Cat Hair Resistant Materials
If you own cats, you’ve probably experienced moments when you felt as though cat hair was engulfing your home. Cat hair is everywhere—on the carpet, on blankets, on couches, and—worst of all—flying through the air in the kitchen!
And no matter how diligently you clean it, during the shedding season it seems like the hair pile remains unchanged every day, just like the character in the movie “Groundhog Day”!
When purchasing new items for your home, consider furniture and other items that are resistant to cat hair in terms of texture, color, and substance if you want to make your life easier.
This will make home upkeep simpler and help keep your house tidy for a longer period of time.
What Material Does Not Pick up Cat Hair?
The best material that will not attract cat hair is a fabric that has a tight weave. Cat fur will not stick to the smooth surface of tight-knit materials and it will be easily shaken off or removed.
Additionally, it’s better for the material’s color to match your cat’s fur in order to cover the cat’s hair as much as possible. Since you can’t truly plan your life around your cat, it’s better to pick neutral colors like grey or cream when purchasing new items for your home.
One thing I’ve seen is that, in the majority of situations at least, cat owners have cats that somehow match their desired color, so the color matching will happen organically.
In order to mix the cat’s hair into the material and make it less noticeable, it is suggested to use lighter material colors rather than brown or dark ones if your cat is white.
Fabric that Does Not Attract Cat Hair
Here are some of the best choices with a short explanation beneath each fabric:
Tightly Woven Cotton
Natural cotton fibers make for an extremely high-quality, breathable, and hypoallergenic fabric. Tightly woven cotton is the best kind to use for resisting cat hair.
If you’re interested in learning more about how well cotton works with cats, please read the link below for a more thorough explanation:
Inside this post about cat hair-resistant bedding there is extensive research on why cotton is the perfect cat-proof material.
The fact that microfiber has a very smooth surface and no loops makes it ideal for cats because cat hair can be easily removed from it.
I must warn you, however, that because microfiber is made of polyester, it may (although not always, in a humid atmosphere) have a static charge that attracts cat hair. On the other hand, cat hair is quite simple to remove, so having microfiber in a home with pets strikes a good balance.
Additionally, microfiber is resistant to claw marks, making it the ideal material for any pet owner. It is made of an extremely sturdy material that requires little upkeep. Just be sure you choose a thick, high-quality microfiber.
For pet owners, microsuede is the ultimate material. It is comparable to imitation leather, which has all the positive traits of leather but is much more reasonably priced. It is made of millions of very small polyester microfibers that are woven together. This gives it a very soft surface, which makes it the best fabric for cat hair.
Cat hair does not adhere to the surface’s smoothness, deterring cats from scratching it. By simply wiping them with a wet sponge or vacuuming them, cat hair can be easily removed. This material is incredibly inexpensive and exceedingly simple to maintain. Check out all the great things about microsuede, such as how cheap it is, how it doesn’t attract stains and how long it lasts.
Cat hair really doesn’t stick to leather; it just glides right off. Cat hair will not, under any circumstances, adhere to leather. But you have to be careful to buy excellent quality and genuine leather, which we all know can be rather pricey (as there always seems to be a but in life). Cat scratches are the reason for purchasing genuine leather. Real leather will be durable and difficult to scratch, but anything less may be vulnerable to cat scratches, which can be noticeable and difficult to fix.
Every few months, leather may also need to be maintained with cleaner and conditioner. In conclusion, leather is a natural material that has many advantages, and if you can afford it, it’s a terrific choice for a home with cats or dogs.
FAQ About Cat Proof Material
Do Cats Destroy Microfiber?
No, microfibre is one of the materials that can withstand cat claws the best. This is due to the fabric’s smooth surface and tightly woven weave, which deters cats from scratching it in the first place because there is nothing for their claws to latch onto. Because of this, microfiber is undesirable for cat nail care, and cats typically just like lounging and sleeping on microfiber.
