We put the rugs on the walls, they didn't seem like the kind of thing I wanted to walk on. I don't think they would last real long that way.
Here's mine on the wall in my loading/gun room, doggone thing takes up a fair amount of space, but I still like it:
I shot mine with a Ruger Number One chambered in .375 H&H, at 306 yards. A single 260 gr Nosler Accubond pretty well flattened him. I load them modestly, at only 2620 fps mv, but they fly true and seem to hit hard.
My son shot his with a .30-06 M1917 that's been in our family since the 1940's. Dad sporterized it after his return home from WWII. I updated it about 10 years ago. It's a rough 'n tumble general purpose hunting rifle. My son shot his bear at about 150 yards, with a 165 gr Nosler Solid Base (an older Nosler bullet, occasionally put back into production). His bear took off to run, despite the .30 cal through the lungs, so I hit it with the .375 and another young hunter with us hit it with his 7mm Rem mag.
It turned out to be quite a hunt, all three of us tagged bears in two days of spot and stalk hunting. Here's a link to the story of the hunt last September: Spot & Stalk bear