Pets at home: learn how to keep the sofa safe and in perfect condition – Casa e Jardim

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Pets at home: learn how to keep the sofa safe and in perfect condition – Casa e Jardim

When buying a new sofa, consider fabrics with closed weaves to prevent your pet's nails from causing any kind of damage (Photo: Reproduction/Shoptime)

When buying a new sofa, consider fabrics with closed weaves to prevent your pet’s nails from causing any kind of damage (Photo: Reproduction/Shoptime)

Anyone who has a pet knows: sofas and armchairs are some of the pets’ favorite places. For this reason, the ideal is that the fabrics used in these furniture are resistant and easy to clean. Next, check out the tips prepared by Shoptime to keep sofas and armchairs safe and in perfect condition.

fabric choice

When buying a new sofa, consider fabrics with closed weaves to prevent your pet’s nails from causing any kind of damage. In addition, for upholstery with lighter fabrics, bet on waterproofing, especially when the animals are still young and are adapting to the home environment. Next, check out fabrics that are recommended for homes with pets.

Leather: it is odor resistant and does not attract pet hair. And even if the hairs accumulate in the crevices of the furniture, you can easily remove them using a vacuum cleaner.

Grosgrain: waterproof fabric in a short time – this means that, if it gets wet, it dries right away. It is an extremely easy to wash and resistant material. Also, cats’ nails can’t fray it.

Acquablock: Made of polyester and cotton, this fabric is waterproof and resistant to cat scratches. In addition, it is able to withstand the action of the sun and repel water. Another advantage is that its touch is almost like a normal fabric – it is nothing like waterproof and plasticized fabrics.

Crypton: It has a non-porous surface and is used in hotels and healthcare facilities because of its durability. Easy to clean, it has the characteristic of being resistant to stains and odors caused by animals, as well as repelling moisture, mold and bacteria.

Cotton twills and canvas: as they are made with cotton, they do not retain heat or moisture. Its weft is tightly closed, which makes it difficult for the pet to pull threads and ruin the material.

Suedes and ultrasuedes: These fabrics are made from polyester and have a soft feel that resembles suede.

Nautical fabric: specially developed for outdoor areas, it is often found in pool and balcony furniture.

Cleaning

For households with pets, vacuuming can be more frequent in order to eliminate the hair that spreads in all corners. It is also recommended to use blankets to cover areas where cats or dogs climb.

airy spaces

To prevent any type of odor in the fabrics, always keep the spaces ventilated so that the air circulates naturally, especially in homes with pets. Another tip is to use odor neutralizers.

Training

You will find products on the market developed with a lot of technology and efficiency to assist in the training period of your dog or cat. These materials help disperse animals from some areas, making your home odor free.

Toys

Toys soothe, help improve the perception and concentration of pets and even take their attention away from the items in your home that you don’t want them to mess up.

– Check here how to combine armchair and sofa in the living room

Why not stop by Shoptime to choose an armchair or sofa for your living room? You can buy on the website or download the Shoptime app from the main smartphone app stores, which has exclusive discounts and allows you to track the status of your delivery, in addition to many other advantages.

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