The first thing to consider is the type of flooring required. For instance, a loop pile wool carpet can be problematic as its fabric is easily snagged by claws. At Sims Hilditch we love the look of natural flooring like sisal but it is extremely unforgiving for pets as it is not easy to clean. You can take steps to protect it using Intec spray, but this isn't a permanent solution. A more formal cut pile carpet design is also fairly difficult to clean when subjected to dirt and damp. So, what other options are there?