In most circumstances, if you add other distractions like cat scratchers, you won’t have any problems with your cat damaging your microfiber couch. You can also cover your couches with things that cats can’t scratch, so you can be sure they won’t ruin your microfiber furniture.
On a personal note, I should mention that I am completely smitten with microfiber (specifically, I can’t get enough microfiber blankets), and I believe every cat lover will concur that this material is just so soft and warm-just like our ideal kitties-and as an added bonus, cats also adore it a lot:). Me, the cat, and the microfiber blanket make the ideal trio.
Does Cat Hair Stick to Velvet?
Velvet is a dense, short-piled surface with a velvety touch. You should know that velvet used to be made of silk, but now it can also be made of synthetic fibers, cotton, wool, linen, and even linen.
Cat hair does not stick to silk, cotton, or linen, but wool and synthetic fabrics do not do as well. As a result, it actually depends on the substance used to make the velvet.
However, even if cat hair does have a tendency to remain on your velvet furniture, the good news is that because the surface is flat, it is quite simple to brush it off.
Velvet is one of the best fabrics for cat owners because it is resistant to cat claws and easy to clean of cat hair.
And velvet is simply so lovely to have in the house; it just elevates the overall setting, adding a touch of luxury and warmth as well as a hint of mystery. How could anyone not adore owning a velvet couch and lounging on it with their cat?
Does Cat Hair Stick to Microfiber?
Unlike silk fiber, microfiber is constructed of extremely fine and thin synthetic fiber. Depending on what it’s going to be used for, microfiber can have any of the following qualities: softness, toughness, absorbency, water repellency, electrostatics, and the ability to filter.
Knowing that microfiber is a very sturdy material and more stain-resistant than other fabrics is helpful for cat owners. It also has a very beneficial property that makes it relatively water resistant, which is great for upholstered furniture like couches.
Another benefit of using microfiber if you have pets is that cats typically do not scratch it because of the smooth and tight weave of the surface.
Due to static electricity, microfiber may attract cat hair, but it is quite simple to remove with a wet cloth or by vacuuming, making cleaning a breeze and giving you a couch or blanket free of cat hair. You can also use a static guard to reduce static electricity and get rid of or at least make this problem much less of a problem.
The decision to use microfiber in the home is not difficult to make when you consider all of the wonderful attributes of the material. If you add the fact that it is not particularly expensive, you can easily come to the conclusion that it is one of the best fabrics for pet owners.
Is microfiber safe for pets? is addressed in the section above as well.
Does Pet Hair Stick To Nylon?
Cat hair may be attracted to nylon since it is made of synthetic fiber, but since nylon is frequently blended with different materials, it actually depends.
For instance, a windproof jacket made of nylon won’t hold onto cat hair, but nylon stockings and tights might.
The answer to this query is also influenced by the particular kind of nylon you are thinking of. There are various lengths of nylon fiber, from long ones like those found in pantyhose or stockings to short ones like those found on a tarp or tent. As you might expect, a tarp or tent will not in any way collect cat fur.
In this case, cat owners should do this because nylon furniture is good at keeping water out and is likely made of short nylon fibers.
Does Fleece Attract Pet Hair?
In my opinion, polar fleece clothing is the best for winter in my opinion, cat fur or no. I possess a number of these sweaters, and even though I don’t pay much attention to cat hair, it just isn’t noticeable on my polar fleece tops. This is either from personal experience, or perhaps living with my beloved furry companion has made me cat hair blind.
Because it is cozy and comfortable for both humans and animals, fleece is very well liked. But can fleece actually draw cat hair?
Sadly, fleece does seem to attract cat hair, and it can be challenging to get it out. However, the fabric is so fantastic for winter that I wouldn’t give up on it despite the cat hair. The fuzzy texture and static charge of fleece are the key contributors to its attraction to pet hair.
Although using a lint roller will undoubtedly take up a lot of your time, it’s a tiny price to pay for sharing your home with our beloved cats, which are truly amazing creatures.