Mohawk Carpet Flooring Review

Mohawk Carpet Flooring Review

By Fortino Rosas / September 6, 2021 / 11 Comments

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    Have pets, kids, and heavy traffic done a number on your carpets? Are you ready to refresh your home or office with new carpet to replace your old, torn, worn, and stained carpet? If so, one of the first products you may encounter during a trip to your local flooring store or your online search is Mohawk carpet flooring.

    Mohawk is a manufacturer that has been producing carpets since 1878. All carpets from Mohawk are assembled in the United States, and the company goes to great lengths to manufacture using environmentally responsible practices.

    With its innovative products, exceptional design, and high level of customer service, it’s no surprise that this is one of the top manufacturers in carpeting on the market today.

    However, while Mohawk has a good spiel about its products, what do consumers really think? Do Mohawk carpet flooring products really stand the test of time? Does Mohawk’s flooring really outperform its competitors … or does it fall flat?

    In this article, we’re going to explore what makes Mohawk carpet one of the top brands in the U.S. But that’s not all. We’ll also look at what the manufacturer doesn’t tell you – in other words, we’re unpacking the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of Mohawk carpet by exploring features such as price, durability, and available selection.

    Is Mohawk Carpet Durable?

    Unless you have unlimited cash at your disposal, you want to purchase flooring that’s build to withstand traffic. Whether you have kids and pets or run a busy office building, your flooring investment should be able to handle it all. Does Mohawk carpet stand the test of time, or will it require replacing in just a few short years?

    With proper care, your Mohawk flooring should last a minimum of 10 to 15 years. Over time, you may begin to see staining, fading, or wear and tear – even if you’ve taken all steps to properly care for your carpet throughout the years. No carpet is designed to last forever, and Mohawk is no exception.

    However, when compared to other brands on the market, Mohawk carpets are quite durable. Using state-of-the-art technology and innovative design, Mohawk has created carpet that’s designed to look its best for years to come.

    To prove that it offers superior products, Mohawk offers warranties on all of its products. These industry-leading warranties are based on the specific product you purchase.

    For example, most lines including Airo, Wear-Dated, and SmartStrand come with a lifetime warranty against general stains. Other products, such as Silk Reserve, protect against all pet stains.

    All products are covered in terms of abrasive wear, texture retention, and fade resistance for a period of 5 to 25 years, based on the product you purchase.

    In order to take advantage of these warranties, you must retain your proof of purchase, use a professional installer, and meet other requirements. However, these requirements are basic as far as carpet installation goes, allowing you to get the most protection for your investment.

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    How Much Should I Expect To Pay For Mohawk Carpet?

    We’ve determined that Mohawk carpet is high-quality, but will you pay a premium for this quality? Let’s first start by taking a look at the average price of carpeting for comparison’s sake.

    On average, you should expect to pay between $1 and $12 per square foot for carpet. Of course, prices may vary based on where you purchase, the brand you select, and other features.

    The good thing about Mohawk is that it offers something for every price range. Though prices vary based on a number of factors, Mohawk carpet is priced from around $2.50 per square foot to as much as $9 per square foot. This is extremely competitive when compared to other carpet brands including Tuftex and Fabrica.

    This pricing is only for the flooring itself. Additional costs, including professional installation and additional materials, will apply. We’ll delve more into these costs in the next section.

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    What About Installation Costs?

    The cost of installing new Mohawk carpeting varies by a number of factors. This includes the installer that you select, the size and complexity of the job, and any subfloor preparation that needs to be completed for a proper installation.

    A rough estimate of installation costs is around $4 to $6 per square foot, although your pricing may be higher or lower based on the factors discussed above. Installation costs usually include the carpet pad and other materials needed for your installation, but you need to discuss this with your installer before the project even gets started.

    Many flooring installers offer free or low-cost estimates, so it’s wise to shop around for your options. Remember, though, cheaper isn’t always better. It’s much more cost-efficient to pay for proper installation than have your new floors ruined by hiring a cheaper, inexperienced installer.

    Mohawk provides installation guides on its websites, so you can certainly tackle the task yourself. However, be aware that you will have to take the time to do the job correctly and may also have to invest in specialty tools, such as a carpet stretcher.

    Mohawk recommends that all customers hire a professional and licensed installer. In fact, to keep your warranty intact, you’ll want to hire a professional to do the job.

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    How Do I Clean & Maintain My New Carpet?

    A big drawback of carpet is that it can be a bit more difficult to care for and maintain than other types of flooring, such as laminate or ceramic tile. However, Mohawk makes it as easy as it can get to keep your carpet looking its best for years to come.

    Regular cleaning with a carpet vacuum picks up daily debris and is how you will clean your carpet most of the time. However, there may be times when you need a deeper clean, such as with a steam cleaner.

    To clean up food spills, use a dull knife to remove solid material before using water and a drop of detergent. Then, use your vacuum to go over the spot to remove as much moisture as possible.

