You've heard that before, in differing contexts.
Here I have had to accept that new carpet won't allow me to have my pretty little area rug (about 6x12) and enjoy the textures and colors and patterns it offers.
New carpet is strange, little loops that kind of give when you walk on them, without any padding underneath. I hear the boards creaking when I step in certain places.
As many new things, it's done to please the eye, but not to really be comfortable or endure very well.
The strange thing is how those little loops shift the rug that's lying on top of carpet, so it has humps and it is pulled in one direction or another. I've tried putting heavy things on it, but none of my furniture is ready to be out in the middle of the floor (more than normal like a desk chair, or a rocker and little coffee-type table).
After almost a month of tripping over the lumps and humps and pulling and pushing, and even kicking the rug to get it to stay in one place, I gave up and rolled it up and put it in the closet yesterday. I've heard there are some rubber pads to keep things in place...but I don't have much faith in them. Those little loops are going to give with each step and push the rug in a new direction. And I do have a desk chair which I was constantly moving around in.
Sorry Panther, you will have to get used to having a scratching post rather than scratching on the rug. Please, Panther, don't scratch on the little carpet loops!