- Jeff Dean
Triexta! (Smartstrand Carpet Yarn)
Mohawk's newest and hottest styles of carpet are made with the newest carpet yarn system Triexta (Smartstrand). The new classification, first since nylon was created in 1959, will help consumers differentiate PTT (Triexta or Smartstrand) from its polyester cousin, PET. Triexta is softer than nylon and inherently more stain resistant. Other manufacturers like StainMaster apply a treatment to the yarn systems to increase stain-resistant properties. With Smartstrand carpet yarn that process is not necessary.
Triexta (Smartstrand) is Stain Resistant
PTT (Triexta/ Smartstrand) is as colorfast as a solution dyed nylon which is one of the properties that contributes to it's unmatched stain resistance. Triexta is a high end carpet fiber that is durable and incredibly soft. In addition, Smartstrand carpet fibers have a built-in stain resistance that cannot be washed off, no matter how many times you vacuum or steam clean your carpet. As a result, most stains that would be a nightmare for polyester carpets are more easily cleaned with Smartstrand carpet fibers, which is why Smartstrand is considered kid friendly. In addition, Triexta (Smartstrand) is inherently mold and mildew resistant and is quick drying, making Triexta/ Smartstrand a better carpet alternative for those with allergies and asthma.
Triexta (Smartstrand) is Green
Triexta/ Smartstrand requires less energy to produce than nylon, thus lowering the carbon footprint of the final project. Additionally, the production of the polymer requires 30 percent less energy and emits 63 percent less Greenhouse gas than creating an equal amount of nylon. The lower energy usage in production means that one gallon of gasoline is saved with every seven yards of SmartStrand carpet fiber.
Triexta's Warranties are the Best!
Triexta/ Smartstrand comes with some of the very best carpet warranties in the business. Mohawk's SmartStrand yarn (Triexta) comes with lifetime warranties against stains, pet urine, soil and static. Smartstrand also comes with 20 year warranties against wear, texture retention, fading and manufacturing defects.
Triexta (Smartstrand) is Rated #1
SmartStrand received the highest satisfaction ratings related to all consumer criteria of maintenance and durability.
|Cleaning Criteria||Rated #1|
|Easy to Clean|
|Protection against spills|
|Protections against stains|
|Durability Criteria||Rated #1|
|Maintains original appearance|
|Protection from crushing or matting|
All satisfaction scores based on a national survey of carpet buyers conducted by Brandware Research in October of 2011.