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07-01-2018 02:43 PM - edited 07-01-2018 02:44 PM
Molly, our 5 year old beagle who ate/chewed our family room her 1st year, has now straightened out and w/ all the sales, we’re looking for new sofas.
What fabrics/color do you find are easy to clean and not easily torn or pierced by dog’s toe nails?
07-01-2018 02:50 PM
I have researched this as well (cat and dog). Leather works well. If that isn’t ft for you, look for a tight weave that is not susceptible to claws. Also, it will be easier to remove fur. HTH. We’ll be looking at leather down the road.
07-01-2018 02:52 PM - edited 07-01-2018 02:52 PM
I have a couch on order from smith brothers,factory in indiana ,i went with a performance fabric, don't get cotton,or linen,i am stillgoing to put a couch cover on it,or use blankets, i also think sunbrella fabic would be good,just did not have it in this brand i ordered.
07-01-2018 02:52 PM
I like dark fabrics that are closely woven. You don't want to be replacing expensive couches annually so why not pick a style that has removeable, washable slipcovers?
07-01-2018 02:54 PM
Sorry.... I have to disagree about leather. If you touch leather with your fingernail the wrong way it will show a scratch mark. Imagine what a dog or cat would do to it. Probably a tight weave fabric is your best bet.
07-01-2018 03:24 PM - edited 07-01-2018 03:32 PM
I have a cat and a dog and bought a new Sherrill sofa a few years ago. It's a tightly woven fabric in taupe. I wanted a lighter colored sofa than what I had. It has held up well and doesn't get dirty. I did have it Scotchguarded. Your situation may be different, but I've been happy with the taupe color and the fabric.
07-01-2018 03:25 PM - edited 07-01-2018 03:27 PM
@Shanus First of all select a washable fabric (preferably slip covers) and when you get it home spray with Scotchguard to protect from stains and spills. Believe it or not, I purchased my sofa from IKEA. It is slip covered, looks like I got it from Pottery Barn. The style of the sofa is 3 cushion seats and back plus the roll arms and I first chose off white and later purchased replacement slip covers for $40 at IKEA in khaki. This sofa looks well in my contemporary home or it could work in country or other styles. The Scotchguard worked because I spilled something and there was no trace of it. My sofa is very comfortable seating at it was $399. I believe the price is the same now. Was is really nice is the cushions bounce back up and do not flaten out. Oh, yes, I use to spend $2,000 on a sofa and for what. I don't own it now so I learned my lession. You have to assemble but it is basic placing I have a cat and never had problems with her claws. Best purchase I ever made. I think the name of it is Ektrop or something like that.
07-01-2018 03:53 PM
I'm enjoying reading the posts here. My go to used to be leather, but over the years my vegan lifestyle determines a lot of decisions that previously were not considered. So I'm also looking for a fabric sofa. I want something comfy, with high loose back cushions, large (probably L shaped), and the kind of sofa that feels like down (but definitely not down). I have been looking for awhile. The easy part is the color, a taupey-grey. @Shanus I'm also looking for dog proof, but our 6 pound four-legged kid hardly makes a dent.
07-01-2018 03:56 PM
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