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Pets and Leather Furniture

Question:

 really love leather furniture but we have pets. Two dogs and a cat to be precise. I just don't know how leather would stand up under those conditions. Would the Bonded or Bi-Cast leathers be better or should I stick to fabric?

 

Smitty's Solution:

Leather is a very durable covering and will stand up well in a busy space but it's not indestructible. It is great for cleaning the pet hair and dog drool but could mark from their claws. Dog claws are not as sharp as cats and if your cat likes to sharpen its claws on the furniture it will leave marks. Top grain leather is much stronger than Bonded or Bi-Cast leathers and I would recommend it over the latter. I have had leather in my home for many years and have always had dogs in my house. Never have I had an issue with them but you would know your pets personality better than I. If your pet is not overly rambunctious on the furniture I would say go for the leather and just keep them off of it or put down a throw if they are going to curl up on it with you.

The "4FORMS" collection would be a great choice. There are 4 arms styles to choose from and they come in modular pieces so you can configure it to fit your room and lifestyle. They have many leather grades and colours to pick from and best of all they are Canadian made!

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

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