Mohawk Introduces the Next Generation of Carpet Fiber – Duracolor Tricor

Rise Up 24″ x 24″ carpet tile (in colorway Roan) from Mohawk Group’s Learn & Live Collection

With enhanced soil-hiding and removal capabilities, Mohawk Group’s innovative Duracolor Tricor builds upon a fiber already trusted to perform in demanding environments. With its groundbreaking, modified-delta shape and triangular hollow core, next-generation Duracolor Tricor delivers enhancements that provide unsurpassed stain resistance, colorfastness, durability, color clarity and enhanced soil performance. Duracolor set the standard for commercial carpet fiber when it was introduced in 1992 and has since been used in more than 175 million square yards of installations worldwide.

“Duracolor Tricor is a reflection of Mohawk Group’s consistent commitment to driving customer-focused innovation,” said Nathan Stevenson, vice president of product management. “Duracolor Tricor allows us to meet the needs of end users and specifiers across every segment and to exceed expectations for durability, staining and soil performance and other important factors. When compared with traditional nylon, Duracolor Tricor leads by driving the highest performing soft flooring systems.”

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 ultimate 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. 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. Click here to watch a video about the installation.

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 fiber, please visit

About Mohawk Group

As the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, Mohawk Group believes that better floor coverings emerge from better design, innovation, sustainability, project solutions and operational excellence. Mohawk Group addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, the company has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. To learn more about our full line of flooring products, please visit