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Choosing the best cat trees for 2019 wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be!

If you’ve been following our posts, you know that I’ve talked about trees for cats of all sizes and ages.

I’ve even covered some great space saving trees!

Throughout all those posts, a handful of brands always seem emerge as the clear winners.

Today, I’m going to round up the top pick in each category (plus some new categories that we haven’t covered just yet)

First, though, let’s look at my criteria for choosing the best cat trees of 2019 (so far).

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What I Look For in the Best Cat Trees

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1. Stability

Stability is probably the most important feature of the best cat trees! I want to make sure my cats can climb safely and not knock over the tree!

It also needs to withstand the Fuzz when he does “zoomies,” because he may be lithe, but he knocks into things with the force of a Cat 5 hurricane!

You might think a wide base is enough to make a tree stable, but it’s not. You also need to look at the poles of the tower.

  • Are they wide enough to support the perches?
  • Do they screw in tightly or do they wiggle and jiggle like Santa’s belly?

 

2. Affordability

Once I determine the stability of a cat tree, I ask myself “can I afford it?” You’d think that would be the first question, but if it’s not stable, there’s no need for me to go any further.

Affordability is more than just “how much can I afford to pay right now,” it’s also about value for the money.

Just because you can afford a $700 tree (yep, they exist) doesn’t mean you should. Think about how long that tree will last.

If it’s something that you know will last the life of your cat, then it’s a good deal. If it will fall apart in a few months, skip it.

Even the cheapest tree isn’t really “affordable” if you have to replace it in two months!

3. Versatility

When I look at cat trees, I want something that, at the least, does three things:

  • Gives my cats something to climb on (obviously).
  • Provides plenty of surfaces for them to scratch, so they don’t claw up my furniture.
  • Offers a cozy little nap spot.

It doesn’t have to be a monster of a tree to meet those three requirements. As you’ll see below, there are some great smaller trees that look unassuming but do all three!

There you have it. Think of them as the three “ilities” if you will! 😀 Now, let’s talk top 10 best cat trees of 2019!

Top 10 Best Cat Trees of 2019

Each of these trees meets my top three criteria!

They’re all stable enough for your crazy cat, affordable in the sense that they’re a good value for the cost, and versatile enough to keep kitty happy.
Use the table below for a quick comparison

Editor's Pick
Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color
FEANDREA 68.5" Sturdy Cat Tree with Feeding Bowl, Cat Condos with Sisal Poles, Hammock and Cave, Padded Platform, Climbing Tree for Cats, Extra Large, Anti-toppling Devices, Smoke Gray, UPCT99G
FEANDREA SONGMICS Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bowl, Sisal-Covered Scratching Posts, Dual Condo, Activity Centre Cat Tower Furniture, Smoky Grey UPCT57G
Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo Furniture by Products, Large/48" x 23" x 16.5", Gray
Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color
FEANDREA 68.5" Sturdy Cat Tree with Feeding Bowl, Cat Condos with Sisal Poles, Hammock and Cave, Padded Platform, Climbing Tree for Cats, Extra Large, Anti-toppling Devices, Smoke Gray, UPCT99G
FEANDREA SONGMICS Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bowl, Sisal-Covered Scratching Posts, Dual Condo, Activity Centre Cat Tower Furniture, Smoky Grey UPCT57G
Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo Furniture by Products, Large/48" x 23" x 16.5", Gray
Best Cat Tree For The Average House
Super Stylish
right size for achy kitties who can’t climb like they used to
Crazy comfortable
$65.09
$111.99
$69.99
from $98.27
Editor's Pick
Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color
Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color
Best Cat Tree For The Average House
$65.09
FEANDREA 68.5" Sturdy Cat Tree with Feeding Bowl, Cat Condos with Sisal Poles, Hammock and Cave, Padded Platform, Climbing Tree for Cats, Extra Large, Anti-toppling Devices, Smoke Gray, UPCT99G
FEANDREA 68.5" Sturdy Cat Tree with Feeding Bowl, Cat Condos with Sisal Poles, Hammock and Cave, Padded Platform, Climbing Tree for Cats, Extra Large, Anti-toppling Devices, Smoke Gray, UPCT99G
Super Stylish
$111.99
FEANDREA SONGMICS Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bowl, Sisal-Covered Scratching Posts, Dual Condo, Activity Centre Cat Tower Furniture, Smoky Grey UPCT57G
FEANDREA SONGMICS Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bowl, Sisal-Covered Scratching Posts, Dual Condo, Activity Centre Cat Tower Furniture, Smoky Grey UPCT57G
right size for achy kitties who can’t climb like they used to
$69.99
Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo Furniture by Products, Large/48" x 23" x 16.5", Gray
Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo Furniture by Products, Large/48" x 23" x 16.5", Gray
Crazy comfortable
from $98.27

1. Best Cat Tree for the Average House Cat

Best Cat Tree for the Average House Ca

One of my favorite cat trees for the average house cat is the one I have now: the Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree. I have the blue one, but it comes in other great color options.

I have three cats of average weight, more or less. Willow is a bit overweight, but she’s 15 and doesn’t climb as much. Zoe and Alex, though, love this tree!

Features:

  • 4 large levels in all, including the base
  • A sisal-covered ladder for more climbing fun (although to be honest, my cats don’t use it except as a scratching post)
  • A plush top perch for napping (Zoe and Alex fight over this spot!)
  • Plenty of sisal-covered posts, which last surprisingly long! Zoe scratches them constantly, and only one has come undone after over a year.

