First of all, it is nearly the 25th of December, so I couldn’t let this opportunity pass by and not wish you all a “Merry Christmas”. Now, I know that for those of you who have guests for this year’s holidays, cleaning carpets will a bit of a challenge. Carpeting is a stylish and globally embraced flooring trend that adds warmth, elegance and comfort to a home. Besides providing insulation and soundproofing services to any home, it is the most economical and functional flooring style that will hide irregularities in any subfloor and give the best of service to families with pets and young children. I was talking about vacuuming carpets a while ago. But this time, I’ll focus on a specific type of carpets.
That said; it is important to note that Mohawk are among the best when it comes to domestic flooring. Talking about a company that has dominated the carpeting industry for decades, Mohawk carpets are designed to offer functionality, durability and elegance. Versatility never goes to question since this manufacturer gives customers the opportunity to choose the type of fibers that they think would complement their interior design. As with any other carpet, however, a Mohawk carpet requires care and regular maintenance in order to retain the elegance. With cleaning being the most essential part of carpet care, therefore, it is important to understand the various types of Mohawk carpets in order to settle on the most ideal vacuum cleaner for such a chore. Here is more insight on this matter.
Wear-dated Mohawk carpets
Wear-dated Mohawk carpets have been in existence for more than three decades, not just for decoration but in active use across an approximate 14 million homes. Made from a highly resilient fiber, this type of Mohawk is mostly recognized for its stain and fade resistance properties. It is one of the strongest fibers you will ever come across, maintaining its elegant appearance as long as you follow the stipulated standards of cleaning and maintenance.
Wear-dated carpets are made of a high-quality nylon fabric, the result of which is a refined and soft fiber that exists in a variety of styles and colors. Before it gets to the market, each wear-dated carpet is tested to ensure that it is resistant to soil and stains, which assures every buyer of exceptional durability.
EverStrand Mohawk carpets
If you are the hygienic type that desires a very clean carpet, ideal for a trendy home, then EverStrand Mohawk is the way to go. It is not made from the ordinary premium PET polyester fibers but rather the rare picks that have been purified systematically to give the cleanest strand that you will ever think of. Endowed with advanced technology to ensure easy soil and stain cleaning, it is the most sustainable carpet globally since it is made of purely recycled content.
This carpet is known to offer premium bulk and unbeatable performance, besides resisting dirt, grime and residue that could otherwise result in a dingy look after some time. Since it is made from purely recycled plastic bottles, the raw material offers a stronger yarn, resulting in a long-lasting carpet. It is also one of the most diverse carpets that you will encounter, defined by robust textures, variant colors and extraordinary color clarity to grace your preferences.
SmartCushion Mohawk carpets
SmartCushion is the only way to go whenever you wish to add a soft step to your carpeting needs. SmartCushion carpets feature the unique visco-elastic memory foam additions, the kind that would soften this carpet’s feel under your feet. It is the same feature that offers additional insulation to make your room energy-efficient and quieter especially from the sound of running machines and external noises. This carpet is also meant to absorb and then deflect all forms of foot traffic, an act that extends the life of your carpet irrespective of how much abrasive wear it encounters.
If you are afraid of spills on the other hand, this carpet boasts of the SpillSafe Moisture Guard, which stops all spillages in their tracks. This way, there is no moisture that will penetrate beneath the cushion to the subfloor. Your cleaning endeavors are therefore made ABC-easy.
SmartStrand Mohawk carpets
Applying the most novel fiber innovation that you will ever think of, this carpet offers an outstanding standard of elegance, performance and comfort. If you family has kids and some pets, perhaps this is the type of Mohawk carpet that you should consider. Have you ever come across a carpet with an in-built soil and stain protection capability? This is exactly what you get with SmartStrand Mohawk carpets.
