We just adopted a 4 month old kitten and so far we have just one minor
problem. The kitten has either discovered, or created, a tear in the
fabric that covers the bottom of the box spring of the guest bed. He
has decided that is a cozy place to sleep so he prefers to climb in
and nap there.
We want to discourage that habit and need a good replacement material
to use that might be more durable than the regular light weight sheer
material used on box springs? I thought about using 6mil plastic vapor
barrier material but wonder if there is a good reason for the sheer
material that is commonly used - other than cost.
Any suggestions welcome.
I haven't any experience for box spring material but I can speak for
door screen material which is resistant to pet scratching/nails. I've
had it on my sliding door for several years now with cats who like to
dig their claws into it. It still looks new. Regular screen would never
survive. Therefore, perhaps you can purchase a roll of that and staple
to the bottom of the box spring.
Within minutes of hitting the send button I thought of screen. It
appears everyone else did too. I found there is what is sold as "pet
screen" that is suppose to be tougher than regular screen and that is
what I'll be getting tomorrow.
Thanks everyone. It's good to know great minds think alike!
It is just to keep dust out. I would imagine that a mattress might hold
moisture and odors if plastic was used. Non-woven fabric can be found
at fabric stores, but lightweight muslin would probably work well. If
there is an upholstery shop in the 'hood, they would have the stuff.
Then I'd stick some cardboard or plastic cartons under the bed (or keep
door closed?) to keep the kitten out.
On Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:16:15 -0500, Gordon Shumway
One of our cats did that a few years back; I just put an old fitted
sheet upside down on the box spring. The material is smooth enough
that it's hard to scratch/tear, and she never tried to go up there
again as far as I know.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:21:52 PM UTC-4, Malcom Mal Reynolds wrote:
Not a good idea, at least if you're using corrugated.
The glue is made from starch. Cockroaches will eat it and live in the tubes. The last thing I want in a bedroom is a combination cockroach motel and cafeteria.
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