What is the best fabric for pets?

When it comes to choosing furniture for your home, there are a lot of factors to consider. From style and comfort to durability and cost, there's a lot to take into account. However, if you're a pet owner, there's one more thing to consider: pet-friendly fabrics.

Pets can be tough on furniture. They shed, scratch, and sometimes even have accidents on your upholstery. This is why it's important to choose fabrics that are durable, easy to clean, and resistant to pet hair and stains.

One popular pet-friendly fabric is microsuede. This synthetic material is known for its durability and resistance to stains. It's also easy to clean, making it a great choice for homes with pets. Microfiber is also a great option for pet owners who suffer from allergies, as it is less likely to trap pet dander and hair.

Leather is another popular pet-friendly fabric. It's a durable material that can withstand scratches and stains. It's also relatively easy to clean and maintain, making it a great option for homes with pets. Although it is usually more expensive than other fabrics, we have plenty of vegan leather (leatherette) alternative options to choose from! See our list of vegan leather options here.

Another great option is Crypton fabric. This high-performance fabric is designed to resist spills, stains, and odors, making it a great choice for homes with pets. It's also easy to clean and maintain, and it comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Another option is Sunbrella fabric, it is specially designed for outdoor use, but it can also be great for indoor use, it is highly resistant to water, mildew, and fading, making it a great choice for pet owners who want to use it for outdoor furniture or for indoor furniture that may get wet.

When it comes to pet-friendly fabrics, it's also important to consider the color. Darker colors tend to hide pet hair and stains better than lighter colors, so they're a great option for homes with pets. However, it's still important to choose a fabric that is easy to clean and maintain.

In conclusion, choosing pet-friendly fabrics for your furniture is an important consideration for pet owners. Microsuede, leather, Crypton, and Sunbrella are all great options that are durable, easy to clean, and resistant to pet hair and stains. It's also important to choose darker colors that hide pet hair and stains better than lighter colors. With the right fabrics, you can enjoy your furniture for years to come, even with your furry friends by your side. Check out our custom upholstery options page here!

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Canada. We are a tight-knit community of over 38 million united by our shared values & high standards. As a Canadian-owned company aiming to offer some of the finest home furniture handcrafted in Canada, we strive to reflect those values. Since 1986, our family has been an integral part of Canada’s furniture industry as a distributor of imports to small businesses and eventually large national chains. However, our passion for all things Canadian and supporting the local economy led us to establish CanadianFurniture.ca as a sister company, carrying the same industry reputation and offering some of the finest home furniture handcrafted in Canada.

            The roots of our brand stem back to the manufacturing of bed frames and headboards in Mississauga, Ontario years ago. Starting with a small, family-based operation, we had gradually established a reputation within the local market of Toronto & the Greater Toronto Area for producing high quality platform beds locally from scratch. As our manufacturing operation continued to grow, we began delivering our pieces further beyond the borders of Ontario to make our beds accessible throughout the nation. This enabled us to explore the idea of offering a more diverse line of products, leading to the expansion of our manufacturing operations to produce benches and ottomans, as well as team up with a number of local manufacturers to provide a wide variety of offerings to Canadians. Eventually, we were able to establish a reputation for putting our customers first, specializing in made to order & customizable home goods.

            Today, our brand offers a curated collection of Canadian-made home furnishings & decor while retaining our in-house manufacturing roots. We know furniture shopping can be difficult, which is why we offer delivery throughout Canada and are driven to help you design your dream home. From BC to NS, Canada, we’ve got you covered.