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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sofa covers, anyone use one like this?

Has anyone used a sofa cover like the one at the link below? I am moving to a new place with my girlfriend and she has a leather sofa and recliner. These are quite expensive and I would feel terrible if my cats scratched them up. I am looking for the best option to protect the leather. I've also read on other forums that some cats do nothing to leather, while others will scratch it up. I want to be on the safe side.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 10:11 AM
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I wouldn't think that would help much, as it only covers the seat, arms and front of the backrest. What about the sides and the back? I would get a full seat cover if you're worried about it.

Most cats ignore leather, but it's a big risk given how expensive leather is!
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My main concern is the top of the sofa, where your headrest. My cats tend to lounge in that area. I might just try to find a nice size throw.

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If your cat is anything like mine, the section he'd be most prone to scratch are the vertical posts along each edge, which in this picture aren't covered. Actually, that's the only place he would scratch, and it's consistent from piece of furniture to piece of furniture.


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If your cat is anything like mine, the section he'd be most prone to scratch are the vertical posts along each edge, which in this picture aren't covered. Actually, that's the only place he would scratch, and it's consistent from piece of furniture to piece of furniture.
That's where Harli likes to scratch too. I took the arm protectors and turned them sideways to cover the front. Maybe you could make your own? Otherwise I just put a throw across the cushions (not necessary but it catches most of the cat hair)


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I have leather furniture and I used to keep it covered with these types of covers: Sofa Slipcovers | Sofa Covers | Furniture Slipcovers | Sure Fit

Then, one Christmas, we decided to take the covers off so company would get the full benefit of the furniture. We discovered hundreds of tiny pin-prick holes all over the arms, back, and a few other choice places. They never actually scratched the furniture, they just jumped on it and then claws would go through the covers and mark the furniture.

IMO, you can get the cover you want, but if you want to ensure 100% that the furniture won't be damaged, your best bet is to get soft paws, but you will have to replace them religiously.
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