After much discussion about replacing all the old parquet with teak and holly, as we did in the galley area, we decided that we would go with carpet in the hall. The piece we cut fits snugly, but it is not tacked down so we can take it out and clean it, as needed. First Mate has started on sewing the edges by hand. That will prevent the edges from fraying.
We liked the look so much that we have cut carpet for under the settee area, too! More to come on other areas we may lay carpet on.