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$0.50 per sq. ft. Minimum Cost
$10 per sq. ft. Maximum Cost

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How Much Is Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet?

For homeowners who are looking for an eco-friendly carpet option, the SmartStrand line from Mohawk may fit the bill. Beyond reducing the carbon footprint, the overall durability makes it a cost-effective choice for homeowners who are looking for a long-lasting carpet that doesn't show the wear and tear normally found in busy households.

However, like any carpet, certain costs must be considered. Continue reading to see all SmartStrand carpet price factors and how it compares to other carpet types. Then, use ImproveNet to find the right carpet contractor near you.

Table of Contents

  1. Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet Prices
  2. SmartStrand Carpet Prices vs. Other Carpet Prices
  3. Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet FAQs
  4. SmartStrand Carpet Types
  5. Mohawk SmartStrand Benefits
  6. Mohawk SmartStrand Drawbacks
  7. SmartStrand Carpet Cleaning Costs
  8. Mohawk The Brand
  9. Find A Carpet Contractor

Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet Prices

Mohawk SmartStrand carpet prices range between $2.29 and $4.48 per square foot. Depending on where you purchase your SmartStrand carpet, that price may or may not include the SmartCushion technology or padding used to increase the lifespan of the carpet. Therefore, your total SmartStrand carpet pricing may go up.

  • Average minimum cost of SmartStrand carpeting: $2.29 per square foot
  • Average maximum cost of SmartStrand carpeting: $4.48 per square foot

Additionally, you have to consider labor costs as well. We highly recommend you find a local carpet professional to install your Mohawk SmartStrand carpet. According to our carpet installation cost guide, most homeowner pay between $3 and $5 per yard for professional labor. You can lower your carpet installation cost by removing furniture yourself (if necessary).

SmartStrand Carpet Prices

SmartStrand Carpet Prices vs. Other Carpet Prices

Most carpet decisions come down comfort, maintenance and cost. To ensure you get a full SmartStrand pricing picture, you have to see how the cost compares to other popular carpets on the market. Below are costs for the major carpet brands today:


Minimum Price

Maximum Price

Stainmaster Carpet

$0.50 per square foot

$3 per square foot

Olefin Carpet

$1 per square foot

$3 per square foot

Carpet Tiles

$1 per square foot

$4 per square foot

Plush Carpet

$1 per square foot

$5 per square foot

Nylon Carpet

$1 per square foot

$7 per square foot

Berber Carpet

$1 per square foot

$10 per square foot

Frieze Carpet

$2 per square foot

$3.50 per square foot

Commercial Carpet

$2 per square foot

$7 per square foot

Please note that the prices above are for materials only and do not include professional installation.

Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet FAQs

There are of course other factors that contribute to your final carpeting decision. Below are some of the most common questions homeowners have regarding SmartStrand Carpet.

How Much is SmartStrand Carpet Per Square Foot?

Mohawk SmartStrand carpet prices range between $2.29 and $4.48 per square foot.

How Much Does it Cost to Install 1200 Square Feet of Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet?

The cost to install 1,200 square feet of Mohawk SmartStrand carpet will range between $2,748 and $5,376.

What is Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet Made of?

Mohawk SmartStrand carpet is made with DuPont renewable polymer, otherwise known as triexta fiber. Being made from corn creates less waste and byproduct when it's being manufactured.

Is Mohawk SmartStrand Good Carpet?

SmartStrand carpet is a good, reliable carpet. It offers a variety of colors, is durable, stain resistant and crush resistant!

How Do You Clean SmartStrand Carpet?

First, try to remove stains with warm water. If that doesn’t work, apply a low-residue carpet spot remover. Do not use any spot remover with a pH level above 10. For larger stains, you’ll need to do a hot water extraction.

You may also try a combination of eco-friendly detergents and water.

Where to Buy SmartStrand Carpet?

You can buy SmartStrand from Lowe’s, The Home Depot and of course, Mohawk.

Mohawk Carpet Prices

SmartStrand Carpet Types

Much like traditional carpet choices, SmartStrand stays mid-range in price because it offers the same styles and types. When homeowners are looking for an eco-green carpet selection for their home, traditional synthetics just won't do. Like other carpet types, SmartStrand has a few styles and types. Some of the most common include:

  • Textured
  • Pattern
  • Loop
  • Frieze

Textured carpeting often comes in a very short, plush form. It may sometimes be referred to as a Berber carpet. It's a soft and low-pile carpet. It comes in a variety of styles and colors to suit even the most discriminating homeowner.

Pattern carpeting selections often have designs that are made up from the body of the carpeting. They may be staggered or uniform in design.

Loop carpet types are very soft and plush. The carpet fibers form a loop that provides a stable cushioning — leading to a long-lasting and resilient finish.

Frieze is a type of shag carpet that is much different than the traditional shag carpet styles of the 1970s. The frieze carpet has loopy, twisted carpet fibers that are soft and bouncy to the touch. This is a great selection for bedrooms or recreational rooms like dens or play areas.

