Install-area-rug-as-carpet, how to install rugs & padding : rug care ehowathomechannel. loading... unsubscribe from ehowathomechannel? cancel unsubscribe. working... subscribe subscribed unsubscribe 153k.. Any advice on whether an area rug can be permanently installed like carpet over a pad? i have a nice 12' x 14' safari print rug that i'd like to have installed with a border of regular black carpet around it.