As much as you love your cat, there is no denying that they can be tough on the carpet. Their natural tendency to scratch surfaces to sharpen their claws and the potential for bathroom accidents can leave your carpet looking worse for the wear. However, there are a few options that are better suited for the additional wear and tear caused by cats.

Anti-Scratch Carpet

carpetYour cat’s nails can get caught on loop-style strands when walking across the carpet, causing it to pull and unravel. This results in an uneven look that accelerates wear; thus, it is best to choose carpeting with cut fibers, so your cat’s claws can’t pull them. Nylon and polyester are ideal options since they are more wear-resistant.

You can also protect your carpet by keeping a scratching post available. This provides a designated space for your cat to sharpen its nails, making it more likely to leave your flooring alone.

Stain-Resistant Carpet

Urine stains can be a problem with any pet, and cats are no exception. While cleaning up “accidents” right away is an absolute must, your carpet selection can also mitigate your risk for permanent stains.

High-density carpets keep liquid spills from seeping deeper into the flooring. This protects the backing from moisture penetration, ensuring you don’t need to invest in a more expensive flooring replacement later. Darker colors can also help mask stains if your cleaning efforts aren’t able to lift them out entirely.


From carpet to ceramic tile, you can count on Carpets To Go in Prairie Du Chien, WI, for all your flooring needs. Their wide selection of styles and materials from top brands is complemented by high-quality design and installation services. To learn more about what they can do for you or get a free estimate, visit them online or call (608) 326-1700.