Need help determining which fiber type is right for your needs? Learn more about Mohawk's exclusive fibers below.

Wear-Dated™ Nylon

  • Produced under the Mohawk Industries brand name, Wear-Dated™ nylon is by far the most prevalent fiber used in commercial carpeting and area rugs.
  • Known for its durability and resiliency against matting and crushing caused from every day wear-and-tear, nylon rugs are recommended for high traffic areas.
  • Nylon is stain resistant and can be easily cleaned with a solution of mild detergent and water.

SmartStrand™ (Triexta)

  • SmartStrand™ with Triexta is known as the worry free fiber, offering a built-in lifetime stain and soil resistance that is engineered directly into the yarn during manufacturing, instead of applied with harsh chemicals after the fact.
  • SmartStrand™ rugs are ideal for busy families with pets and children due to the fiber's superior strength against staining and crushing.


  • Also known as polypropylene or by the Mohawk Industries brand name of PermaStrand™, this fiber is noted for its unique fade and moisture resistance.
  • Polypropylene is also colorfast, generates low levels of static electricity and is stain resistant.
  • Polypropylene's fibers have the lowest density of all manufactured yarn giving polypropylene rugs a lightweight quality that makes them an ideal choice for indoor/outdoor rugs.

EverStrand™ Polyester

  • Known under the brand name EverStrand™, Mohawk Industries' exclusive eco-friendly polyester fiber is the only 100 percent post-consumer recycled material rug fiber in the industry today.
  • Created from over 3 billion PET plastic bottles that are recycled annually and given new life as designer area rugs and carpet, our EverStrand™ rugs are popular for their brilliant color clarity, exceptional stain resistance and superior durability.
  • One of our most resilient fibers, EverStrand™ rugs are even suitable in high traffic areas of the home.

Latex Backing

  • Once tufted, our rugs are reinforced with a washable, natural rubber latex derivative.
  • This nonslip backing is crucial for providing both safety and durability.
  • Our rugs' backing is recognized in the industry for its superior consistency of thickness, contributing both to the longevity and dependability of our designs.

Action Backing

  • Similar to the backing on residential carpet, action backing allows for easy cleaning and is constructed with a combination of olefin and latex. Because this backing type has a hard, coarse texture, a rug pad is recommended to protect the flooring underneath the rug.

Felted Backing

  • Hypoallergenic/latex-free
  • Sustainably sourced backing made from 100% recycled materials
  • Non-skid application
  • Use of an area rug pad is recommended