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Cat resistent sofas for home theater in basement

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Jan 11, 2007
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Cat resistent sofas for home theater in basement

my garbage leather sofas are peeling due to the cats and the fact its garbage leather so ready to pitch them out.

I want a suitable replacement, perhaps a wood or metal frame that will be very unattractive for them to claw at. Anyone have any experience/recommendations?

I need a nice long L shaped sofa or two that sets up in front of a home theater TV setup!
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Dec 26, 2017
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As long as you don’t mind the appearance just put strips of double sided tape on the popular spots (corners and top). Cats don’t like this and will not scratch, I’d also recommend getting a couple cat scratchers since they will need somewhere to do it.
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Don’t believe your sofa is leather
It’s most likely pleather / vinyl
Lots of cheap sofas are sold as leather *
But in reality only a few bits are leather
And the rest is dyed to match pleather / vinyl = plastic
And ya that crap will peel
REAL Leather made from full hides doesn’t peel ... but the finish might
Again on an el cheapo product
Quality Leather is a different product, and dyed differently ... so the colour is throughout the hide

* My guess is you have a semi Leather sofa from The Brick (What they call “bonded leather” )
They were extremely negligent in telling their Customers what they actually were purchasing
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton ... -1.2686015
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bonded-l ... ch-564409/
https://www.thestar.com/business/2013/0 ... seman.html

Just ONE MORE reason not to buy @ The Brick
As the news articles state ... 90% of the furniture store complaints filed in Canada, are against The Brick
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Easy to keep cats from destroying furniture. Put things nearby that they'll scratch instead, like cardboard scratching boards, cat scratching posts, etc. It won't guarantee they won't run and pivot from the couch, but it'll deter them.
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I have this from IKEA, it's a series so search for other styles, but you can basically make it into whichever style you want. The material is like a thicker jean material and my cats don't seem to care for it, despite destroying the previous suede couch. The good thing about the IKEA options, is that you can buy a second set of material and store it away, when the time comes if the cats destory it, swap it out and you have a new couch again. You can also buy just the sections that the cats seem to be interested in, and replace them when destroyed without having to replace the whole couch.


https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/vimle-sect ... s19284961/
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coriolis wrote: Easy to keep cats from destroying furniture. Put things nearby that they'll scratch instead, like cardboard scratching boards, cat scratching posts, etc. It won't guarantee they won't run and pivot from the couch, but it'll deter them.
I'll take that guarantee... we had a cat and no amount of scratch posts stopped it from clawing at things.
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Depends on cat. Our 2 Ragdolls learned quickly not to scratch furniture. Rugs are another issue.
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