It is worth noting that this carpet has no dye sites where spills could otherwise adhere to. Instead, its permanent protection is ingrained deep into the fiber to ensure that spills do not turn into stains. Whenever a carpet’s stain resistance feature is built deep into the core, it means this protection will never wash away or wear off regardless of the number of times that the carpet will be cleaned.
Mohawk carpet cleaning tips
Having secured one of the Mohawk carpets highlighted here, the next important step is to explore some of the cleaning tips, before looking into the best vacuum cleaners that will promote the longevity of your carpet.
Considering the fabric, technology and protection mechanisms that go into the manufacture of Mohawk carpets, all you need is a collection of the right cleaning products and your carpet will maintain its shine, color and strength all through. If there are any spills, here are some of the cleaning tips that help you keep your carpet elegant, dry and stainless:
- Clean the affected spot immediately before the spills infiltrate deeper into the carpet. If left to dry, it will definitely be harder to get rid of the stains.
- Whenever there is a food spill, start by removing as much solid material as possible. Start by adding a small amount of water and a gentle detergent, after which you will use a vacuum cleaner back and forth until the area is clean.
- If some stains persist, moisten the carpet tufts using 3% hydrogen peroxide and let it rest for some time. Repeat the procedure above until the stains have disappeared.
To maintain the carpets appearance, the following tips should be applied:
- Do regular vacuum cleaning to prevent the accumulation of soil and dirt
- Consider professional cleaning if the carpet experiences a lot of traffic and spills
- Use a sharp pair of scissors to take care of the snags and sprouts
- Hire professional cleaners to dry the carpet in case there is an extensive water spillage
That being said, let’s see which units are suitable to clean Mohawk’s.
The best vacuum cleaners for Mohawk Carpets
Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet UH70931PC
This is perhaps the one of best vacuum cleaners for Mohawks. Because it has a 5 level height adjustment, you handle the delicate nature of your carpet. While people love their pets so much, it is not a pleasant scene to look back and see furballs all-over. This is where this vacuum cleaner comes in handy, combining its extraordinary Windtunnel technology with a strong suction power to get rid of pet hairs and other forms of dirt from your Mohawk carpet without destroying the elegant fibers.
This model comes under a new line of upright vacuum cleaners from Hoover, designed in a way to reduce the number of curves and bends which would otherwise lead to clogging. No matter the amount of dirt and debris that this vacuum cleaner sucks from your carpet, therefore, clogging will never be one of your worries. The Windtunnel technology is meant to shorten the distance between the bin and the air intake on multiple layers of air flow.
Endowed with a high quality agitating brush, cleaning your SmartStrand or SmartCushion is rather easy. As the brush rotates, it will pick the pet hairs and dust that you see, besides the hidden dander and dirt that has been tucked beneath the layers of your carpet. To clean the softer parts of your carpet, all you will be required to do is to adjust the height. As for bare floors, if you want your hardwood floors and tiles scratch-free, turn off the brushroll.
Weighing around 18lbs. which is a bit much, but thanks to its large wheels, the vacuum cleaner is easy to push and pull around the carpet. The extended cord length ensures that you clean all the surfaces without necessarily drawing too close. This vacuum cleaner makes use of HEPA filters. You will not be required to replace the filters frequently, and you will most likely enjoy fresh clean air.
The UH70931PC’s nozzle has been engineered in a way to penetrate areas beneath furniture where dust and dirt could be hidden. The result is a carpet that is uniformly clean and elegant looking. Attachments include a pet turbo tool, a pet upholstery tool, a telescopic extension wand and a crevice tool.
One of the best things about this unit is its price. Be sure to check out today’s discount.
Bissell Heavy-Duty Professional 93Z6W
Just as is the requirement for vacuum cleaners ideal for use on Mohawk Carpets, Bissell 93Z6W is a great appliance with a compact design that offers superb cleaning power for sensitive carpets. Weighing around 25 lbs., this vacuum cleaner features Neoprene wheels that make it easy to move across the carpet for a more wholesome cleaning exercise.
