Mohawk SmartStrand carpet with DuPont Sorona was recently featured as a "Martha Find" on the popular Martha Stewart Show.
SmartStrand triexta carpet is the first carpet to earn a feature segment on a nationally syndicated TV show. Martha touted
the SmartStrand carpet and its ability to stand up to red wine spills, which they demonstrated live on the show. Mohawk
SmartStrand triexta carpet with DuPont Sorona is a sustainable carpet option made from 37% Bio–PDO.
First Time A Carpet Showcased
DALTON (October 5, 2009) –– Mohawk's SmartStrand® Carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced
polymer just cleaned up on national television. The product was featured on The Martha Stewart Show–demonstrating that
even red wine wouldn't stain it.
This is the first time a carpet has earned a feature segment on the nationally syndicated show, which covers more than 90
percent of the United States and reaches more than four million viewers per week.
SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona was featured as a "Martha Find." In the segment, Martha touted the product's availability
in a collection of beautifully crafted styles, available in hundreds of colors that provides performance benefits not seen in
any other carpets.
In fact, Martha stressed the fact that she has hesitated serving red wine at some parties because of fears of spills and
stains. She then showed the audience that SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona has the stain resistance to eliminate that
worry–by pouring red wine on a sample and then removing it with plain warm water.
The studio audience also got a bonus from Mohawk–each member was given a 9’ x 6’ area rug constructed
with DuPont Sorona carpet.
A clip of the segment will be available for viewing at www.mohawkflooring.com.
The show became interested in SmartStrand made with DuPont Sorona carpet for its stain resistance and durability. Mohawk
recently finished a remarkable test with the carpet–placing it in the enclosure of Ricko, a 2,800 lb. Black Rhino at
The Birmingham Zoo for two weeks. Ricko conducted his daily business on the carpet, leaving it incredibly soiled. After the
test, the carpet was removed and professionally cleaned, which restored it to its original new look.
"SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona carpet is an amazing product, and we're delighted that The Martha Stewart Show decided it
was worthy of a feature segment," said David Duncan, Vice President of Marketing for Mohawk. "The carpet continues to
impress people with its stain resistance, easy cleaning, and beauty. Martha Stewart believed in the product enough to, while
broadcasting live on national TV, throw the toughest stain possible at it and prove that SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona could
SmartStrand triexta carpet made with DuPont Sorona is a sustainable flooring option that is also luxuriously soft.
Bio–PDO®, which is made from corn sugar and is a renewable resource, makes up 37 percent of DuPont Sorona.
Additionally, SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona provides superior stain resistance due to the way it's engineered. Stain
protectors are built-in the carpet fiber and will never wear or wash off. It will even resist discoloration from bleach.
To learn more, visit www.smartstrandchallenge.com.
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