Pets and furniture are not always a great combination and even when cats and dogs are not intentionally trying to destroy your upholstery, their actions can still result in disaster. Pets climbing and walking on furniture can create a mess as can the simple act of sitting, which is why you need to select the best upholstery for your furniture so that they last. Pet owners need heavy-duty fabrics that can withstand claw marks, dirt marks, and stains, which will inevitably occur whenever a cat or dog is living in the home. Some fabrics can even prevent pet hairs from clinging on, so the type of upholstery you select is very important because it will make a difference.
It is recommended that dog and cat owners select pet-friendly upholstery fabrics because they serve as a defense against furniture wear and tear. Choose a fabric with a tight weave and do not select one with a lot of complicated textures as they can scratch easily. Even if you’ve trained your pet to behave and not to jump up, there is no guarantee and the right upholstery will prevent you from worrying. You should also stay away from light colors because they cannot hide fur, as well as darker shades, can and remember that it's always better to choose fabrics that are specifically built for heavy usage areas because they will be far more suitable and you will experience a lot fewer headaches. Stain-resistant fabrics are also ideal because no matter how well-behaved or well-trained your pet may be, it is still likely that an accident or two will occur.
Leather is a great choice and is one of the best couch coverings for cat and dog owners because this material is easy to maintain and can stand up to pets. Additionally, it is available in a variety of colors and comes at different price points, so there is furniture available for everyone, regardless of your budget. Dirt and water can easily be removed and you won’t have to worry about pet hair because you’ll be able to wipe it right off as it won’t cling to your leather surface. Leather is perfect because it will last a very long time and this natural material improves with age and heavy use, so it’s ideal for pet owners.
Microfibre is also recommended for pet owners because this synthetic fabric is easy to clean and maintain and is a more affordable option when compared to leather. Microfibre resembles suede and is also available in a variety of colors and the reason it is ideal is that it is resistant to claw marks and prevents animal hairs from being seen.
JENSO Upholstering can help you choose the right upholstery fabric for dining chairs, sofas, and couches. We specialize in furniture restoration, refinishing, and repairs, and whether you need to reupholster a dining chair or have a piece of furniture upholstered, we do it all, so contact us today!