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 rather sink their claws on other things like your upholstered furniture.
At KOVI we’ve done the research for you and searched for fabrics which are the least desirable for your cats to scratch. Here are the top results along with the qualities which makes cat proof upholstery fabric a great choice:
If you have current furniture that you absolutely love but isn’t cat proof, you can look at creating a slipcover to protect it. For ideas, measuring help or even a custom designed slipcover, KOVI Fabrics can help you with our one-step upholstery shop and virtual designer services.
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. We should look to avoiding these kinds of fabrics if we’re hoping to reduce your furry friend from scratching.
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.