Chatting with a customer recently, Des discussed the following issue for cat owners with rugs.
Fringed rugs – irresistable to a cat; be aware that if you buy a fringed rug, your cat is going to be very pleased with you for providing this length of toy for them to play with.
Also having a loop-piled rug is not a good idea. It can be absolutely heartbreaking to buy a beautiful new rug and to find that it has been severely damaged by your cat within just a few days of purchase.
All cats will sharpen or stretch their claws, and all healthy cats will find a fringe an irresistible target.
This advice would also apply to furniture and to other textile materials in the home such as curtains and cushions.
So we suggest cat owners you avoid fringes and loop-pile rugs