We chose the color laminate we want for our floors today. It's a rich, deep color that will go well. Tomorrow the painter will do a bit of work so all will be "spiffed" up before the floor is laid.
I looked at carpet samples and my head spun so just left it. Enough to get the laminate done and then worry about carpet.
With a bit of luck and scheduling, we should have the place done before the end of October.
Hope all is well in your world.