What Is the Difference Between A Rug and A Carpet?By : The Rug Gallery 0 Comments In the rug business, a rug tends to be under 7x10ft. A carpet would be anything bigger than that, including wall-to-wall carpeting. Rugs can be made out of carpeting as well. Categories: Ask SamShare: Post navigationPreview Previous post: Can You Use Carpet Cleaner On A Wool Rug? Next Next post: Do I Need Rug Pad for Hardwood Floors?