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 Sam Share: Post navigation Preview Previous post: Can You Use Carpet Cleaner On A Wool Rug? Next Next post: Do I Need Rug Pad for Hardwood Floors?