5 Things to Look For When Choosing A Pet Sofa

Enough with scratches, spills and furs on your sofa? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when picking the perfect pet sofa. You can too enjoy company of your beloved pets while keeping your living room clean and stylish!

1. Durability is Key

Pets can be rough on furniture, so look for a pet sofa made from durable materials that can withstand scratching, chewing, and general wear and tear. You want a pet sofa that can stand up to even the rowdiest of pets.

One key indicator you can note is "Martindale Test", it is an industry-standard method used to assess the durability and abrasion resistance of fabric. It involves subjecting the fabric to a mechanical rubbing action, simulating the wear and tear that occurs during everyday use. The number of rubs a fabric can endure before showing signs of wear is measured in Martindale rubs. See video here.

Number of rubs General purpose
10,000 or less Decorative use
10,000 - 20,000 Light domestic use
20,000 - 25,000 General domestic use
25,000 - 30,000 Heavy domestic use
30,000 or more Commercial use

2. Easy to Clean

Let's face it, pets can be messy. Look out for a pet sofa with removable, washable covers or materials that are easy to wipe down. Meaning that the fabric should be scratch resistant, stain resistant, water resistant and hair repellent.

You'll thank yourself later when your pet decides to roll around in the mud and then plop down on the sofa.

3. Fabric Safety

Ensuring the safety of not just a pet sofa, but a sofa in general is a must-do because our sofas get a lot of love! With all the snuggling, flopping, and lounging, we want to make sure that the fabric we're cozying up to is gentle on our skin and safe for everyone in the household, furry friends included.

Plus, who wants to worry about flammable materials when you're just trying to chill after a long day?

4. Right Level of Comfort

Both you and your pet deserves a cozy place to relax, so make sure the pet sofa you choose is comfortable and supportive. Pet sofas with plush feather cushions or memory foam to ensure maximal comfort.

Best is if the pet sofa offers customisation. With varying ratio of feather-to-sponge, you can freely adjust the ideal softness that is best for you.

5. Style and Design

Just because it's a pet sofa doesn't mean it has to be an eyesore. Don't compromise and choose one that fits your home's aesthetic and complements your existing furniture. Your pet will appreciate a stylish sofa just as much as you do.

So there you have it, 5 things to consider when choosing the perfect pet sofa. With these tips in mind, you'll be sure to find a sofa that both you and your furry friend will love.

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