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I need opinions. What is the best furniture upholstery when living with pets? Very furry pets. The constant vacuuming of hair is a bigger pain to me than cleaning off pawprints. I don't care what you use, there is always some hair that gets woven down in the fabric and will not come off.<br><br>
Any pet-tough, not too costly suggestions? Does anyone have experience with leatherette?
 

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I'm curious as to what you find out.<br><br>
I gave up long ago and decided to just live with pet fur on my couch, losing battle and all.
 

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I tried going the slipcover route but it didn't work too well. The one I bought is a royal pain to put on for one thing. Plus it's ugly, but then I was just shopping by price as usual. It's also too big to fit in my washer and I don't get to the Laundromat enough to keep it presentable, so I gave up. Maybe when I get a new couch I should just spend a bit more and get a couple decent slip covers. I'd still love to find a non-leather upholstery that's not a hair magnet, however. When I do an on-line search the most common answer is high-grade leather. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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i have this piece of furniture that's some sort of microfiber. it reminds me of suede both in look and feel. the fur comes off if you brush it with your fingers or if i use my awesome rubber vacuum attachment. also, the colour is a light blueish and the hairs aren't very noticeable (black, white, grey, brown, and orange)
 

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I have a pleather couch, and it is great for no pet hair, but it feels so cold in winter and hot in summer, so I use throws and big pillows, which attract the dog hair, ha. Easier to launder, though, than slipcovers.
 

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I had to replace my two sofas with faux leather chairs, they are much easier to keep clean as I can wipe off paw prints or cat fur with a damp cloth.
 

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Leatherette would get a lot of holes in it from claws. My Mum won't let her cat on her leather sofa because of this. I don't think there'd be anything that would be comfortable as well as hair repellant. I've just resigned myself to a life of furry furniture. Maybe the best thing to do would be to get faux fur sofas - you wouldn't be able to tell the real fur from the fake. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I don't live with any cats, but my dachshund is always digging on the faux leather for some reason! So far it has held up, but I can see cat claws being a big issue. :0
 

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^ My cats don't scratch the chairs although I have an enormous cat scratching post in my living room so that must help.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<a href="http://furniture.about.com/od/buyingfurniture/qt/pe52609ts.htm" target="_blank">http://furniture.about.com/od/buying.../pe52609ts.htm</a>
 

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i have this piece of furniture that's some sort of microfiber. it reminds me of suede both in look and feel. the fur comes off if you brush it with your fingers or if i use my awesome rubber vacuum attachment. also, the colour is a light blueish and the hairs aren't very noticeable (black, white, grey, brown, and orange)</div>
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We have a microfiber couch. It does vacuum and come clean well, but it does collect the hair. It might not be so noticeable if my couch wasn't dark brown and my dogs white.
 

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my pug is black, my couch is brown, so i tuck a pretty flannel sheet around the cushions and it really helps. easy to wash and better than a slipcover.
 

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I'm not worried about the hair. I'm worried about my bunny chewing the furniture. When he first moved in with me, the couch was already getting old, so I didn't care so much when he chewed the corners of it. I just put a cover over it. But I'd like to buy a new couch some day, and I don't know how to do that without it getting badly damaged in the first day after I bring it home.<br><br>
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Best couches I ever had for not gathering cat and dog fur were tapestry weave. However, I have gotten to the point where I will not have furniture whose covers I can't remove and wash. I have chairs from Ikea with removeable microsuede covers - athough fur sticks a bit (a damp rag wipes it off), it is THE toughest, most easily washable fabric. I won't tell you what all it has experienced without a lasting stain. For a couch, I will never again have one that's not either a futon or a daybed - I put a waterproof mattress pad under the removable, washable cover, and again I go with microsuede because it's impervious to claws and stains.
 

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Two words. Bed bugs.<br><br>
Plus I know what's been done to my couch. I don't want a stranger's used couch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I just put bed sheets on my couch. It's not real stylish for sure, but if I have company coming I just remove the sheet to reveal a perfectly clean, pet hair free couch.
 

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Two words. Bed bugs.<br><br>
Plus I know what's been done to my couch. I don't want a stranger's used couch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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What about a relative or a friend? Do you know any that are getting rid of their couches?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I just put bed sheets on my couch. It's not real stylish for sure, but if I have company coming I just remove the sheet to reveal a perfectly clean, pet hair free couch.</div>
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I do this as well. It's so much easier than constantly taking out the lint roller and dust buster to remove all the dog hairs.
 

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I just put bed sheets on my couch. It's not real stylish for sure, but if I have company coming I just remove the sheet to reveal a perfectly clean, pet hair free couch.</div>
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I used to do that. My problem child tore up every single spare sheet I had, however.<br><br>
I live with bad, bad dogs.
 

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I've had good luck with this sofa and loveseat. The photo is from the website where I bought it. It is a sueded microfiber.<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=b247fa177bbac1d669ab06e98cf0c925&attachmentid=17182" title="">Attachment 17182</a><br><br>
This is the description:<br><br><b>Santa Fe Saddle</b><br>
Plush, Rustic Sofa and Loveseat with a Leather-Like "Bomber Jacket" Suede Cloth, Nail-Head Trim, Contrasting Bolster Pillows and Wood Bun Feet.<br><br>
The only issue I have had in almost 3 years is Maximus had a meltdown one day and took one of the back cushions and tore off the zipper and pulled out stuffing (easily fixed by an upholsterer). Both pieces have held up well to 4 boisterous woofers.<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/cd/cd40e98d_vbattach17182.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/cd/525x525px-LL-cd40e98d_vbattach17182.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:340px;"></a>
 
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