Good Designs For Happy Cats – and Owners!

For years, I worried that I was a bad cat owner. As much as I wanted to provide my feline friends with a scratcher, post, or perch on which to lounge and play, I couldn't bring myself to buy one of those cumbersome, hideous pieces of furniture you usually see at pet stores. Besides, with names like Eames and Eero, my cats deserved something more modern!

Other cat people must have felt the same way, because in recent years I've been delighted by the arrival of beautiful, clever, and even eco-friendly solutions – no more drab, dowdy, carpet-covered cat trees! Several designers – and DIYers – have paired refined forms with FLOR tiles, an ingenious way to provide a scratching or sleeping surface while maintaining a streamlined look. And if Eames and Eero are any proof, cats love scratching FLOR tiles.

Below are a few of my favorite examples, including those you can buy and DIY. Let us know if you have your own pet-oriented FLOR projects to share!

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