Why Choose No Carpet?

So, why choose a cat tower that has no carpet? There are many reasons to choose a no-carpet cat tower, as well as why sisal is a better option.
The main reason that carpet is not the best option for cat furniture is that it’s not as easy to clean. Carpet traps and locks in dirt and germs and is a pain to keep clean, making it not safe or sanitary for your furry friend. This should make it unacceptable to board your cat at a place where they have carpeted cat towers. The carpet on your cat furniture and the carpet on your floor may not be as distinguishable to your cat, either. Teaching them which one they are allowed to scratch on and play with may be more difficult than it would be if there was a sisal section of your cat tower.

sisal insertSisal is a great option for cat furniture because it is well known for its strength and longevity. It is also known for being irresistible to cats. This is great for your carpet, because your cat will choose to scratch the sisal on your cat tower rather than the carpet on your floor. A not so well known fact about sisal is that premium grade sisal stays tight even when wet, which keeps it tightly woven around whatever it’s on. Non-premium sisal is more likely to become loose and detach making it not last as long. This is one way to tell a well-constructed cat tower from a lower end one.

Here at PurrfecTrends Handcrafted Cat Towers, we use only the hand selected cabinet grade plywood and premium sisal inserts to create our luxury cat towers. You can rely on our designer cat furniture to last longer and withstand more playtime than other, lower-quality cat furniture.

Cat Furniture – Beginning, Growing & Continuing

Well . . . we’re beginning our 4th year with online sales of Purrfectrends
Cat Furniture.

After about six months I realized that retirement meant having to find a hobby or an interest in something to occupy the daylight hours, but the part time offerings required getting up and out too early on cold mornings.

Time moved on when a past employee invited me to see what he thought I might be interested in selling. I was certainly surprised as he opened his garage door . . . there were three outdoor cat houses. Shortly after the visit I declined. When I arrived home and was telling Vivian about what I had seen, we looked on line to satisfy her curiosity We were astounded by the amount and variety of indoor Cat Furniture!

A realization of how to occupy my time soon became an idea . . .

Knowing the experience of my nephew, Ray, with custom cabinet making, we approached him to see if he had an interest in our product idea and he did! We presented him with all the information we found on the internet, magazines, etc., and he took it from there. He considered heights, floor footprint, the Beddy Box, which added the needed weight for stability (we heard this over and over). replaceable All Natural Sisal inserts for scratching on all levels. Also the outside legs* which provided a place for the cats to lean against and gave some added security and safety while lounging and napping! The L-shaped levels let the cats move from one level to another with ease. And, last but not least, the furniture finishes really set us apart from the rest of the feline kingdom suppliers as our towers can blend with any decor.
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Testimonials tell of the quality and professional craftmanship that will make Purrfectrends Cat Furniture last a very long time.

After spending 4 months on the drawing board, design, material selection, connector hardware, sizing, and finishes, by trial and error we produced our first, second and third and final 48″ unfinished prototype in November of 2012 . . .

We surveyed attendees and vendors at Cat Shows in multiple states and set our sights on a Cat Tower with an open design, funiture look and “one of a king” wood grain patterns. We are confident our towers are absolutely the most STABLE, yet have plenty of height for climbing, viewing, lounging and above all, taking “Purrfect Naps On Any Level” . . . like no other.

The Tower Legs* are why we call it a Tower instead of a Tree – Towers have exterior support and levels . . . Trees have a trunk and limbs. The bottom of the Beddy Box is covered in Melamine which allows for occasional Sanitizing.

Enjoy your purchase . . .


North Texas Cat Show

After looking at some TICA & CFA cat show dates I made my way to the North Texas Cat Show in Mesquite, TX in Feb of 2013 to show our NEW line of Cat Towers, great experience, my first, many compliments and a few constructive comments.

It was a real eye opener – I couldn’t have ever imagined, 224 cats in cages on top of tables all lined up in rows in a Hotel convention room. There were judges from all over the USA who were there to award the winners in different categories all during the 2 day competition! A few owners let their temper get away from them at times about how things were conducted. There were breeders present with kittens for sale. Some of the pedigreed cats had a $5,000 value, I witnessed a Highland Park MOM buying one, a kitten for her daughters 9th birthday present, at $1,250 . . .

Not a lot of attendees but it did bring our first sale. Laura C. and her husband had visited a retail pet store in North Dallas looking for new cat furniture but they didn’t see anything that caught their eye and were told you might see what is on display at the cat show in Mesquite and they did. See her page on our website – under What Our Customers Are Saying – www.purrfectrends.com – She has been most positive and supportive and may write some stories about her cats in the future for our BLOG.

Cat and the TV

Our Siamese named CAT, 12-23-70, had a habit of sleeping on the top of our 24” cabinet console warm TV! At one time, over a weekend, the sound went off on the console but we had a 17” b & w the picture was out of so we sat it on top of the console and used it for the sound.
On that cold Saturday afternoon CAT comes bounding down the stairs and takes a flying leap for his warm spot not realizing the 17” tv is there – in the middle of the flight he tried to change course, clipped the side of the small tv, all four feet clawing for anything he could reach without success, over the back of the console, with all the sounds of a 2 vehicle crash plus the madness and embarrassment of it all with the thud of hitting the floor. After a period of adjustment – shaking and licking he jumps up very cautiously, sits still as a statue on one end with tail wrapped feet, now staring at all who dare make a sound, like nothing had ever happened, this was all normal to me, one more lick and then curls up in that space and is asleep.