Having read good things about Smartstrand, I went to a carpet store and asked about it. The salesperson told me I am much better off buying their Stainmaster remnants as Stainmaster "is the standard by which all other carpets are judged." It seems like on this forum, Smartstrand is preferred. I like this carpet store because they are the only one in my area that doesn't charge to move furniture. What do you think about Stainmaster remnants? Thanks.