Pets & Kids
Prepare for the unpredictable.
We get a lot of customers that want advice on two elements that give finding furniture a particular context: Kids and pets. The spills. The dirt stains. The wear and tear. Kids and pets are the best, bringing so much joy into our lives. But they also aren't the best at taking care of furniture.
To help out with this common quest, we've put together some tips on how to choose kid and pet friendly. Take a look at what you can do to minimize the risks involved with all our little favorite friends.
Fabrics - the first line of defense.
- Cleaning Code & Rub Count: Choose a fabric that has a WS cleaning code. That means you can use water or dry cleaning solvent to clean up the inevitable messes coming your way. And the higher the rub count, the more it stands up to abrasion. Go with 30,000 plus to be safe. In the customizer, you can filter for these fabrics from the dropdown Type.
- Thickness: We recommend using thick fabrics since they tend to wear better and hold up to stress.
- Texture: Choose a fabric that doesn't have a very noticeable texture. Since its smooth, nails or toys won't get caught to tear the weave.
- Color: Lighter colors usually show stains more, as well as fabrics that are one solid color. We recommend choosing fabrics that are a little darker in tone, and are multicolored.
- Solid Wood: We use only solid wood for our furniture. It not only looks beautiful, but one benefit is that if there is any damage to the surface, it can be sanded and refinished if needed.
- Buttons: They can add a nice touch, but are also something that can be fun for a child or pet to pull right out.
- Height of the Sofa or Sectional: We recommend going with legs that are 2-5". If it's too low, it might be tough to find food and toys under there. If it's too high, you're more likely to have an inviting space to try and stash all kinds of surprises.