What Sofa Material Is Best For Cats?

by Dylan Bowen May 16, 2022 2 min read

What sofa material is best for cats?

Intro

Scratching is in cats' DNA. Scratching is a natural habit for cats that predates their domestication. Cats are creatures of habit and will spend a lot of time on your new sofa. But it doesn't mean you should cover your furniture in aluminium foil, which is about the only cloth cats don't scratch. Instead, choose one of the following materials, which are both attractive and functional for cat owners:

Materials:

  • Denim Synthetic polyester
  • Rayon
  • Nylon
  • Acrylic Microfiber Faux suede

Best material: Microfiber fabrics

Microfibers come in a variety of materials. They are widely used on couches because they are soft, sturdy, and comfortable to sit or lay on.

If you have cats, microfibers are also the ideal couch material. Microfibers are far too soft for cats to scratch or try to sharpen their nails on, in my experience.

Microfiber that is stain-resistant is also available. That has either been treated with stain protection or is inherently stain-resistant. These will assist you in keeping up with the fur and stains that your cat may leave behind.

Materials to avoid for cats

Leather:

Leather furniture is sleek, supple, and long-lasting, and it doesn't retain pet odours or hair, making it a popular furniture fabric. However, it is not the finest couch material for cats because it is a prime target for claws.

It's easily scratched, and once pet claws make contact with leather, it's never the same. According to the leather repair professionals at the Furniture Clinic, repairing leather furniture is normally an eight-step process. Even after all that effort, it will never look as good as it did when you first bought it.

You can have nice items while sharing your home space with your pet companions. It's all about being selective about the items you bring into your home.

Sisal

Because of its durable fibres, sisal, an agave plant whose leaves are used to produce anything from carpets to garments to baskets, is the favoured material for cat posts and toys.

Conclusion

If you own or plan to own a cat, we hope you can apply some of these suggestions to safeguard your sofa. You can email us at Furnitureful here if you have any other resources or measures you'd like to see included in this blog.

Dylan Bowen
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