Mohawk’s SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona carpet was cleaned to look like new after being abused for two weeks by African elephants at the Dallas Zoo.

Mohawk’s SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona carpet was put to the test recently when six African elephants weighing nearly 50,000 pounds were given two weeks on SmartStrand carpet at the Dallas Zoo. Using only hot water extraction and Mohawk Floorcare Essentials Carpet Stain Remover, technicians returned the carpet to like new condition.

“Knowing these are truly wild animals, I thought there was no way this carpet could handle the wear and tear they would subject it to,” said Sean Greene the Dallas Zoo’s deputy director of education and interpretation. “It’s amazing to see the SmartStrand bounce back to its original state knowing what it’s been put against for the past two weeks.”

“The carpet proved its resiliency after being hammered into the ground by a herd of elephants,” added David Duncan, Mohawk’s vp marketing. “No extra steps were needed to restore the carpet to its original lift.”