Mohawk SmartStrand Benefits

One of the main advantages of SmartStrand is that it's environmentally smart. A smart carpet means that it took less energy to produce and manufacture, and it had less of an impact on the planet by reducing overall waste materials. The carpeting is made with DuPont renewable polymer. Being made from corn creates less waste and byproduct when it's being manufactured. With its minimal environmental impact, it's a sustainable product that an eco-conscious homeowner will love.

When producing SmartStrand carpeting, it uses 30% less overall energy than it does to create standard nylon materials that are used in other carpet brands. Overall, when producing SmartStrand carpeting, the process emits up to 60% fewer greenhouse gases than traditional carpet production.

The main advantages, aside of being eco-friendly, include:

  • Color Variety
  • Cost-Competitive Compared to Other Eco-Friendly Carpeting
  • Durable
  • Stain Resistant
  • Crush Resistant

This carpeting can be used in new construction or to replace existing carpet. It's generally used with SmartCushion technology — a carpet cushion that improves the life of the carpeting. It's made with ViscoElastic memory foam as well as urethane foam to provide a long lasting cushion and outstanding comfort. The carpet padding has antimicrobial compounds that help inhibit the overall growth of fungus, molds and mildew, vastly decreasing carpet repair costs. It has an underlying moisture barrier that helps protect the subflooring from spills and water seepage. The padding provides a lightweight barrier that creates an insulating factor, making the room quieter as well as more energy efficient. The carpet pad is also eco-friendly because it's derived from recycled foam comprised of non-allergenic, environmentally-safe materials.

SmartStrand also stands above the rest because it has built-in stain removers and soil resistance capabilities that are permanent for the entire life of the carpet. The stain-resistant fibers are actually built into the carpet as opposed to other carpeting choices in which stain-resistant chemicals are often sprayed on. It's meant to stay on even through cleanings — so it will never wash or wear off. This carpet offers a simple way to clean — with eco-friendly detergent and water.

Finally, the overall durability makes it a cost-effective choice for homeowners who are looking for a long-lasting carpet that doesn't show the wear and tear normally found in busy households.

Mohawk SmartStrand Price

Mohawk SmartStrand Drawbacks

Of course, SmartStrand carpeting is not perfect and comes with a few disadvantages as well.

The biggest disadvantage to SmartStrand carpet is that it has to be installed with SmartCushion padding. While this is preferred and recommended by Mohawk, it can cause the your total Mohawk carpet price to rise.

SmartStrand carpeting is available at most major home improvement stores, but it can be challenging to find availability and may take a while to restock. Special orders can increase the cost of SmartStrand carpet as well.

Furthermore, not all flooring contractors are familiar with SmartCushion technology. This can be very challenging when trying to locate the carpeting at wholesale costs. Some contractors may discourage the brand and recommend going with another type of carpeting that is cheaper and more readily available. Seeking out a qualified contractor or flooring company who already works with or carries SmartStrand is recommended.

Finally, another disadvantage is installation. We do not recommend a DIY installation. A qualified carpet installer will be able to cut, measure and make sure the carpet and padding are a perfect fit. It may also void the manufacturer warranty if you install Mohawk carpet on your own. It's important to check with the manufacturer prior to purchase.

SmartStrand Carpet Cleaning Costs

Undoubtedly, no matter what type of carpet you purchase, you’ll have to spend time and money cleaning it. Your carpet cleaning cost will heavily depend on the stain in question and how long it has been present. Stain removal costs as much as the products you put into it. As we said earlier, first try warm water and a rag. If that doesn’t work, use a carpet stain remover or eco-friendly detergent to clean SmartStrand carpets. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning on your own, professional carpet cleaning spot removal services start at $40.

In addition to regular spot and stain removals, most carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction every one to two years. For professional hot water extraction treatment, homeowners should expect to pay anywhere between $187 and $245

Finally, you should clean areas that see more foot traffic more often than others. Such areas include entries and living rooms.

Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet

Mohawk The Brand

When it comes to carpet, as well as all flooring types, Mohawk is hard to beat. Very few flooring brands offer as many or longer warranties than Mohawk. In fact, as their website says, “It’s the only carpet protection and warranty for all pets, all accidents, all the time.”

Furthermore, Mohawk also boasts their SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet. If your carpet sees a lot of foot traffic, experiences a stain once a month and has a few pets and kids walking over it, this is the carpet for you. SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet features:

  • 0% moisture absorption to reduce odors
  • Lifetime, built-in stain protection
  • All pet warranty

Beyond carpet, Mohawk also specializes in hardwood, tile, vinyl and rugs.

Find A Carpet Contractor

Mohawk SmartStrand carpet is environmentally friendly and can stand up to pets, children and stains. If you’ve been looking for a durable and reliable carpet, your search is over.

When ready, use ImproveNet to connect with the best carpet contractors near you.

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Last updated on Aug 24, 2020

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