We are replacing the carpet in 4 upstairs bedrooms, a hallway, and a stairway. I have done a lot of research, but I still can't make a decision.
I am debating between smart strand and stain master carpet. A little scared of smart strand because it is a newer technology and not sure it will hold up for the next 10 years. I feel more comfortable with stain master, but don't want to miss out on something better - if Smartstrand is really better.
I love the look of frieze but am worried about the matting as well as it may look "dated" more quickly than a textured. I have read and been told that frieze on stairs is a big no no. Also, I am having a difficult time finding a "shorter" frieze at Lowes in an oatmeal color. Any suggestions?
Next question: multi colored or solid best? I know I would like the mulit colored look on the stairs but not 100% about how I would feel about it in the bedrooms.
I am looking in the $4 per sq ft range.
I really appreciate any help offered!!