The flooring industry is constantly evolving. At Hopkins Carpet One, we like to keep our customers informed of new products, trends and updates. One update we feel is important to share involves Stainmaster carpet. The Stainmaster name has been synonymous with stain resistant carpet for years. As of August 2, 2021, the Stainmaster name is owned by Lowe’s. The home improvement retailer purchased the Stainmaster name from Invista earlier this year. This means Stainmaster products are now exclusively sold at Lowe’s.
Stainmaster is a popular name used for carpet that resists stains; however, it’s important to know that Stainmaster is not an actual brand of carpet. Instead, it’s a type of fiber used by several different carpet manufacturers. Although the name Stainmaster now belongs to Lowe’s, other flooring stores still have access to the same product. It will just be rebranded.
Stainmaster carpet is made from nylon 6,6, which is a high-quality product used to make carpet. Nylon 6,6 is reinforced with Teflon, which is the material used to help non-stick pans repel grease. Nylon 6,6 is highly durable and soil resistant, easily outlasting and outperforming carpets made with less advanced materials.
Invista makes the pellets for nylon 6,6. This is then sold to different carpet manufacturers who turn the pellets into fiber, which are then made into carpet. Previously, all carpets using this structure of nylon were branded as Stainmaster. Since Lowe’s now owns that name, these manufacturers can still sell the same product to other stores, but it will have a different brand name. One example is Anderson Tuftex changing the name from Stainmaster Pet Protect to Pet Perfect.
So, what does this mean for you? It means you can still get the quality stain protective carpet you’ve always known as Stainmaster from your local carpet store. It will just be under a different name! Currently, the carpet manufacturers we work with are coming up with new branding. So, we can’t let you know all the alternative names at this point, but if you come to our store and request Stainmaster carpet, we can point you in the right direction.
At Hopkins Carpet One, flooring is all we do! Sure, you can go to a big box store like Lowe’s for your carpet, but what you won’t get there is personalized service. Our flooring experts can help you find the right product for your needs. We have access to a wide range of manufacturers, and we will continue to carry carpet made with the same fiber as Stainmaster (just under a different name).
The success of our business depends on your satisfaction. We hope you’ll choose your local store the next time you need carpet or flooring. We can provide the same (or better) quality of products, and you’ll have friendly faces you can greet each time you come back!
If you have questions about carpet or flooring, please call us at 952-933-8944 or contact us online.