Which fabric to choose for the sofa for your dog or cat?

The material of your couch for dogs and cats is a very important criterion, you have to ask the same questions as when you choose your sofa, with the understanding that a pet climbs on the couch with its paws and does not understand that they should be clean first.

The texture should be soft, comfortable and aesthetic.

But also resistant to claws possible teeth, it not attract hair, easy clean.

It is imperative to choose a machine washable fabric.

Because very often the fabrics are only washable by hand; with pets this is really not practical! Moreover there are new technologies such as:

Easy Clean

which is a treatment carried out on the fabric for a very simple cleaning with water and liquid soap. This is very convenient and also helps to preserve the longevity of the appearance of the fabric.

The colors are also very important so that they can easily adapt to your design and that they do not attract too much hair or dirt. Choose trendy colors that blend easily with other colors.

There are no miracles, the ideal material does not exist. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages - it is better to think carefully about all these points before making your choice because even if the bed of your companion is initially a little more expensive, in the end you will find yourself spending way less time maintaining it and it will last much longer – saving you from buying a bed regularly.

We listed the positives and negatives of the most used materials:

Leather


+

Luxurious allure
Always in fashion
Simple maintenance
Solid
Ecological
Anti-stain
Hypoallergenic



-

No comfort
No air circulation
Easily scratched by claws
Very high price

Leatherette


+

Modern Allure
Wide choice of models
Easy maintenance
Fairly solid
Hypoallergenic
Cheap




-

No comfort
No air circulation
Easily scratched by claws

Natural fabrics
(cotton, ...)

+

Wide choice
Ecological
Hypoallergenic
Comfortable
Breathable
Machine washable
Cheap



-

Retains smell
Hard to maintain
Very messy
Cannot withstand
claws

Synthetic fabric
(polyester, ...)

+

Wide choice
Comfortable
Can be breathable
and waterproof
Machine washable
Cheap




-

Can cause allergies
and in some cases
harm the health
of your pet

Flock, microfiber, ...


+

Allure modern
Wide choice
Hypoallergenic
Comfortable
Simple maintenance
Anti-stain
Resistance to wear
Scratch resistant
Machine washable

-

The price can be a bit higher

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