The Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf by The Refined Feline is one of our top-rated cat shelves. When it comes to modern design, cat functionality, and quality craftsmanship, the Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf is hard to beat.
The Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf is in the same design family as our top-rated Lotus Cat Tower. You can also check out the accompanying Lotus Branch Cat Shelf review here. The shelf is made of solid wood and bent ply and comes in two finishes, Mahogany and Espresso. The shelf is covered with replaceable Berber carpet that is attached with Velcro. Mounting hardware and screwdriver are included.
Overall Dimensions: 22”L x 10.5”W x 9”H
Item Weight: 8 pounds
Mounting Hole Spacing: 16” apart for wall beam/stud installation
As with all of the Refined Feline products that we’ve reviewed, installation is very straightforward and all of the required hardware is provided. The pre-drilled holes in the shelf are thoughtfully spaced 16” apart so it can be mounted on wall beams. To support the weight of the shelf and your cat, it is highly recommended that this shelf be installed in at least 1 stud. Matching screw caps are provided.
The Refined Feline has succeeded in creating a cat shelf that blends in with your contemporary décor. The curved design of the Lotus Leaf is modern and elegant. When combined with the Lotus Branch Cat Shelf and Lotus Cat Tower, this family of cat furniture looks very impressive.
The curved design of The Refined Feline Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf makes it the perfect spot for your cat to lounge. The carpet surface adds comfort and traction. The size of the shelf is big enough to accommodate a very large cat. This sturdy cat shelf is incredibly stable. Multiple Lotus Leaf Cat Shelves can be arranged on a wall to create steps for your cat to climb.
The Refined Feline has a reputation for making quality cat furniture. And the Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf is no exception. This heavy-duty cat shelf is built to last a lifetime. When the carpet begins to show signs of wear, it can easily be removed and replaced. Carpet replacements for the Lotus Leaf can be purchased for $10 at www.therefinedfeline.com
- Attractive and modern
- Large surface
- Replaceable Velcro Carpet
- Great for lounging
- Matches Lotus Cat Tower and Lotus Branch Cat Shelf
- Not big enough for multiple cats
Summary / Recommendations
The Refined Feline Lotus Leaf, along with the Lotus Branch are our top-rated cat shelves. The Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf is a bit pricier than some of the competition, but we think it is well worth it. This Cat Shelf is the perfect balance of functionality and design.
The Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf looks great when paired with the matching Lotus Branch Cat Shelf and the Lotus Cat Tower.
We’re not sure which cat shelf came first, the Refined Feline Lotus Leaf or the Urban Pet Haus Wave Cat Perch, but it’s hard to ignore the similarities. If you’re trying to determine which family of cat shelves is right for you, here’s a quick comparison of the two cat shelves.
Lotus Leaf vs. Wave Perch, Small
|Refined Feline Lotus Leaf Cat Shelf||Urban Pet Haus Wave Cat Perch, Small|
|Dimensions||22”L x 10.5”W x 9”H||22"L x 10"W x 7"H|
|Weight||8 pounds||6.5 pounds|
|Weight||Mahogany and Espresso||Dark Zebrawood|
|Surface Covering||Berber Carpet||Felt|
|Replacement Covering||Velcro; $10||Glued on; $15|
|Matching Shelf||Lotus Branch||Wave Perch, Large|
|Matching Cat Tree||Lotus Cat Tower||N/A|