We live in a very old house that is literally falling apart. Any cosmetic changes improve the looks 10-fold. When I found out I was expecting my first kiddlet, I immediately began redoing her room. It was a nasty navy blue, with sponge painted designs. The floor was old boards under some weird almost cardboard covering, under carpet squares. It was absolutely disgusting. After fighting with the paint colors for a few weeks, we finally settled on a sage green, vanilla white, and a plum purple as the accent color. I painted some of her furniture a teal to go with it. I know, it doesn't sound like anything matches, but it actually comes together quite well. Then came the flooring decision. We decided to go with a laminate wood floor in a medium brown to bring it all together. But, something was missing. And, something continued to stay missing until Mohawk Home gave me the chance to review one of their 5' by 8' area rugs. I was excited because obviously it's a rug that I really could use, and secondly because they are Made In the USA!
I had debated for a long time about getting an area rug for the room, since the floor gets cold, however I couldn't find anything I liked in a decent price range. Either the quality suffered with what we could afford, or the design I liked was ridiculously expensive and I'd only be able to get a floor mat for the price I wanted. When Mohawk Home told me to pick any design within a certain price range I knew it was finally my chance to finish up the room, and tie it all together. The choice was HARD! They have so many wonderful designs and colors that I had to ween my 6 favorites down to one. I decided to go with the Strata Aqua Fusion Rug. It had a great teal color in it that I thought would bring in the furniture a little better, and several shades of brown that would go with the floor, and the vanilla white paint. Because my son and daughter now share a room, I try to keep things gender neutral. I liked a paisley pattern, and one that had leaves, but I decided it was best to go with an almost non-pattern and keep things simple. I want this to stay in their room for years to come.
The Mohawk Home Strata Aqua Fusion Rug shipped super fast, and I had it in less than a week (when they said to expect it in 2). I'm like a kid in a candy store when new products arrive, and I couldn't keep it in the bag for more than 5 minutes. I'm not sure why, but it seemed a little darker than I expected, with less teal, however when I finally laid it out and compared it to the product pictures, it was exactly the way it was pictured. Please don't mind the partial rug photo - my back was right up against the kids' beds. (That's how small this room is.) I have to say though, the Mohawk Home Strata Aqua Fusion Rug was exactly what I was hoping it would be! It brings everything in the room together, warms it up, and gives my kids a soft place to play... and our ornery old cat a soft place to sleep.
My daughter loves her new rug. She walked into her room and went, "WOW!" Then she immediately laid down face first on it and stayed there for a few minutes enjoying the thickness and softness of her new floor. She's a tad odd and sometimes would rather sleep on her floor during the night instead of in her bed, so I'm really happy she has a nicer place to sleep.
"While we view ourselves as an innovative, fashion-design company, we never lose focus on our mission to produce the highest quality and value-oriented products possible, while minimizing our impact on the world around us. As part of the largest flooring manufacturer in the world, we are able to control quality from raw materials to the finished product. Through sustainable manufacturing and the dedication of our associates we can ensure that the Mohawk product always delivers the best value at the best price with world-class service." ~ Mohawk Home
The Mohawk Home Strata Aqua Fusion Rug is a much thicker rug than we usually purchase. Our downstairs area rug is one of those cheap $35 ones that has no padding, and the rug itself is so thin there is almost no difference between the wood floor and the rug. The fibers are a great length (not too short, but not shaggy), and the color really is stunning; bright and vibrant while the darker colors keep the rug from overpowering the room. It's like a luxury pair of slippers for your floor. The color/design I chose is great too for hiding dirt and animal fur. With my darn cat sleeping on it for hours on end every day, I'd expect to see massive amounts of fur everywhere - but I can't. This is by far the best rug I have ever owned. And, while the price tag of $142 makes me cringe a little, the quality is far superior to the other rugs I've owned and had to replace every year or so. I think that looking at the items you bring into your home as an investment is the smart way to go, instead of buying something you know isn't going to last.
You have to check out some of the other awesome designs Mohawk Home has. These were a few that I fell in love with. Not sure why I was feeling so much red since their room has NO red what-so-ever in it. However I thought these designs were just stunning. I swear they must have something for everyone.
After you finish browsing, make sure you come back and find Mowhawk Home on Facebook and Twitter because they are offering an AMAZING giveaway! One winner will have their choice of any rug valued at less than $400, up to size 5' by 8'! This is a fabulous prize, and will be the eye-catching feature in any room. Giveaway will run from 6/10 through 6/24. Open to residents of the USA who are 18+. You'll be able to enter [HERE] when the giveaway is live.
*I receive a product for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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