BUY­ING TIPS

Homes+ (Australia) - - STYLE & DECORATE -

1 Take home a large sam­ple piece of each car­pet you’re in­ter­ested in.

The colour might look great in store but not so good in situ.

2

Get a feel for the tex­ture. Place sam­ples in the rooms you’re plan­ning to car­pet and go bare­foot.

3 Want­ing to car­pet a new stair­case? Some peo­ple find wooden stairs slip­pery but others trip on car­peted stairs. If you can, find friends with car­peted stairs and do a walk­ing test! Also think about the noise fac­tor of un­car­peted stairs and the ease of clean­ing – vac­u­um­ing car­pet on stair­cases can be tricky.

4

Ask if of­f­cuts can be bound to use as door­mats or kitchen mats.

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