    You can also use a spot removal cleaner that the Carpet and Rug Institute of America has approved. You can also use hydrogen peroxide to clean very tough stains.

    Every 12 to 18 months, you may need to get a professional cleaning to keep your carpet fresh. You can also avoid dents by rotating heavy furniture. If dents have occurred, you may be able to use a steam iron or hair dryer to remove them.

    You should clean all spills immediately. If your flooring gets extensive damage from water, you may need to contact a professional for help. Excessive exposure to water can cause mold, mildew, and other damage to your carpet if you don’t treat it.

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    Does Mohawk Offer A Wide Range Of Colors & Styles?

    Mohawk offers a wide variety of colors and styles to perfectly complement any home or office space. This company offers many different lines to choose from, with carpet choices available in different fibers, styles, types, and colors.

    Choose from styles including frieze, loop, textured, and patterned. You can also choose from lines that are kid-friendly and pet-friendly. You’ll also have a wide variety of shade ranges to choose from, including neutrals like brown and gray to brighter shades like orange, purple, red, and violet.

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    Is Mohawk a good carpet?

    Yes, according to customers, Mohawk is a company that produces high-quality carpet. They’re well known for their durability, sustainability, and stain- and soil-resistance. Although it’s harder to maintain than flooring types such as vinyl, laminate, or tile, these carpets are generally easy to clean.
    Mohawk is a renowned company that’s been producing carpets since 1878. Their range of colors and styles is pretty broad, and they offer lines that are kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and allergy-friendly. Finally, this company invests a lot in advanced technologies to deliver sustainable products, which is essential for many customers.

    Which Mohawk carpet is best?

    It’s really hard to say which Mohawk carpet is the best, since the final choice depends on your needs and wishes. The brand divides its carpets into four categories. The Air.o collection is hypoallergenic and ideal for people who struggle with hypersensitivities and allergies. 
    The SmartStrand collection is excellent for busy households because these carpets are durable, stain-resistant, and spill-resistant. EverStrand is the most sustainable collection they produce, with great soil and stain protection. UltraStrand is the most durable, perfect for high-frequency rooms as well as households with kids and pets.

    What is the most durable Mohawk carpet?

    UltraStrand is the Mohawk carpet that is the most durable. Although all the carpets the brand has to offer will last for years, according to the brand, the UltraStrand is made of high-quality, resilient nylon fiber.

    The UltraStrand carpet is also stain- and soil-resistant, preserves its color, and is easy to clean. Thanks to the nylon fiber material, it’s an excellent option for high-frequency areas of your home, even in households with kids and pets. You can feel free to install it in rooms such as living rooms, stairs, playrooms, hallways, etc.

    How much does Mohawk carpet flooring cost?

    Not all Mohawk carpets will cost the same, and the brand offers products that come at various price ranges. The final cost of your carpets will vary depending on the carpet you’ll choose and the size of the room. On average, the price will be somewhere between $2.50 and $9 per square foot.

    Mohawk’s prices are competitive, considering that a square foot of carpet on average costs between $1 and $12. For professional installation, you can expect to pay between $4 and $6 per square foot.

    Final Verdict

    In terms of durability, Mohawk is one of the industry leaders. Its warranties on all products are truly unmatched by its competitors, protecting your investment from everything from stains to wear.

    Mohawk also has a wide range of styles and colors to choose from, whether you want bright and modern flooring or something a little more neutral. With so many choices, it’s easy for anyone to find the right carpet for any space.

    Mohawk carpets are also easy to care for and maintain, as far as carpets go. With its innovative technology, you won’t have to worry as much about wear and tear or staining as you would with other products.

    In addition, Mohawk carpets have very competitive prices. While not the cheapest on the market, this high-quality carpeting is available in price ranges for nearly any budget.

    On the flip side, installation costs can really pile up. The manufacturer recommends professional installation and a professional installer must put in your carpet in order to keep your warranty intact, so it’s not worth taking the risk by doing the project yourself.

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    About Fortino Rosas

    Chief Floor Critic, 32 years of experience in flooring installation and sales

    Fortino Rosas is an independent flooring contractor with 32 years of experience in residential and commercial flooring installation and sales. He joined the Floor Critics team to share his expertise with our readers. Fortino has acquired vast knowledge and skills in the areas of product selection, space planning, and installation. He has installed flooring in residential, government, and commercial office projects in the Midwest. Visit Website.

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    11 thoughts on “Mohawk Carpet Flooring Review”

    1. I wish we had read these comments before buying Mohawk air.o carpet. We have allergies and chemical sensitivities, so we went with this carpet because of Mohawk’s claims on their brochure (that “air.o has no VOCs or odor and is latex-free, ensuring there is no “new carpet” smell”). NOT TRUE!! Thankfully, we only installed it in a small den that had a window and a door. The new carpet smell was over-powering. For a month, everyday we ran a fan and heater in the room, and opened the window (in Nov. in Canada) to speed up the off-gassing. We had to leave the house for a couple hours everyday because of the health effects (headaches, brain fog) of the strong carpet smell. The carpet dealer asked the Mohawk rep for advice on how to speed up the off-gassing. They did not provide any information. After 2 months, it is still off-gassing and still causes headaches. We still keep the door closed and stay out of the room.

