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When it comes to a carpet that truly has it all, look no further than SmartStrand. Where traditional carpets fall short, SmartStrand Forever Clean offers permanent stain resistance, spill and soil protection, long-lasting durability and it’s made in part from renewable ingredients. Truly a worry-free solution, SmartStrand Forever Clean is the perfect flooring for busy households.

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.

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SmartStrand featuring ColorMax technology is the latest innovation in soft surface flooring. ColorMax offers beautifully blended colorations that complement the natural depth and color variation of wood and stone.


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All Pets

Be Protected

All Accidents. All Pets. All the Time.

The best carpet for pet owners yet. It's the only carpet protection and warranty for all pets, all accidents, all the time.

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Forever Stain-Free

Built-in Protection

SmartStrand Forever Clean has no dye sites for spills to adhere to and become stains. This is truly pet-proof carpet stays clean even when your pet has repeated accidents, your carpet remains easy to clean.
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Forever Clean


Advanced Nanoloc technology completely encapsulates the fiber, so it's 3X easier to remove pet hair, soil, and dander.
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Forever Pure

0% Absorption

With SmartStrand Forever Clean, pet accidents won't absorb into the fiber. This added protection from moisture and liquid spills prevents and reduces common pet-related odors.
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15 Years of Extraordinary

Extraordinary Carpet in Extraordinary Situations

For families who do it all, SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet has it all. Permanent stain resistance, spill & soil protection, exceptional durability, and superior softness make SmartStrand the only carpet made for extraordinary living.

Have It All with SmartStrand

“When my carpet feels clean, my whole house feels clean, and I feel relaxed. ”


The Zoo Challenge

By carpeting the wildlife enclosures at the Dallas Zoo, Mohawk proved that people and animals alike are wild about SmartStrand carpet.


The Family Challenge

Mohawk took the challenge to the Family Circle Cup and proved that active families are no match for SmartStrand carpet.


The Kid Challenge

Mohawk searched the country to find America’s messiest kids, but not one of them could stain SmartStrand carpet.


The Food Challenge

Mohawk took SmartStrand carpet on the road to 12 food festivals to show there’s no recipe that can outsmart SmartStrand.


The Puppy Challenge

In the most adorable challenge yet, Mohawk installed carpet on the Puppy Bowl X field to prove that SmartStrand can stand up to stains and wear from household pets.


The Mud Challenge

Mohawk placed SmartStrand carpet at the finish line of Tough Mudders around the country, proving that SmartStrand Forever Clean is always a winner.


To the Max

Mohawk placed SmartStrand carpet in an enclosure with a 2.7-ton rhino for two weeks to prove that SmartStrand takes durability to the max.


Forever Clean

Forever Stain-Free

Forever Pure

Forever Durable

Forever Clean

Nanoloc Spill & Soil Protection

SmartStrand Forever Clean is the only fiber protected by Nanoloc spill and soil shield. SmartStrand repels dirt, dander, spills, and stains before they reach the fiber, making it extraordinarily easy to clean.

What is Nanoloc?

Ultra-fine nanoparticles bond together on a molecular level to encapsulate SmartStrand fiber with a complete spill and soil shield. Soil and spills can't reach the fiber, making SmartStrand the easiest carpet to clean.

3X Easier to Clean

Through independent testing, SmartStrand Forever Clean has been shown to release up to 3X more dirt than other carpets. That means you can breathe easy knowing that your floor cleans faster, better, and easier than ordinary carpets.

Forever Stain-Free

Permanent Protection

SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet fiber is engineered with permanent, built-in stain resistance that won't wear or wash off.


Nylon has no core protection. Spills attach to the dye sites where they are locked in as stains, making nylon difficult to clean.


SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet fiber is engineered without dye sites, so stains won’t chemically bond to the carpet. Permanent protection is built into the fiber to prevent stains and ensure the carpet is easy to clean.

Forever Pure

ON not IN the Fiber

SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet remains forever pure because liquids cannot absorb into the fiber. Compare SmartStrand to nylon carpet, which absorbs up to 5% of it's weight in liquid.

Oops On, Easy Off

Everyone has accidents, but nobody likes problems that stick around. That's why SmartStrand Forever Clean is such an amazing improvement to traditional carpet. Liquid spills carry impurities which can lead to musty, dingy odors. With SmartStrand Forever Clean, the oops and impurities have nowhere to hide, so cleanup is easy and the fiber stays pure.

Oops In, Musty Begins

An average-sized home with nylon carpet can absorb up to 30 pounds of moisture into the fiber. Years of oops and spills actually move into the fiber. As the liquid evaporates, the impurities are trapped and the oops stick around like an uninvited house guest.

Forever Durable

Durable DNA

SmartStrand Forever Clean is the only carpet fiber with durability in its DNA. The unique spring-like shape of the fiber molecules means SmartStrand carpet resists crushing and matting, maintaining its beauty and softness for years to come.

Silken Strength

SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet is at once both strong and amazingly soft. SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean packs 700 silk-like fibers into just one strand of yarn, retaining its beauty and softness even after 60,000 steps - that's 3X longer than comparable nylon carpets.

Environmental Impact

Forever Soft

Softness Without Sacrifice

SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean does not sacrifice softness for performance. To achieve its luxurious feel, SmartStrand Silk packs 700 silk-like fibers into just one strand of yarn, maintaining the carpet's appearance even after 60,000 steps—that’s 3X longer than comparable nylon carpets.
#1 Customer Satisfaction

11 Million Happy Homes

SmartStrand Forever Clean is the highest rated carpet in customer satisfaction. Even active families with children and pets can live more and worry less when they choose SmartStrand Forever Clean. That's why SmartStrand is installed in more than 11 million happy homes and counting.
Made in the USA

Proudly Made in America

Mohawk carpet, including SmartStrand Forever Clean, has always been made in America. From conception to carpet, Mohawk employees create the best American-made products with persistence, innovation, ingenuity, and cutting-edge technology, providing the foundations for homes and businesses around the world.
Forever Sustainable

Beauty Without Compromise

SmartStrand Forever Clean is the only renewable carpet fiber, certified free of harmful substances, to preserve eco-friendly homes and a beautiful planet. SmartStrand is made in part with annually renewable, plant-based materials, minimizing the usage of our limited natural resources and reducing energy consumption in the manufacturing process.
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