Carpet Quality &
QUALITY: We've always used only the highest quality new remnant carpet available. When resupplying our carpet, we inspect the remnants at our source's warehouse. We hand-pick carpet roll by roll & reject a lot of the cheaper styles. Thick, dense carpet with a rugged backing distinguishes Feline Design from the cheap Chinese products using a very lightweight covering which may look good when new, but which wears out quickly. Some of our products have berber carpet on them. For berber, we also look for thickness, as well as at the pattern (common to most berbers), and strive to choose carpet with a mild pattern - as opposed to a loud or busy design. A pattern can take the form of complimentary colors, as well as variatons in the height, sometimes resembling a tapestry.
COLORS: We typically produce our cat furniture (including cat scratching posts) in earth tones, blue, and green. Since our first priority is always the quality of the carpet fibers and the backing, and since the remnants we buy are always changing, we don't get consistent shades of these colors. For us, earth tones will go anywhere from to an off-white to brown, but are more typically beige. For the most part, blue will be a medium darkness, but if we find a high quality remnant that is sky blue or navy, they can be used.. For greens, we like to work with as close to a hunter or forest green as possible. We find some nice teals at times, and if we come across a teal that's more green than blue, it's OK. Sometimes a carpet has a blend of colors in it, and although the overall impression of the color from a few feet away can be earth tone, you may see up close that it has a variety of colors among the fibers, ranging from a brown to a green to a blue to an ivory, for example. If this carpet meets our other standards, we'll use it.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS: We use only NEW carpet which is left over after a carpet installation, & which usually finds its way into a landfill if we don't get our hands on it.
If you have any questions about our carpet which are not covered here, you are encouraged to contact us before you make your final selection.