Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

Disclosure: I received a bound carpet for review from Mohawk, but all opinions and thoughts are completely mine.

I have another new addition to the master bedroom!  Which means one more step to having it finished.  Can you guess what it is?

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

Yes, its that beautiful gray rug!  This rug is a bit different though – it is actually a bound carpet from Mohawk Flooring.  Which means this is wall-to-wall carpet that as been cut and bound from a roll of carpet in the size I wanted.  I needed a pretty large rug to cover the space in this room so a 6×9 bound carpet was perfect for this space. 

If you remember this guest room from Dear Lillie has been the inspiration for my space.  I loved the quatrefoil rug in her room – but since I chose patterned curtains, a more subtle pattern on my bound carpet was just what I needed.

Dear Lillie guest bedroom

It has been over 11 years since we have looked at carpet when we had carpet installed in this house when we bought it, so I had no idea that you could get wall-to-wall carpet in patterns like this.    Isn’t this just so pretty?    I just love the quatrefoil pattern – it is subtle, yet definitely

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

This carpet is a 6’ x 9’ SmartStrand Forever Clean Silk bound carpet in the Tomlin Cove pattern and the color is Crystal Stream. 

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

When Mohawk contacted me, I took a few minutes to learn about the SmartStrand Forever Clean line and wow, I was amazed!  I sure wish it had existed when we had carpet put in our house!  I will definitely be considering it when we buy a new-to-us house in the future and need to install carpet.    It is said to be the toughest, easiest to clean carpet on the planet and while other carpet may have a stain resistance that is added to it, the stain resistance in this carpet is built on and will never wear off. 

Here’s some features of the Smartstrand Forever Clean line:

  • Has Nanoloc spill protection for quick and easy spill cleanup (a new nanotechnology to protect the fiber)
  • The ONLY carpet with built-in stain and soil resistance that will NEVER wear or wash off
  • Most stains come clean with water or a little mild detergent, no harsh cleaning chemicals needed
  • Environmentally friendly because it’s made in part from renewable resources

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

I have finally turned the corner on our bedroom really starting to come together – just a few more things to finish!  The top of my long dresser has been sanded down and re-stained and awaiting paint later this week.  Then I just need to build the headboard, figure out the final furniture arrangement, and DECORATE! 

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

I have enjoyed waking up to the sight of that beautiful built in bookcase and putting my feet down on the soft bound carpet.  

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

Every time I have visited my friend Molly, I have loved how she has rugs in each room.  I knew that I wanted to add one in our bedroom since pretty much every inspiration picture I found had a rug in it and it would also help bring the gray that I have going on in the room all the way to floor.   Having a rug or a bound carpet in a room even over carpet (yes, you can do an area rug on top of carpet!) adds interest and color, it helps ground and define a space, and just adds texture to the room.

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

I have to share this too.  We have a cat who ahem… has the occasional hairball.    But you know what, I am completely not worried if he happens to decide to deposit that hairball on my new bound carpet.  Because Mohawk tested the Smartstrand Forever carpet in several animals enclosures at a ZOO for 3 weeks and it came completely CLEAN after cleaning with hot water.  So I think it can handle the occasional hairball! Smile

Here’s the video of the zoo challenge for you to watch if you want:


Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom

Looking to install new carpet in your home?  Mohawk’s annual Love Your Floor sale is on until May 11th—with up to $500 in savings or 50% off select styles including wall-to-wall SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet as well as Mohawk hardwoods and other carpets.

You can find your local Mohawk retailer here.  And follow “MohawkFlooring” on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ for updates and more information.

Disclosure: I was provided a rug in the color and pattern of my choice from Mohawk for review and I honestly do love it!.   All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. The room is coming together so nicely. You are doing an amazing job 🙂

  2. Where do you get carpet bound? I live in a rural area we are a hour to a city.

  3. What is your wall to wall carpet?

  4. Meloni Simpson says:

    Awesome rug and carpet. Your bedroom looks great. I love those curtains too, wish I could find those in a teal or red….

    You have done such a great job.

  5. Your bedroom looks lovely and the Mohawk bound carpet really sets it off nicely.


  6. Beautiful room!!! May I suggest you consider spraying the blades of your fan black and the gold portion silver? It would blend beautifully!

  7. So lovely! May I ask what the wall to wall carpet (sissal?) is and the color name? Thank you

  8. What is the name and color and pattern of that carpet/rug? Is it greyish?

  9. The carpet is really nice, congrats on the purchase! I agree that it’s definitely one of the best ones you can get lately. Nowadays the weak sides of the carpet are well known and innovators are trying to turn them into strong points, which is really admirable.
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  10. Oh wow! I love the colour scheme you’ve used for your bedroom. Do you remember the name and brand of that grey wall paint? I was thinking of repainting by bedroom, so I’d love to try something new.

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