Quite a steep set of stairs with a corner on them. As to be expected the cats use the carpet for extra traction when fighting.
As a minor detail, of no interest to the cats of course, the carpet is getting trashed.
Are some carpets more resistant to claws than others? or would i be best off taking the stairs down to wood and painting them or just putting carpet down the centre of the treads rather than full width. They are victorian and i guess they would never have been fully carpeted in the beginning.