By Aliza Seals. Cat Furniture. Published at Friday, March 02nd, 2018 - 08:58:29 AM.
There are many different types of cat furniture, made from such a variety of materials, that shopping for cat furniture can be confusing. Which materials are better? What design is the most stable? What size should I buy? Which style would my cat like? In this article, I'll try to help you answer these questions so you can make a more informed buying decision.
For platforms and weight-bearing walls in enclosures, manufacturers generally utilize either plywood or pressboard (also known as particle board). Pressboard is fiber pulp that is mixed with a chemical adhesive to create a smooth, uniform board. Plywood is manufactured by gluing thin layers of wood together, resulting in a board that is actually stronger than solid wood of the same thickness.
Cat Furniture Coverings : In the past, most cat furniture was covered with carpet. This was a good choice, because it looks good, and it offers a material that cats obviously like to scratch. Some of the cat furniture manufactured today, especially hand-made models, still use carpet. Most carpeting today contains fabric loops. Unfortunately, after thousands of scratches, cat claws can cut through these loops, resulting in unsightly and messy shredding. You've probably seen this yourself.
Some Common Cat Furniture, One of the most common and essential cat furniture that cat owners should have is litter boxes which help manage the litter of their pets. Another important piece of furniture designed for cats are cat trees. They provide cats with scratching posts so that they will not scratch your furniture at home. Cat trees also provide your cat with a playground which can make his stay in your home more fun while you are away at work.
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