If you allow your furry friends to share the sofa or bed on a daily basis, then you’re likely one of the millions to experience frustration with all the cleaning and vacuuming that has to be done. Claws can be really rough on most fabrics, especially if you have a cat that thinks the couch is a scratching post!
Four Fabrics For Pet Owners To Avoid
Chenille is durable and soft which makes it appealing. It also has a very nubby pile (made up of tiny little loops), which is great for hiding dirt.
There’s something wonderfully luxurious about velvet, which is probably why the pets always want to curl up on it. It’s easy enough to get hair off of it by wiping with a lint brush but stains aren’t so easy to get rid of. Velvet gets crushed very easily so cleaning up any stains will likely cause permanent damage.
It should go without saying that silk is not a very pet or child-friendly fabric. It stains, it rips, it’s incredibly tough to clean, and it doesn’t hold up well against any moisture. It’s also expensive, there’s no point in spending a lot of money on furniture your pets will easily ruin.
Tweed can hold up well to cleaning but it’s a nightmare for removing pet hair. The hairs get caught in the uneven surface and can be very difficult to remove. It also suffers from the same cat claw problem as chenille.