Frequently Asked Questions
What is LUX Faux Fur™ and LUX Microsuede™?
All of our LUX faux (not from real animals) furs are 100% polyester fibers, making them extremely stain resistant and very durable — nearly anything will wash out of these furs. LUX Faux Fur™ is made just for us with a special backing that removes most stretch and stiffens the fabric adding loft, durability, and serious strength.
Is this bed machine washable?
Our LUX Microsuede material is a thick polyester bonded to a woven layer of knitted poly-fibers. This bonding process adds strength to the already strong fabric. Because this fabric is polyester it has all of the resilience of a washable, synthetic furniture grade material, while remaining extremely soft to the touch. The thickness of the fabric gives it body and loft, making our beds look fluffier and more crisp, and because it breathes so well, no comfort is sacrificed.
Yes this bed is machine washable, though we recommend air drying. To wash, simply remove the cover from the mattress and then wash on a cold gentle cycle with the detergent of your choice. Do not put this bed in a machine dryer, as the heat and friction will weaken the material and shorten its lifespan
Can this bed be used both indoors and outdoors?
We designed the LUX Series™ covers for indoor use, and do not recommend them for outdoor use. The polyester fiber material can attract dirt more quickly than our TUFF Bed Series™, and will require more frequent cleanings. That said, many customers use this bed in covered back patios, and it suits their dog's needs perfectly.
Is this bed hypoallergenic?
Yes this bed is hypoallergenic because we use 100% synthetic fiber construction from the cover down to the stuffing inside the mattress. The sythetic fibers used in this cover prohibit dust mite invasions, and make life difficult for mold spores as well. These allergens require organic fibers to build their homes, and this cover uses a 100% synthetic fiber construction. Dust mites beware!
What is memory foam?
Memory foam is designed to immediately conform to your body and relieve pressure. Its great for puppies to help prevent future problems or older dogs that may be suffering form ailments like hip dysplasia. Memory foam quality is measured in pounds per square foot, the heavier the foam the higher the mattress quality. Our memory foam density is rated at 4.5 lbs / sq. ft.
Is this bed chew resistant?
We designed the LUX Series beds for serious comfort for your dog, and should be enjoyed by mild mannered canines who don't chew up their bedding. This bed is not chew resistant. Our synthetic fiber covers are tough and will outlast similar luxury style beds under normal use scenarios. Chewers, diggers, and scratchers will find this cover a tasty appetizer before digging into the main course: a messy mattress. We've found this bed to be a great reward for dogs who have learned to stop chewing and take care of their things.
Why do you cover your memory foam with a waterproof cover?
Waterproof inner covers are designed to protect the integrity of the foam inside. They help as a first barrier of defense against moisture. Moisture that may come from a wet dog, humid conditions, puppy accidents, or an older dog that may be incontinent.