Most cats don’t like closed doors. This is certainly true at our house. The only time I close a door is when we have a service person come, and I need to keep Allegra and Ruby safely out of the way. Unfortunately, Allegra in particular gets so stressed when she’s locked up, she starts to frantically claw at the carpet near the door to “dig” her way out of the closed room. As a result, the carpet near the doorway in the guest bedroom, where I tend to close the girls in when it’s necessary for their safety, is quite frayed, and ripped up at the edge.


The CarPET Scratch Stopper™ is a heavy duty floor mat, similar to the ones you can get to put under a rolling chair in a carpeted office. The mat is cut to fit under a door, extending on both sides to keep your cats from destroying the carpet. The side of the mat that goes on the carpet has small protrusions to keep it from moving around, the top  is smooth plastic.

The CarPET Scratch Stopper™

  • is safe for cats
  • will not damage carpets
  • installs easily – simply place in the doorway
  • will save you money on carpet repair and replacement
  • comes with a 5 year warranty

Joanne, the founder of CarPET Scratch Stopper™, began developing this product because her own cats were ruining her carpets, and as she began talking about it to other cat lovers, she found that it was a universal problem. Joanne is adamantly opposed to declawing, so she set out to develop a device that would solve the problem while being safe for both cats and carpets.

Since the CarPET Scratch Stopper is clear, it goes with any décor. It’s easy to clean and easy to move. At only $24.95 plus shipping and handling, this is a bargain, compared to the money you would spend on repairing or replacing carpet.

I wish I had known about the CarPET Scratch Stopper sooner – and so does my guest bedroom carpet.

For more information about the CarPET Scratch Stopper and to purchase, please visit They are running a “Buy 1 and get a 2nd one at 50% off” promotion for a limited time only, so act fast!

FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a small fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion.

4 Comments on CarPET Scratch Stopper Review: Protection for Your Carpets

  1. Oh my gosh…this would have been fantastic when I had Waffles in the kitten room. Both he and Katie did a number on the carpet underneath the door.

    I’ll definitely remember this should another kitten find it’s way into the Townhouse. ; )

  2. This would be fantastic if my cat Axl clawed the carpet near the doorways only – but he has other spots too! He will occasionally use the various scratching posts & I even bought a scratch mat as I thought he might prefer a horizontal surface but no, he prefers the carpet.

    My other 2 cats are great with the posts, it’s just Axl. He just does it too – doesn’t always seem to be a reason!

    So we stick with the deterrent approach (a quick spritz of water) & a reward when he uses the scratching post/mat (even if it’s simply praise).

    I’ve been lucky otherwise – had Axl & Alfie from kittens & all my furniture is still intact!

  3. I have similar problems with insistent claw-ers, but on the doors
    and door frames, when they are shut out of a room for any reason.

    I don’t have a solution for how to replace the damaged mouldings;
    door trims that are available now are not even close to being matched
    to those of this 1960’s house, and a custom carpenter is cost prohibitive.

    I don’t have any problems w/carpeting because I got rid of 100% of it
    back in 1983 due to the chemical toxicity of all commercial carpeting
    and its related padding, and had ceramic tile installed instead.

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