Boasting of a powerful motor, it has this concentrated suction power that cleans and rejuvenates your carpet to leave it looking elegant. It is ideal for carpets and bare floors, precisely due to the built-in squeegee for bare floors. With this design, you will be endowed with the power of sucking all pet hairs and dander from carpets as well as bare floors.
This upright vacuum cleaner is also known for its generous 30ft cord which gives room for an extended cleaning radius. If you thought that longer cords are troublesome on the other hand, 93Z6W’s cord wraps around 2 plastic clips to allow easy storage and transportation. It’s a bagless with multi-cyclonic action, which ensures that even the smallest particles are safely trapped. This way, your surfaces as well as the vacuum cleaner itself remain clean and free of debris.
Its other specs include:
- Warranty – 6 years
- Multi-Level Filtration helps reduce household allergens.
- Multiple accessories: TurboBrush Tool, telescopic wand, dusting brush
- 15″ extra-wide cleaning path
- Lifetime vacuum belt
- Extra-large bin
- A great price and lots of positive reviews
Eureka AirSpeed Pro All Surface AS1092A
This is by far my favorite Eureka. Just like most vacuum cleaners that are meant to remove pet hairs from carpets, this appliance is designed with minimal bends and an excellent air path to prevent clogging. This is one of the bagless vacuum cleaners from Eureka, allowing you to carry out a deeper form of cleaning on carpets and bare floors. My favorite feature of this vacuum cleaner is the automatic cord rewind. But the perks don’t stop here.
Complete with a well designed brush roll, all you will be required to do is turn it on and it will agitate the carpet’s fibers for a deeper clean. When transitioning to bare floors on the other hand, you will be required to turn the brush roll off in order to prevent particles from scattering.
This vacuum cleaner comes with a 12-ft deluxe stretch hose, an upholstery nozzle a crevice tool and a dusting brush to help you clean surfaces such as stairs. Featuring the novel AirSpeed technology, the appliance is engineered to remove more dirt by moving more air for a deeper and more appealing clean.
While vacuuming, this appliance will maintain a uniform and powerful suction that will ensure you have carried out an even cleaning exercise to the end. The 5-setting height adjustment feature has been included to ensure that you achieve deep cleaning on various carpet types since Mohawk carpets differ in terms of fiber and fabric.
For those of you who are affected by allergies and dust, this vacuum cleaner comes with efficient HEPA filters to ensure that there is no dust and particles that would otherwise derail your cleaning exercise.
Some of the technical specs include:
- Weight – 20 lbs.
- Motor – 12 amps
- Warranty – 3 years limited
- Cleaning path – 15 inches
Check out more on this product, including a good yet limited deal.
In summary, a Mohawk carpet is the best gift that you will ever bring into your home. Whether the sub-floor is even and smart or rugged and shaming, there are several advantages that you will reap from these carpets. Besides giving a good ground for your children and pets, it offers insulation and soundproofing properties to make your house more habitable. Before you head to the stores, however, be sure to read this review regarding maintenance tips and my recommended top 3 vacuum cleaners for Mohawk carpets. Any other questions of advice are most welcome in the comments section.
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I just got caught up at an infomercial at BedBath and Beyond, and wound up buying a Shark Rocket, I have a pretty old, but dependable, Hoover Runabout. My doorman laughed when he saw what I bought as a neighbor of mine had to throw her Shark away after just one year as it broke and was not repairable. I would appreciate your thoughts as I am considering returning it before I even open it. Btw, I have a cat and have mild asthma, so you indicate this probably isn’t great for someone like me in your review. Please advise. Thank you.
Jason Roberts says
What kind of Shark Rocket did you buy? If you bought one of the 300 models (ie. HV302), then you can use it on your low pile SmartStrand silk with mediocre results. The 320s are a bit better, and the latest Powerhead works better on hard floors than on carpets. As for your health issues, both the Hoover and the Eureka models from my list come with HEPA filtration, which should be ok.