Need outdoors-tough carpeting for your floors? Mohawk’s durable carpet fiber resists stains, retains color for easier maintenance

by Brianna Crandall — March 15, 2019 — With enhanced soil-hiding and removal capabilities, global commercial flooring provider Mohawk Group’s innovative Duracolor Tricor carpet fiber builds upon a fiber already trusted to perform in demanding environments. With its groundbreaking, modified-delta shape and triangular hollow core, the next-generation Duracolor Tricor is engineered to deliver top-level stain resistance, colorfastness, durability, color clarity and soil performance. Raising the bar for commercial carpet fiber when it was introduced in 1992, Duracolor has since been used in more than 175 million square yards of high-performing soft-flooring installations worldwide.

Duracolor Tricor carpet fiber shown in Mohawk's Rise Up carpet tile, with furniture

Duracolor Tricor carpet fiber brings durability, stain resistance and colorfastness to this Rise Up 24″ x 24″ carpet tile (in colorway Roan) from Mohawk Group’s Learn & Live Collection. Image courtesy Mohawk

Inspired by bridges, trusses and their triangular support systems that deliver the ultimate in load-bearing performance, Mohawk’s engineers integrated the same principles to create a fiber with tremendous strength for enhanced durability. Its shape improves resilience and reduces surface wear of carpet, while also optimizing color clarity. Mohawk’s patented Duracolor process for permanent built-in stain resistance repels the most common causes of staining, up to 96 percent of which can be cleaned with just water. Duracolor Tricor’s longer product life cycle ultimately helps specifiers and end users save time and money. Additionally, the fiber’s ability to retain its beauty between cleanings makes commercial spaces easier to maintain.

Duracolor Tricor was put to the test when Learn & Live carpet tile was drafted to greet guests in a fan zone experience leading up to the big game last month in Atlanta. More than half a million football fans made their way through security check-in stations at Centennial Olympic Park outfitted with Learn & Live. Thanks to Duracolor Tricor and its innovative construction, the flooring exceeded performance expectations, claims Mohawk. At the event’s conclusion, a week of wear out in the elements with countless spills was easily steam-cleaned from the modular carpet. The Duracolor Tricor fiber retained its brilliant color and shape without getting crushed under the pressure of a high-profile event.

As a company that leads in sustainable product design and manufacturing, Mohawk Group’s commitment extends across the Duracolor family of fibers. Duracolor Tricor is Declare Red List-free, includes recycled content and is recyclable through Mohawk’s ReCover Program. With most stains easily addressed with water, Duracolor Tricor helps reduce the need for harsh cleaning chemicals. Its extended life cycle also helps to minimize its environmental impact.

Duracolor Tricor will be incorporated into all future Mohawk Group carpet tile and broadloom collections, in addition to existing styles within Textural Effects, Healthy Environments, Moving Floors, Color Beat, On the Scene and others.

To learn more about Duracolor Tricor carpet fiber, visit the Mohawk Group website. The company addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points.