Lori from The Finished Project is a design and DIY-enthusiast, sharing her latest woodworking projects and home décor on her blog. Here, she shares how a custom SmartStrand carpet bound rug made her sitting room the perfect spot to unwind with her adorable pup, Ted.  

Hey, friends! We recently made an update to our sitting room, and I am so excited to share it with you! Many of you know how obsessed I can be with rugs. Well, I was thrilled when Mohawk contacted me to try out one of their custom bound rugs! All the RevWood laminated wood flooring in our home is made by Mohawk, and we could go on and on about the quality and how much we love them. Therefore, I was so ready to try out their SmartStrand carpet bound rug — especially because it’s so pet-friendly!

Being a home blogger and an Instagrammer, our home décor and style is important to me. I enjoy creating an inspiring stylish home, but also one that is comfortable and livable for both humans and pets. I try and provide a relaxed environment so that when my family or guests come over, there isn’t stress about spills and messes. I want it to feel warm and welcoming. 

Keeping that in mind, choosing the right area rug for your home can be a tough decision when you have pets. When I began to research Mohawk’s SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet, I was intrigued because it has a lot of features perfect for pet owners.

Small dog on white SmartStrand carpet bound rug

The Technology:

Mohawk uses Nanoloc technology, which basically means there is a built-in stain and soil protection on the carpet that won’t wear or wash off over time. That means my new SmartStrand carpet bound rug has a spill and soil shield for easy and quick cleanup for when that mess actually happens.

Forever Stain-Free:

“SmartStrand Forever Clean has no dye sites where spills could adhere, so the carpet is naturally stain resistant. Even when your pet has an accident, your carpet will remain easy to clean.”

Forever Clean:

“Advanced Nanoloc spill and soil shield encapsulates the fiber, so it’s three times easier to remove the pet hair, soil and dander common with household pets.”

Forever Pure:

“With SmartStrand Forever Clean, pet accidents will not absorb into the fiber. This added protection reduces common pet-related odors.” 

With two boys running around and a dog, life is messy, but Mama still wants style. When style meets functionality, that is a win-win for me.

White SmartStrand carpet bound rug with dark walls

Design Choice:

In our sitting room, we have a dark, moody feature wall. To balance out this space, I envisioned a soft and light-colored area rug. That is a scary choice to some. A white rug…hmmm, but paired with Mohawk’s SmartStrand technology, there is nothing to fear!

Because we have dark wood flooring, I envisioned the contrast between the dark floors and a light and airy rug balancing each other out in an eye-pleasing way. The rug we chose is a low pile textured shag that offers warmth to the room in the perfect blend of a soft off white.

Everyone seems to love the softness of this rug as well. Our dog, Ted, has found a new place to relax and spend time with his loved ones and of course, his favorite toys. Our family loves to kick off our shoes and lounge in this space now; it feels so welcoming and cozy. We have coffee, read books, play with Ted, and simply enjoy the warmth of the space together. We are very pleased with our new SmartStrand rug from Mohawk and would highly recommend it. 

If you’re looking for a stylish rug, Mohawk offers every color and style one could imagine! There are simply so many choices to give your home that custom look and feel. From a cool shade of gray to a lovely shade of cream, there is a color option for you. The styles are endless as well. From a patterned low pile texture, patterned, loop, frieze (twist), meeting the style of your space perfectly. View more options and find the perfect match for your home on mohawkflooring.com.