Abbey sells new line of high-tech carpeting

Abbey Carpet and Floor outlets in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs sell the SmartStrand Silk line of carpeting featuring new technology offering softness, durability and soil and stain protection.

Unlike traditional carpets with fibers that run straight up and down, SmartStrand Silk carpeting features zigzag fiber coils designed to bend and then spring back to their original shape, resisting crushing and matting.

Built-in soil and stain protection never washes or wears off and allows for quick cleanup with water. The carpeting was tested at the Dallas zoo in enclosures for camels, elephants and rhinos. After three weeks, a cleaner using only hot water returned the carpeting to its original condition.

SmartStrand Silk carpeting is made with corn sugar rather than petroleum. Every 7 square yards of 40-ounce SmartStrand Silk carpet saves the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline compared to an equal amount of nylon carpeting.

Abbey Carpet and Floor operates locations at 2571 U.S. Highway 6 & 50 in Grand Junction and 2408 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 241-8284 or visit