I can live with a little cat-based destruction. If the boys destroy a computer part, I'll get an upgrade. If they scratch a piece of furniture, I'll get another one someday. But the one thing I can't easily replace is my (formerly) beautiful hardwood floor. As time has gone by, I've noticed more and more cracks and crevices in the glossy wood surface. It's not just the finish either, that's wearing off. It's actual holes and pits in the wood planks that weren't there before.
Could it be the boys' claws? They don't scratch at the floor, but they do run all over the floor and wrestle each other. They also tend to kick up a lot of litter granules and drag them around. We clip the boys' nails weekly so they can't even scratch hard enough to hard our upholestry.