I think the best was done with what was given. Easy to nit pick but could you do better? Yes, I saw your comment, " I don't know what could be done...". I thought it showed a solid skill set myself.
Hi Steve, I’ve always been a nit picker, probably got it from fussy customers. Even solid skill sets are subject for improvement when it comes to Fussy Floorance
……Anyway , It looks like a difficult carpet to hide staples on but maybe a few more wiggles back an forth with the nose could have helped. Like you said it’s easy to nit pick.
I never had success hiding staples in a Woven Wilton turn and tack, but one time I was determined to do all I could to hide them. It took forever working the nose of the staple gun in between the shots of loops, but it looked really nice not having any trapped yarns. Granted under a nose and up against the cove molding makes it much more tricky…..Maybe in this case, with that carpet, removing the cove molding ( if possible) would have been an option for the customer to decide. That would allow the shot staple to go under the nose, rather than on the riser. Then cut and re-install the cove molding on the sides. OR ! Install waterfall method with tackless.
We would visit every job site, asking for the carpet sample to be there. That way maybe potential issues could be discussed and worked out ahead of time.
Stair installation looks great
just a friendly neighborhood critique.