Pro Tips on Choosing Furniture That Cats Won’t Scratch
One must provide correct stimulation and alternatives for scratching to prevent cats from scratching furniture, and savvy cat guardians know that. The placement of such alternatives to furniture can make all the difference as cats love neat scratching posts. I’ve done this, and my cats don’t bother my new furniture in the least.
Cats are clever about finding alternatives to scratching posts. On this plastic non-skid base for the cat water bowls, my female Jamie likes to sharpen her claws. Its little stubs are just stiff enough to supply the feel that she likes.
What if we took that idea in the opposite direction? Are you able to pick furniture that cats won’t scratch? Specifically, I wondered whether furniture whose fabric has no “nap” (or obvious texture) or furniture containing more hard surfaces would try this. There’s also microfiber. My husband and that I bought a microfiber couch, and also the cats show no interest in it.
I asked several furniture experts and got plenty of ideas. Responses varied, and a few contradicted one another. Regardless, you may probably get some ideas for what to undertake.
Furniture with recessed legs and full upholstery and are those that cats won’t want to scratch
Hunt for fully upholstered pieces with wood or metal recessed legs, suggests Sean Juneja, co-founder, and CEO of Decor Aid.
Avoid fabrics that snag easily, like tweeds. It’s also difficult to get rid of pet hair from these varieties of textured fabrics.
Juneja said it keeps cats from clawing from any wood on the furniture after being asked why full upholstery is very important.
Recessed legs aren’t accessible because they’re hidden and smaller, and as Jineja said, “there are cats that prefer wood while most prefer something they’ll shred.”
Furniture that holds its wear well is what cat owners should choose
Although Chandler Elmore of Kuni Furniture was less positive about leather, he had similar advice on choosing furniture that “holds its wear well.”
For leather, thin rugs, and cat furniture, Another expert advocates
Donna Arbietman of Magnolia Brook said she gets many questions about cats and furniture, which while each cat is different, she offers these guidelines:
Cats normally don’t seem to love leather the maximum amount as other materials. “Leather is always a secure bet as it is simple to scrub and maintain,” Arbietman suggested applying scratch guard to the leather.
Cat parents should pick chenille versus microfiber
Mike McCann of Wholesale Bar Stool Club says thin microfibers are easily torn up by cats with claws, which are often the smallest amount expensive items.
“Unlike acrylic and bar stools, Microfibers are meant to not endure punctures or last for extended periods of your time or easily cleaned of stains and spills,” McCann said.
This contradicts the recommendation of Kuni Furniture’s Elmore above.
When it involves furniture, cat owners should keep it simple
Finally, modular furniture product of wood and steel joinery is what Tamalpais NatureWorks recommends. The world’s healthiest and easiest to take care of furniture for people and pets is what William Callahan calls it.
None of this furniture is upholstered, making it easy to scrub and repair.
On furniture that cats won’t scratch, the bottom line
Not each piece of recommendation will add every situation. Including two that contradicted each other, These furniture professionals had many ideas. some cats might claw leather, some won’t, we all know that cats vary too.