Just like any caring cat owner out there, you’re always trying to provide only the best for your dear feline friend. You always want your cat to have the best food you can afford, get the most attention and care you can give, and of course, to enjoy your home as much as you enjoy it.
And since cats are very energetic animals that love climbing up structures and trees, getting a cat tower is always a good way to ensure your pet will never be bored. But unfortunately, finding a large, well made and good looking one that both you and your cat will love having in the house, can be really challenging sometimes.
This is exactly why the Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower has been such a popular choice among cat owners. Produced for the first time back in 2005, updated since then according to customer reviews, this wooden tower is a very well made, sturdy piece of furniture that amazingly blends in with any interior. By blending modern design and aesthetics with functionality, this tower offers a sleek, organic design that can’t even be compared to the usual cat tower.
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The Unique Lotus Flower Structure
The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower is a fairly large structure – almost 6 feet high and about 20 inches wide and 20 inches deep. In order to stay balanced at all times and be able to support even the biggest of cats, the tower comes with a unique lotus flower design – a weighted bottom combined with floor levellers and an optional support bar for extra stability.
The tower is incredibly heavy and sturdy, made from ply with an oak veneer for added strength, and your cat will never be able to tip it over. But, in situations that require extra stability, especially in the case of heavier cats, the tower offers an optional support bar.
This cat tower is made in ply with oak veneer for strength and stained to resist scratches. It comes with a total of three platforms, all of them covered in berber carpet. And since the carpet is attached to the platforms with Velcro, it’s really easy to remove and clean them, and easily change them for new pieces once they get old.
In terms of dimensions, the middle platform of the tower is 8″ by 22″ and the top, bigger platform is 20″ by 24″. The tower also comes with a sisal scratch post, perfect for scratching, and a base hole for even more comfort and choice. The base hole which offers some additional place for your cat to rest and nap is 14″ by 14″ by 20″ big and comes with an entry hole and two faux suede cushions, one on the bottom and one at the top, which just like the carpets can also be easily removed for cleaning and washing.
The lotus tower offers many benefits, both for you as a cat owner and for your cat:
Great for very big cats
Heavier cats can enjoy the tower just as much as the young energetic ones. The construction is very strong, the floor levelers are adjustable and the tower comes with an optional support bar that can be used for circumstances like this. Your cat, regardless of its weight, can spend time on the tower without any concern of breaking it or flipping it.
Great for multi cat households
This is a really large tower (speaking of it, make sure you check the dimensions carefully before deciding to purchase to make sure it fits into your apartment!) and that’s exactly what makes it perfect for multi cat households. It offers plenty of resting space at great stability, so more than one cat can easily enjoy the tower at the same time.
It’s really easy to maintain and keep clean
When you’re a cat owner asking if something is easy to clean always pops among the first questions. The frame of the tower can simply be wiped down with a towel, while the carpet pieces and all pillows that come with it can be taken off for thorough washing. On the other hand, all pieces are replaceable and can easily be changed for new ones once they wear off.
Comes with an elegant design that blends in nicely with the rest of the furniture
The tower, which comes in two colors to choose from (Espresso and Mahogany) is made of nice looking wood with elegant, modern looking curves that will not only blend in with the rest of your furniture, but will be the accent piece of the room.
Lasts a long time and is scratch resistant
This sturdy tower is made to last. While the high quality frame makes sure it always stays balanced and healthy, most parts of the Locus tower are also stained to be scratch resistant. But since cats do love scratching, there are the sisal pads which lets them do all the scratching they want.
- The tower is pretty expensive for the average consumer. Of course, it does come at great quality, but the price is not really affordable.
- The Lotus Cat Tower is shipped with around 20 pieces and requires assembly. Usually the assembling takes about an hour, and if the instructions are not carefully followed you can easily start building the tower upside-down.
- It would be nicer if the crawl-through openings were a bit wider. This way the tower would be even more heavy-cat friendly.
If you’re looking for a well-made, sturdy tower that doesn’t compensate on the style, you’d want to consider the Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower. It looks beautiful, will last you a long time, it’s easy to maintain and most importantly, your cat will love it. All in all, this is a great product that any cat of any size will love.