New Carpet - before & after

Our previous carpet, after only 4 years of use, was completely matted down, slick in some areas and it just did not look very good at all.  Plus the color was not what I would have picked.  So replacing our carpets were on my “one-day” list so we are thrilled that today is that day!  We now have new, beautiful Mohawk SmartStrand ForeverClean carpet with their SmartCushion pad and we are in love!

New Carpet - before & after

And can I just tell you, it is like heaven walking on our carpeted floors!  The SmartCushion is so incredibly soft and our carpets are so plush and soft as well!  They are simply amazing!  These are floors that we now love to walk on, sit on or lay on!

New Carpet - before & after

I am excited to share a few before and after photos!  The biggest difference between our previous and our current carpet is how they feel!  I wish you could all come over and just walk on my new carpets, you’d know what I mean!  These are amazing!  But the before and after photos do show the change in color, style and texture which is also a huge improvement!  The new carpet looks (and feels) even more amazing in person!

New Carpet - before & after


The “before” photos are at the top of each collage, and the after photo(s) are the bottom images.


New Carpet - before & after - Family Room


New Carpet - before & after - Piano Room


New Carpet - before & after - Bedroom #1


New Carpet - before & after - Bedroom #2


New Carpet - before & after - Guest Bedroom


New Carpet - before & after - Hallway


New Carpet - before & after - Master Office


New Carpet - before & after - Master Bedroom

Can you believe the difference!?  The overall look and feel of the rooms is much nicer, more high quality, more put together…all because of new carpet!  And I can’t explain in words how incredibly soft and comfortable the carpets are to walk on!  Or run on…

New Carpet - before & after

And I just LOVE the little flecks of color in the new carpet too!

I previously mentioned that one of my big concerns with getting new carpet was the potential off-gassing after installation.  In my 11 Tips for Choosing New Carpet post I mentioned that one of the things I specifically looked for when choosing a new carpet was that it was CRI Green Label Plus certified.  That means that it is the lowest emitting carpet possible.  And SmartStrand Forever Clean is actually certified to be free from harmful substances.  Because I am particularly prone to migraines, it was important to me to choose a carpet that is as low emitting as possible.

Honestly, I didn’t notice any fume-y or gassy smells at all when my new carpet was installed!  I was able to be in my home during the day without experiencing any off-gassing migraines!  But I was still a little worried that I would wake up with a headache.  And guess what!?  I didn’t!  This is HUGE to me!  I am so incredibly sensitive to smells, perfumes, gasses, and the fact that I could install around 1500 square feet of brand new carpet and pad in my home and not even experience a tiny headache is a really amazing thing!  I am so thrilled!!

And while we have a “no food in any rooms besides the kitchen” rule, one of my children sometimes forgets that rule.  So while I hope we don’t have any spills on the new carpet, I know that because of the amazing technology built into each fiber, my SmartStrand ForeverClean carpet will clean easily.  (You can learn more about that technology in my post here.)

New Carpet - before & after

We are so happy that all of our floors are finally upgraded in our home!  Over the last year and a half our floors have gone from BLAHHH to beautiful, plush and perfect!  We truly love our new carpet and can’t speak more highly of the carpet and pad we selected from Mohawk.  Their products are truly amazing, beautiful, high quality and durable.  So thank you Mohawk for helping to make these upgrades possible.  And thank you McCool’s for doing a spectacular job helping us select our carpet and install it as well!

Be sure you check out my other posts in this series:

Our Next Big Project Revealed

Revealing Our Project

Tips for Choosing New Carpet and Pad

11 Tips for Choosing New Carpet

How to Prepare your home for New Carpet

How to Prepare for New Carpet

Installing New Carpet

Installing New Carpet

New Carpet Featured Image

New Carpet :: The Big Reveal

To read this post on Ashley’s blog, Simply Designing, visit the site here!