If you are living with pet cats, one of the concerns you might have in keeping your home looking good is their scratching behavior. Cats naturally have to scratch and “trim” their claws in the process, and while you can buy scratching posts from pet supply stores, there are times when your cat would still love to scratch on other objects such as your upholstery fabric.
I’ve done a bit of research and searched for the fabric which would be the least desirable for cats to scratch on. Here are the top results along with the qualities which makes cat proof upholstery fabric a great choice:
Fabrics to Avoid when You Have Cats
Upon close inspection you may be thinking that some fabrics are smooth enough for your cat to not notice them. While the top suggestions are limited, knowing what to definitely avoid when shopping for upholstery fabric can help you decide as well. Here are those which are definitely going to catch your cat’s attention:
If you notice, all of these fabrics have a coarse texture, and this is what cats go after. I personally tend to avoid these kinds of fabric because I prefer those with smoother textures. These are also harder to clean compared to those which have smoother surfaces.
Alternatives to Keep Your Cat Away from Your Upholstery
If you have a particularly naughty cat who would refuse to stay away from your furniture and if your cat still treats them as scratching posts, there are other alternative ways to keep your upholstery safe. Try these methods:
With these tips, you can have beautiful upholstery without those nasty cat scratches.