I have furniture. I also have a bicycle with tires that attract cat attention. And yes, I have cats. Cats sometimes just have to scratch. It seems to be part of their nature that cannot be deconditioned. So, I give them things they want to scratch. Like these inexpensive scratchers. They come with a bag of catnip, which makes the cats enjoy scratching it even more. The texture of the corrugated cardboard is irresistible to my kitties as it is, because they can stop by and shred it with their razor sharp claws and it seems to feel good as they do it. They still scratch my bicycle and sometimes a corner of my couch where they have torn through the surface, but they seem to do it less when they have these scratchers available. They are inexpensive and only seem to need replacement every few months when the cats wear them out and the texture evens out and loses the grooves they like to sink their nails into. They prefer new scratchers and show renewed interest when I bring them a new one and add the catnip. The blissful expressions on their faces as they delve into clawing these scratchers makes it worth it to keep several available all around the house.