As soon as all the major works of the heating system were complete - all the floorboards had to be pulled up for the new copper pipework - we could get the carpets ripped out and new lovely ones fitted.
This is what we had when we moved in. Ugly, dated, worn and filthy.
And this is what was living underneath. I assume it was once underlay, but after all these years it was just piles of dirt and dust.
After a lot of hoovering - the Dyson has not been the same since - and making the floorboards good, we were ready for Murks to fit the new carpets.
And this is how pretty they look. But most of all, they smell gorgeous and feel so soft under foot.