Carpets & Rugs

Despite the fact that some people use the words carpet and rug interchangeably, preserving a distinction makes floor covering easier to talk about. For most manufacturers of such products, carpet refers to floor covering that is installed wall-to-wall, unlike rugs, which have a finished edge and simply laid or placed on the floor. Although it is possible for pieces of carpet to be edged and laid on the floor like a rug without any installation, and although some rugs are made to be installed over the entire surface of the floor (sometimes called a wall-to-wall rug), it is easier to use the terms consistently.