master bedroom definitely has a higher tendency to show movement. Meaning, it's not wearing down, but when you "brush" it one way it's lighter and yet much darker the other way so you can really tell when it's been freshly vacuumed and then when someone has walked on it. It's not THAT big of a deal, but to some people it might be.
Otherwise, I really appreciate the free cleaning solution that I get from the store that I purchased the carpet from (because you're only supposed to use the one kind) and it's really easy to clean up spills, pet accidents, etc. and I haven't had ANY stains or anything yet!
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by alleycat very impressed
I spent a very long time researching carpets, and I finally told my wife that I think we should buy smartstrand silk. We are both retired now ....living on fixed incomes....so we wanted a carpet that would last a long time. Also, we have always had 2 Siamese cats in our 42 years of marriage and these are our 3rd pair...guess we liked Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young,s song that said "with 2 cats in the yard ...life used to be so hard....now everything is easy cause of you". Sooooooooo I found out that there is NO carpet sold that will warrant against cat vomit. But smartstrand silk seemed to be the best choice for cleaning it up. I was also concerned about offgassing and environmental polluting ..Well...so far I can attest to the ease in cleaning up cat puke. Three times so far.....and it came up with ease.......kind of laid on the carpet instead of sinking into it. It was easy to scoop off and wipe and dry with a paper towel. There was also no offgassing as far as I could smell....might be because the installer had our brand in stock ,.but I tried to keep the windows open as long as possible for 3 days like they suggested.. And since 1/3 of the carpet is made from corn, I felt like we had done our share for the environment too. We have had many compliments on the new carpet.....especially on how soft it is......even tho we got the carpet with the smallest height of thickness.....using the smartcushion seemed to make the carpet feel thick and soft. So my wife and I are very satisfied with our purchase and want to thank you.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Savvyshopper Outstanding carpet!
We had our carpet installed 6 weeks ago and are so pleased. We chose a light tan Flaxen, which has really opened up our rooms. The more we vacuum, the softer it becomes! We kept some remnants after the installation and for a week, my husband kept trying to "ruin it." Yellow mustard ground in, wet coffee grounds, chocolate syrup, grape juice. He'd leave me to clean it; pretty quick process following the care guidelines. The big test was pouring full strength bleach directly on it; can't even tell! We have indoor rambunctious dogs and for the first time, I don't need to worry about them destroying our carpet! We have had no problem vacuuming (with old model kirby and newer Shark Navigator). The one comment made that you can see footprints... that is true. The carpet is very soft so you do see indentations after vacuuming, though they also can be erased by sweeping your feet over it. Highly recommend this carpet! (BTW, our tests explain why the lifetime warranty requires professional extraction cleaning at least every 18 months; soil is easily removed from the fibers but some can be seen on the backing.)
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenS Would Definitely Recommend
We have had our Smart Strand Carpet Bound Rug for over 4 months now and couldn't be more pleased. We entertain hundreds of people, have kids and it's stood up to the foot traffic already.
Based on the Stain resistant guarantee, I went with a lighter color hoping stains would come out like they promised and any spots caused by the kids or food have come right up.
It warms up our house and we just love how it looks!
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by chutch15 Great carpet, easy cleaning
We had Mohawk SilkStrand carpet installed in our basement two weeks ago. It looks amazing and the feel when walking on it is fantastic. It is very soft and even smooth to the touch.
Vacuuming has been effortless. I cannot understand what all the complaints on this review blog are about vacuuming. Our vacuum is nothing special and all I have to do is adjust it to its highest setting off the floor. The carpet looks great again in no time. We have only had one minor spot so far (since it is now a no-shoe zone) and it cleaned up by dabbing it with a wet paper towel.
BTW, I rated Durability as "Good" since we have only had the carpet for a short time.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go lie on the floor and enjoy the silky softness of this great new carpet.
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nitzwilli excellent product for cat owners
This carpet looks gorgeous.....it doesn't attract cat hair., and cat vomit cleans up completely with water!!!! I put 5 for durability but that category is not really applicable since I have only had the carpet for 9 months
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen4512 Silk for Son's Bedroom
I am so pleased with my Mohawk Smartstrand Silk carpet purchase for my son's room. When the 55 gallon fish tank exploded it was time for new carpet. The carpet is so soft that the kids spend more time on the floor playing and reading than I ever would have guessed. Special thanks to Nonn's Flooring in Middleton for the quick, personalized service and wonderful installation experience. It's been 4 months since we had the carpet installed and I am still so happy with the decision to go with Silk.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ozzy Vacuums
Can someone please tell me (and be specific) on which vacuum to use on the Smartstrand Silk? I love the carpet but if I can't vacuum it I am not going to keep it. I live 45 miles from a big city and can't run back and forth trying out vacuums.
May 8, 2013