Smartstrand through Lowes or local dealer?
In our new build, our second floor is all carpet. It's about 1200 sq ft, so a big area. We have been working with a local flooring store for both carpet and hardwoods/tile.
Unfortunately, we looked at Lowes and really like their Mohawk Smartstrand product "Lucky star". Read on here it is the same as "Intelligent Style" So we got a quote for Intelligent Style from our local store - almost $3k more than what the Lowe's price would be.
Builder and the local flooring store say this would be a huge mistake, of course. The installers would screw it up and we will be unhappy. Builder is refusing to deal with them - he would credit us and we would have to supervise it ourselves.
I'm all for supporting local businesses and not hassling with subs myself, but it's $3k!