The Best Upholstery Fabric When You Have Pets
When you have pets, you need to be careful with your furniture. Your sofa or chair can easily be transformed into a giant scratching post, chewy toy, or hair magnet. And the choice of fabric for upholstery can make a big difference.
Some fabrics are more pet-friendly than others, Apartment Therapy notes. They have shared some of their best upholstery fabric options for when you have pets. Here are a couple of them:
Consider synthetic fiber (suede / microfiber): It’s not always easy to get excited about this choice from an aesthetic point of view (though there are always exceptions, especially if the shape of the sofa or chair is very stylish), but it’s about as close to ‘proof pets ”as you can get. Cats do not seem to like to scratch it (especially if there is a scratching post nearby), and even if they try, it is easy to shake them off, even if they show up. Cleaning is easy too, especially if the upholstery code is “W”: you can use a simple solution of soap and water.
Why you love leather: Leather is attractive because it is generally odor-resistant and does not attract pet hair. If something accidentally gets on the pillows, they can be easily wiped off with a dust rag. Cats seem to avoid skin as long as there is a scratching post nearby, and if your dog leaves a scratch, you can usually buff it. If that’s an option, choose a worn leather that will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs.
They suggest staying away from tweed, which can entangle your hair. Of course, pets and their habits differ, so so does your mileage. But in each of their proposals, there are a few compelling points to consider. Check out the full article at the link below.
The Best Upholstery Fabric Options for Cat and Dog Owners Apartment therapy