dog friendly upholstery--does it really exist?
I have heard and read so much conflicting information on selecting upholstery that is "dog friendly."
*Sunbrella is great./ No it is terrible and will pill when your dogs scratch it.
*Leather is great, especially lower grade leather that doesn't scratch easily. No it is terrible and if your dog pees on it watch out!
*Microfiber (like ultrasuede and sinsuede) is great. No it is thinner than other polyester fabrics and doesn't wear very well.
*Heavy duty polyester upholstery is great especially if it can withstand 60,000 rubs or more (this is some standard used in the furniture industry that I don't really understand).
My goal is to find a mid grade fabric that can withstand some scratching and occasional accidents (I have older dogs--the biggest one weighs 10 lbs). I want to buy 5088-03
Sofa from the Lee Industries. Now we just need to select a fabric. Any advice would be appreciated.