Cats+Couch = Happiness?
December 21, 2011 6:19 AM Subscribe
We have a $1500 budget for a new couch. We also have two boisterous longhair cats. What type of couch will survive them better, leather or something with slipcovers?
posted by odayoday to home & garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We had a leather couch a friend gave us, and it was great because the cat hair didn't stick to it, however although they didn't intentionally scratch it, sometimes when they would run around chasing each other they would launch off of the couch, leaving small scratches and puncture marks. We were thinking that having a slipcover option might help with that, but then we'll be dealing with constantly rolling/vacuuming fur off the couch. We've looked at an Ashley Furniture all-leather sectional (I think it's the "Palmer" and Pottery Barn comfort slipcovered sectional. Has anyone had experiences, positive or negative with either of those and cats? Any other ideas that we haven't considered? We do clip their nails, but not as often as we probably should.