Best Upholstery/Fabric for Dogs?
I've decided its time to buy a new sofa. I have two dogs, a beagle and a labrador retriever. They are both allowed onto the sofas. The beagle doesn't shed much, but the lab...not sure how he still has fur with all the shedding he does.
Our current couch is a woven, tweedy kind of fabric that I've grown to hate. It's super easy to pick and pull threads. Once the beagle discovered this, it became a favorite pasttime for him. :-) I bought slipcovers, which I now hate even more than the original fabric.
So, to get to the point, what fabric should I look for on the new couch that won't pick or run easily, and will be reasonably easy to remove dog hair from? The current fabric gets the hair woven into it, and vacuuming is not enough. I have to pick out each hair by hand- no fun.
I was thinking of a microfiber, because it seemed that the hair wouldn't get buried in the fabric. I also like chenilles, but am afraid they would snag. Suggestions?