The USFlag Code has provisions regarding the display of the US flag including: (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general. (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. Take a look at the Flag Rug at Stars and Stripes USA Flag Should some patriotic American inform these Brits that they are defacing our flag? Or should we just ignore their lack of knowledge regarding our practices? The UK has no flag code, per se, but oddly enough, they don't have a National Flag, either. The flag commonly called the Union Jack (more correctly the Union Flag) is the Flag of the United Kingdom, not the flag of her majesty's subjects. Of course the Crown and Parliament have both indicated that they have no objection to people flying the Union Flag on land, but technically British Citizens living in Great Briatin have no National Flag, except perhaps the George's Cross of England and the Andrew's Cross of Scotland.