    2. Very helpful -shopping for carpet and was about to buy Mohawk but second thoughts if this is true. Wish they would respond.

    3. I bought 139 sq.yds of Mohawks Hudson Landing carpet 5 years ago, 3 years ago it started showing wear which was seemed weird, as we are only 2 people in our house and gone for at least 2 months of the year. we contacted our carpet supplier and they agreed with us that it is not performing like it should, they contacted the mohawk rep and they showed up. Well they did not want to warranty it and now said it was because we did not get it professionally cleaned every 12-16 months. The joke was that we had a professional cleaner clean it before they came and he even wrote us a letter stating that it was very clean carpet. We would like never wear outside shoes in our house and live in a city so we are not dirty people. I have sold flooring for 5 years so I do know a little what I am talking about. Very disappointed and would not recommend Mohawk to anyone because they do not stand behind their product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. What is annoying is Mohawk does not even have the carpet weight on the carpets.. I am having to just go by “feel” in the flooring stores, by looking at other carpets that “did” list the carpet weight, I decided I need at least a 50 oz carpet.
      I went to the Mohawk website to try to pin down the color we wanted, but without the carpet weight you can’t even shop for it online for the contractor to order.

      I took a sample of my current carpet with me to local flooring dealers. And now I understand… the carpet industry does not want you to know because it is not anywhere near as dense or heavy as it was 15 years ago… their best carpet was not near as dense as my current carpet, which was not even top of the line when we bought it.

    5. I’ve had an awful experience with Mohawk carpeting. The carpet has pulls and looks old and worn.. The owner of the store we bought it from came to look at it and agreed that it looked awful. He contacted Mowhawk and they sent out a representative. Mohawk concluded that the damage was from our two small/medium-sized dogs. However, we have had carpeting in several other parts of the house for much longer than our master bedroom carpet. Our dogs spend more time on the basement carpet, my home office carpet, and my daughter’s bedroom carpet than in the master bedroom. The other carpets have no pulls at all and look much better even thought they are older. The Mohawk carpet was specifically supposed to be good for pets and yet it is the worst looking and needs to be replaced. I am so disappointed with Mohawk and their “independent: inspector. .

    6. I have a question – we are looking at the Mohawk Aladdin collection style 2F65. Is this a nylon carpet or a polyester carpet? This is not indicated on the sample.

    7. I had Mohawk carpet (Delightful Blend, Rich Earth color) installed in my home in May 2018. After 3 months I called the company I purchased it from to complain about matting and corn rowing. After only 3 months (no pets and no children in the home) this carpet looked so terrible. Mohawk sent an independent rep to come test my carpet. The results came back that “The temporary-compression and/or moderate corn-rowing in main traffic/usage areas, is not a manufacturing defect.” Seriously Mohawk, 3 months of use and your carpet cannot stand up to better quality than that? Mohawk does not warranty main traffic areas. So hallways, door ways and anything carpeted that leads to a place in the house you use regulary, like your bathroom, not covered! I was told to rake my carpet and vacuum in all four directions! I will never purchase Mohawk again! My 30 year old nylon carpet looked better than this and I regret replacing it now! Absolute waste of my money and a huge disappointment!

    8. 3 years ago 9/30/2016 I wrote a check for 3628.00 for Mohawk carpet bought through Avalon carpet. It is an absolute disgrace how the carpet has worn and what it looks like in my 2nd floor condo. No one at Avalon nor Mohawk even gave me the courtesy to come out and look at these horrible carpets. They used excuse clean them every six months. Warranty mean nothing so do not listen to that either. DO NOT BUY Mohawk they are horrible and even worse is AvalonCarpets. My last carpets lasted me 13 years and cleaned maybe if 3 times and looked better after 13 years then these just 2 months over 3 years. Better business bureau told me they do not deal with these companies and as long as under warranty they should handle. Just horrible customer service..

      1. Hello Pat, I’m Laura with Mohawk Flooring, and I’m very sorry to hear about your experience with your carpet. We looked for a claim under your name – could you possibly tell me what your 7-digit Mohawk claim number was, or what the specific Avalon location was where you purchased your carpet? This will allow us to find your claim, if your retailer filed one for you, and advise you on next steps. The cleaning requirement for the Mohawk carpet warranty is one professional cleaning every 18 months. I apologize again for your experience.

        1. Todd Astheimer

          We went to the carpet store tonight and picked out a Mowhawk carpet. After reading these reviews, I am having regrets. Tell me why I shouldn’t doubt you’re carpet….

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