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Is a leather sofa a bad idea?

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RikersBeard Sat 09-Feb-13 08:27:27

We are looking for a new sofa, and a really wanted a leather one due to 2 small children.

But I also have 2 cats. They are not particularly scratchy, but will occasionally have a go at doormat/carpet. They have access to outside with lots of trees and a scratching post.

One of them destroyed a leather bag of mine once though, seemed to really like the feel of it. And I'm worried it would only take one little go, or even a "stretch" smile to mark the leather. So would fabric be better?

TwirlyCat Sat 09-Feb-13 09:32:03

I would go for fabric. Our cats have destroyed our leather dining room chairs. Once they start to rough up the leather it encourages them to do it all the more.

RikersBeard Sat 09-Feb-13 10:49:28

Yes I am afraid you might be right

No wipe-clean sofa for me sad
Still, fabric is cheaper

<cheers up>

TheSilveryPussycat Sat 09-Feb-13 14:16:43

it's our fabric one that our cat rips. Leaves the leather one alone!

WhatKindofFool Sun 10-Feb-13 23:45:01

My leather sofas are wrecked by the cats and so is my fabric one..... Orange boxes or stools maybe?

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