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Carpet: Art for the Floor

When a carpet or rug is finely crafted, it can indeed be considered a piece of art, and that is exactly what Karastan is all about.

Decades ago Mohawk bought the Karastan brand and it has been, as they say, ?a marriage made in heaven?, and Carpet Mart, who since 1976, has been serving the Southwest communities of Michigan, is proud to say we carry that brand.

We?re also debunking four of the greatest myths about soft surface flooring:

1.Carpet holds on to dirt, stains and odors. You can get Karastan carpet with Mohawk Smartstrand ? technology. When they were developing it, it was put it to a test by placing it in a rhino cage for two weeks. You know how messy rhinos can be, but at the end, all they needed to do was hose it off and voila!, It was clean.

It?s a very good bet that if it can hold up to a rhino mess, there?s basically nothing you can do that will phase it.

It?s also not like those spray on stain-resistors; this one is a special technology where the stain-resistance is built right into the fiber, so it can't come off.

2.It?s not durable. Well, you can get Smartstrand ? nylon fibers, and you know how tough nylon is.

3.It is old-fashioned, and not terribly exciting. There?s a tagline at Karastan and its ?Live beautifully,? the brand has been keeping that tradition alive since 1928. You?ll see a wide assortment of colors, patterns, styles and fibers: Modern, vintage, classic, traditional, and that most gorgeous and elegant product, the wool carpet.

Wool is all-natural, non-toxic and has an inherent strength. Every Karastan carpet and rug is a finely crafted work of art, and the jewel in your home?s crown.

4.It?s not for people with allergies and asthma. First, we have a lite of hypoallergenic ones. Second, the good news is that fibers trap pollutants and particles and they?ll stay there, never becoming airborne, until you professionally steam-clean, which you should do every 12 to 18 months anyway, according to most warranties. Third, if you want something completely natural, go with a wool fiber.

If you need additional information, feel free to come into the Carpet Mart showroom in Benton, MI.