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