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01-07-2013 09:04 PM
Scarlettsmom If you are not into the sofa for a huge amount of money, it should be fine. Honestly, I think the fact that we got 13 years out of our set WITH two big dogs and many moves is sufficient for what we paid. I just want our set to last until we leave this house...the furniture will not leave with us.
01-07-2013 07:42 PM
Mr & Mrs Kirkley I found out from an employee at the furniture store that the couch I want to buy is not surface leather. It's called durablend leather and the dura stands for durable. So hopefully it will hold up well.
01-06-2013 07:36 PM
doggiedad throw some sheets or blankets over the funiture. lift
the pillows and arch them against the back of the sofa.
rehome the sofa.
01-06-2013 07:30 PM
Mr & Mrs Kirkley So is a leather blend is a bad idea?
01-06-2013 05:06 PM
JakodaCD OA I had an Italian leather sofa/loveseat/chairs for "years",,dogs all over it, never got a claw mark /toe thru it, cats on the other hand if they use it for a scratching post the cats can ruin it before a dog ever will.
01-06-2013 05:06 PM
msvette2u We got cheap vinyl from Big Lots. It was less than $500 for couch and loveseat.
We do not let the dogs up there.
We have ample bedding for them including nest style beds, etc., on the floor, and they are staying down there.
This is because of a few things, 1) big dogs over 30lb. don't belong on the couch anyway, 2) the dogs destroyed my last couch/loveseat set and 3) being on couch and jumping down are bad for Doxie backs.
They like piling up on the floor anyway, curled up in their nest beds.
01-06-2013 04:53 PM
huntergreen i like wood furniture with cushions, just replace the cushions every 5or 6 years.
01-06-2013 04:31 PM
Scarlettsmom If you get leather, make sure it is all leather...not just bonded leather (leather bonded to a "pleather" base). Our all leather couch has gotten a couple of scratches which I am able to just use shoe polish to fix. Our bonded leather couch has taken a HUGE beating. Granted, I bought it in 2000, moved it internationally and three times across the USA and we've had several dogs jumping on it the whole time we have owned it. It IS starting to show severe wear and we'll probably keep it a few more years and get a full leather sofa and loveseat next. I would also get a darker finish. My poor "mushroom" colored sofa looks really dirty now too. To get it clean would require more elbow grease than I can muster. I just spot clean the muddy spots as needed.
01-06-2013 04:18 PM
arycrest I've have a USED heavy English leather couch and two chairs that I bought in 1988 ... they've been thru 13 dogs (Bo wasn't allowed to get on furniture) and are still in usable condition ... the couch is about ready for replacement.
01-06-2013 04:15 PM
m1953 We have leather for that very reason,, unlike vinyl, leather is very tough and Nala's claws don't damage it at all. We do try to keep her off of the couch though. Leather is very easy to vacuum the dog hair off.
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