GORGEOUS & GREEN
Karastan's SmartStrand® carpets – gorgeous can go green. Permanant, built-in stain protection, cleans with water and mild detergents, durable and environmentally sound. Karastan believes we all have a part in making the right choices for our environment. That's why we created a carpet made in part from crops. Smarter resources, smarter processes, smarter carpet... Smartstrand®.
Karastan believes we all have a part in making the right choices for our environment. That’s why we explore the technology to create carpet from crops. SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer is made in part with naturally occurring sugars from readily available and renewable crops. SmartStrand® carpets exclusively offer fiber made with Bio-PDO™, the key Sorona® ingredient, which is produced from corn sugar. In fact, 37 percent of Sorona® is made from renewable resources instead of the more limited petroleum-based ingredients used in most other carpets.
But SmartStrand®’s sustainability story doesn’t end there. The fact that renewable crops grown in America are used to produce it is just the beginning. The rest of the tale is in the energy savings realized in the production of SmartStrand®, as opposed to fibers traditionally derived from petroleum.Read More
Karastan rugs and carpets have always been know for their durability. Smartstrand® is more durable because it has more dense fiber.
What makes our SmartStrand® carpets so remarkably soft to touch? It’s the fiber.
Every seven yards of SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® saves enough energy and resources to equal one gallon of gasoline – that’s 10 million gallons of gasoline a year! Reducing our dependence on oil strengthens our economy and our environment. That’s smart.
Production of Sorona® requires 30 percent less energy than the production of an equal amount of nylon and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 63 percent.
SmartStrand® also outperforms and outlasts competing stain-resistant fibers, which means your Karastan carpets will last longer and there will be less carpet piling up in landfills.
Since SmartStrand® has built-in stain protection, it doesn’t need any topical chemicals for stain and soil performance. Less chemical manufacturing means a smaller carbon footprint.
The beauty of Karastan's SmartStrand® carpets is that they turn "oops" into "no problem". SmartStrand® carpet is ready to fight the most fearsome stains; mustard, coffee, red wine, even bleach. And most stains clean with just clear water, so there’s no need to store noxious chemicals in your home. Read More
Good for the environment...great for you!.SmartStrand® with DuPont Sorona® renewable sourced polymer ius a new generation of carpet innovation and technology. Smartstrand® comes in a braod variety of textures and colors to suit any taste. So now you can live green – and fashionably –with carpet made from corn-based polymers. Read More
Karastan's SmartStrand® carpets show that gorgeous can be green. Karastan believes we all have a part in making the right choices for our environment. That's why we explore the technology to create carpet from crops. It all adds up beautifully: Smarter resources. Smarter processes. Smarter carpet. Read More