Waterproof Fabrics

We use only top notch fabrics at Tuffies. All our dog beds are made from a choice of only two types of waterproof fabrics: The Wipe Clean and The Durasoft. This is in order to offer our customers two very different applications and to give you a choice that suits you and your dog in terms of comfort, practicality and hygiene.

The Wipe Clean Fabric:

Technically this is an acrylic coated strong weave, which means that the waterproof coating is on both sides of the fabric. This means that the fabric is quite smooth and lends itself to be wiped over with a household cleaner and a damp cloth for cleaning. You can also wash this bed down with hot, soapy water and rinse it clean with a hose pipe. The beauty is that you can then towel it dry and use it straight away. No need to air dry this bed.

If you hate seeing dog hairs on the dog beds, this is the fabric of choice for you.

The fabric has a slight tackiness to it, which means that the dog has less risk of sliding on it.

We are often referred to by vets as well because when dogs present with house dust mite allergy at the vets, our Wipe Clean fabric is the best fabric for dog beds in order to prevent allergies.

 

The Durasoft Fabric:

 

This is a 1,000 denier texturised Nylon with a polyurethane coating on the reverse of the fabric. The advantage of the Durasoft fabric is in its strength and durability. There is nothing stronger than this although it MUST be stressed that we can not claim it to be chew proof.

The Durasoft fabric feels like a high quality upholstery fabric, so it appeals to customers who like a softer touch. The surface does allow dog hairs to stick a little bit, depending on the type of coat your dog has, but they vacuum off quite easily.

When you wash this fabric, it does not lend itself to a wipe over, but you can scrub it with hot, soapy water and rinse off. The Durasoft will need to air dry for about an hour on a sunny day before it’s put back to use.