Do cats scratch wood floors?

We receive many enquiries from our clients who wonder if their cats will scratch the parquet flooring of their new apartment. And others who want to adopt a cat and need to be reassurred  that the new “roommate’s” claws will not damage their delicate parquet they’ve maintained so well for years.Well, we may say that cat’s claws, unlike dog’s, are drawn back and are used only in case of need. A dog running on the parquet, for example, can damage the floor easier than a cat. Despite your cat’s habit to sharpen it’s claws on a piece of wood or trunk, your parquet is not at risk. We, the founders of Cat Friendly Sofa, having 3 cats at home and having covered the floors of our 2-storey apartment (including vertical parts of some steps of the stairs) confirm that no cat tried to sharpen it’s claws on the mentioned wooden parts. So, no concerns with cats in this regard, if not sometimes the need to collect cat’s hair.

kitten on a wood floor