The United States has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world. Around 67% of households here have pets. That’s 85 million families! Homeowners have to take their pets into consideration when making changes around the home. You have to carefully consider sofa fabric, carpet fibers, upholstery, curtains, other furniture pieces, and general décor too.
The number one concern when you have pets around the house is stains, pet fur, and odors. Having said that, here are some pet-friendly fabrics to consider around your home:
Canvas is such a great option for homes with pets. It’s incredibly durable and cost-efficient too. If you’re not too keen on having sofas and other upholstered furniture made of canvas, you can always have canvas slipcovers added; this makes it easier to toss in the washing machine when it gets dirty. The tightly woven fabric prevents your pet’s claws from getting stuck too.
Denim first became popular among blue collar workers since the fabric was thick and wouldn’t wear or as easily. Denim holds this reputation to date and is now incorporated into interior décor as well.
Its rustic look is perfect in modern homes or ranch-style homes. The tight weave of this fabric makes it easy to vacuum pet hair, while the deep tone is more forgiving to stains.
Outdoor fabrics are brilliant at resisting moisture, making them odor resistant. They are also stain resistant and fend off bacteria too. You won’t have to worry about pet dander, paw prints, or other stains on the sofa since they’re easy to clean.
Synthetic microfiber is a finely woven fabric that wears like a dream. It doesn’t tear easily and your pup won’t be able to scratch it. The best part about microfiber is that you can easily and swiftly remove pet fur with a lint brush. Use soap and water to remove any stains left behind by your furry friend.
Custom Sofa Co. is an Oakland-based company launched by Diego and Damian. We strive to provide high quality and fully customizable sofas to clients.
Our custom made sofas are locally made with high quality materials. We offer clients a wide selection of colors, textures and styles to choose from.
Our seat cushions have a life expectancy of 12 to 18 years, in comparison to the regular 1 to 3 years. We also provide a 10 year guarantee on our sofas!
Visit our website to view our gallery for sample styles, or call (510) 316-4434 to speak with our representatives.