I've lived in my apartment for over four years now, and the floors have always been bare hardwood. I liked that because it's easy to clean up all the tumbleweeds of cat hair, but over the weekend, I finally decided to get a rug for the living room because the floors were just too cold. The one I chose was a coarsely woven jute mat, and I worried that the cats would think it was a giant scratcher. They seem to be on the fence about it, though, and have mostly been sniffing it.
"You feel nice under my paws but I remain suspicious."