The Covid-19 pandemic forced Americans to stay cooped up in their homes for months on end. Even with the end of stay-at-home orders, many people were forced to remain indoors because of remote work, fears of infection, and other restrictions. The stress caused by this unique health crisis led many households to buy pets. A survey by the American Association of Pet Owners found that 11.38 million households became pet owners during the pandemic in 2020. Pets were embraced by their owners and accepted into their homes as members of the family. They snuggled up with their pet owners on sofas, hopped onto their beds, clawed at their upholstered furniture and in many cases damaged furniture. In this article, we will discuss what the best furniture fabric is for pet owners, so you can protect your furniture from claws, drool, pet hair, and other incidents.
The best cure is prevention, but if you don’t want to restrict your pet’s movement, then there are furniture fabrics that are particularly well suited to having pets. These fabrics are durable, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. You should avoid any fabrics that are woven loosely or nubby-textured as nails and claws can get caught up in them. They also trap a good deal of dander and pet hair. Avoid using silk or linen which are easily worn out and torn. Whatever fabrice you use, pick one that has a medium shade or that’s patterned, because they will hide stains relatively well.
Velvet can take a lot of wear and tear. This is surprising to many people given how delicate and luxurious it looks. Nevertheless, it holds up well against scratches and scuffs from pets because of its low pile and tight weave. Its short fibers mean that liquids and odors can’t seep into it and dirt and pet hair are easily brushed off.
- Outdoor Fabric
Pillows and upholstery done up with an outdoor fabric can make your furniture more durable. Outdoor furniture can resist harsh weather, making them ideal for repelling water, and resisting bacteria and stains. They come in a vast array of colours and patterns, making them easy to integrate into even the most sophisticated furniture designs.
- Leather and Faux Leather
Leather is great for pet owners because it is easily wiped and is very durable and pet hair does not stick to it. Because leather gets a worn patina as it ages, small scratches and scuffs blend in easily. You can find a wonderful range of beautiful leather furniture at Wellington’s Leather Furniture.
Microfibers are synthetic materials known for being stain resistant. Liquids find it hard to seep through them, and spots are easily cleared away. It’s soft texture is a bit like velvet’s and it has tight weaves which protect it from your pet’s claws. Pet hair can be easily removed with a lint brush or vacuum.
Canvas is very robust and durable, resisting tears and impervious to dirt and hair. It is easily cleaned with soap and water. A canvas slipcover is a great way to protect your furniture. You can remove it whenever it gets dirty, wash it and put it back on again.