“Don’t let your guests’ shoes on your precious new carpet!” says flooring retailer

The 10 etiquette rules you should NEVER break when visiting someone’s house (including looking in the fridge and asking for the Wi-Fi password)

Want to be the perfect houseguest and get invited back again? Don’t use your phone, always take off your shoes and never ask for the Wi-Fi password.

An etiquette study has revealed the top 10 ‘rude’ faux pas according to homeowners – and you should take note.

The survey found that it’s bad manners to ask for the internet access code, while 89 per cent branded using a phone at the table as the biggest house guest faux pas.

Source: Daily Mail, 11th October 2016 

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Social etiquette: the lifeblood of any functional society and a crucial consideration for any house guest. Which is why we can be thankful to the Daily Mail for publishing this list of things to avoid, placed in the media by a discount flooring company:

A spokesperson for DiscountFlooringDepot.co.uk, who commissioned the research, said: ‘Britain is a nation of proud home owners and these results give interesting insight into how many of us would prefer people to behave in our homes.

‘However, my advice to people with houseguests who commit the occasional faux pas is to try and feel glad that any guests committing them simply feel comfortable enough in your home to treat it as their own.’

Why would a flooring company care about social etiquette, you might wonder? Number three on the list of things to stop your guests doing:

House-proud Brits also flagged wearing shoes on the carpet as a house-guest no-no, with 64 per cent revealing they think guests should take off their shoes when entering someone else’s home.