The Best Furniture Materials for Pet Owners
The key to co-living with your pets
Our furry friends bring boundless joy and companionship to our lives, but they can also bring a fair share of challenges, especially to our furniture. Enter the world of pet-friendly sofas, where style meets durability. But what are they exactly?
Pet-friendly sofas are sofas upholstered with extremely durable, scratch-resistant, water repellent fabrics. In this article, we'll explore how our top tier Israeli pet-friendly fabric and leather can withstand the challenges of life with pets.
The Fabric That Stands Up to It All: Over 200,000 Martindale
One standout feature of our pet-friendly upholsteries to note is that it achieves over 200,000 Martindale rubs. But what exactly does the Martindale test measure, and why is it crucial for pet-friendly furniture?
Understanding the Martindale Test
The Martindale test 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.
|10,000 or less
|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
A fabric that achieves over 200,000 Martindale rubs is exceptionally durable and designed to withstand heavy use. This makes it an ideal choice for households with pets. Even the most active dogs and playful cats will find it a challenge to damage or wear out a sofa upholstered in such robust fabric.
Our Pet-Friendly Sofas
Most of our sofas can be upholstered with top tier pet-friendly fabrics made in Israel. They are
Safe for babies (Oeko-Tex 100 Class 1: every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and certified harmless for babies’ health)
We have 2 upholstery options for our pet-friendly sofas:
|52% acrylic, 26% polyamide, 15% polyester, 7% cotton
|37% acrylic, 26% polyamide, 23% polyester, 14% cotton