I am looking for a carpet for both my stairs and landing. I was going for a loop pile carpet as I like the texture but I have subsequently had second thoughts as my parents have a small dog who very occasionally visits and who I would become the primary carer of if anything were to happen to them. She has been known to occasionally dig the carpets at my parents with her claws although she is told off for this. I've read that a loop pile carpet maybe a big no no if you have a cat or dog, and that their claws can also get caught in the loop. My question to my fellow forumites is whether anyone could recommend a textured carpet which doesn't have such issues. I could always take the risk with my carpet of choice as 99% of the time it is only me, but in my heart I probably realise that I may need to review my initial choice. Also, the care instructions for the carpet I was going for advises vacuuming it with a vacuum which doesn't have a beater bar. My vacuum does.