Like I said, we’ve had this for longer than a year. It’s taken some major abuse both from my cats and from my dogs ramming into it while playing, and it’s still standing!

Sale
Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color
  • Color Beige Overall Size 38-inch W/27-inch L/62-inch H
  • Base Board Size : 26 W x 19 L inches
  • Size of Condo : 10.5 inch Dia x 12.5 inch H
  • Size of Top Perch : 13.25 inch W x 13.25 inch L x 2.75 inch H
  • Cat trees promote exercise, giving your kitty a good place to climb up and down, run around and just be as active as they want. Proposition 65 reasons:titanium dioxide, other chemicals

2. Best Cat Tree for Large Cats (like Bengals & Maine Coons)

songomics cat tree
 

The SONGMICS 68.5″ tree is my choice for the 2019 best cat tree for large cats for so many reasons.

Aside from looking super stylish, features include:

  • Strengthened with battens at the bottom and anti-toppling fittings for increased stability.
  • Roomy cat cave with a cute little window, and a luxury top perch.
  • Large “basket-style” nap spot that’s deep enough even for Maine Coon cats.

This tree definitely meets all of my requirements! It’s stable thanks to the added features, versatile, and surprisingly affordable!

Check out our SONGMICS cat tree reviews for more great trees by the brand.

FEANDREA 68.5" Sturdy Cat Tree with Feeding Bowl, Cat Condos with Sisal Poles, Hammock and Cave, Padded Platform, Climbing Tree for Cats, Extra Large, Anti-toppling Devices, Smoke Gray, UPCT99G
  • DETACHABLE CAT BOWL INCLUDED: Specially designed pet bowl allows your feline companions enjoy their meal while staying high up there, making this cat furniture their ultimate sweet home
  • STABILITY IS ALWAYS PRIORITY: Constructed by CARB-certified natural particle boards and strengthened with battens at the bottom to ensure overall stability; anti-toppling fittings are included for double security
  • ALL-IN-ONE RELAXING SPOT: Luxury top perch with raised edge allows your cat rest on its head while watching over the house; large condo, funny hammock and cozy basket provide different napping options
  • SISAL-COVERED SCRATCHING POSTS: Reinforced posts (dia. 3.38") are wrapped with natural sisal rope to allow nail scratching and promote exercising; this cat tree is the perfect spot for your cats to jump around
  • NOT SATISFIED YET? FEANDREA provides you with professional customer service both before and after your purchase; don't wait any longer, add this to your home today!

3. Best Tree for Older Cats

Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bow

SONGMICS wins again in the “best cat trees for older cats” category!

The Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bowl is just the right size for achy kitties who can’t climb like they used to.

Features

  • 3 levels, including the base, with plenty of leeway for climbing or jumping
  • 2  comfy caves to give senior kitties a nice retreat from the noise
  • 1 cozy perch for people watching
  • 3 sisal scratching posts
  • Detachable feeding bowl (so your older cat can grab a drink without walking to the kitchen)

FYI, sometimes this tree isn’t in stock.  If it’s not when you’re ready to buy, this is a good alternative.

FEANDREA SONGMICS Multi-Level Cat Tree with Feeder Bowl, Sisal-Covered Scratching Posts, Dual Condo, Activity Centre Cat Tower Furniture, Smoky Grey UPCT57G
  • EXCLUSIVE LUXURY FOR CATS: Your feline friends need a cozy home of their own to play, take a nap or jump around; this cat house is sure to be their dream-come-true FELINE-
  • FELINE-FRIENDLY SOFTNESS: Top perch with thick padding at the bottom and rim makes a perfect napping lounge; ultra-soft plush gives the smoothest touch that your kitten will never get enough of
  • REMOVABLE CAT BOWL INCLUDED: Specially added pet bowl allows cats to enjoy their meal while staying at their favorite spot, making this cat furniture a truly sweet home for them
  • PLAYHOUSE FOR MORE CATS: Compact structure with 2 roomy condos lets your cats coexist peacefully while taking up little space; thickened base board stays stable even when your overactive cats jump around; safety strap is included to prevent toppling hazard
  • NOT SATISFIED YET? FEANDREA provides you with professional customer service both before and after your purchase; don't wait any longer, add this to your home today!

4. Best Space-Saver Cat Tree

Hollywood Floor to Ceiling Cat Tower

I am crazy in love with the Hollywood Floor to Ceiling Cat Tree! It’s a tree that runs from your floor all the way up to your ceiling, yet takes up hardly any floor space.

  • The entire thing is modular, so you can put it together exactly how you want it.
  • Comes in many different sizes and colors.
  • Buy the pole from them or get it separately at IKEA (it’s the same price either way, but if you have an IKEA coupon you may want to go that route).
  • The platforms are made in the USA with sustainable materials.

I can think of a few spots in my house where I’d love to put this! I have very little floor space, but I do have some unused corners where it would fit!

Check out my other top picks for space saver cat trees if this one doesn’t fit your needs.

I saw it on CatsPlay Cat Furniture

Hollywood Floor to Ceiling Cat Tower

 

 

 

5. Most Unique Cat Tree

Majestic-Pet-Modern-Furniture-Products

A “new to me” cat tree gets my top pick for the most unique cat tree for 2019. The Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo Furniture isn’t just super cool, it’s also crazy affordable!

Although it only stands at around 4 feet tall, it packs a lot of fun into that compact size.

Features

  • Large scratching posts and pads keep claws off your furniture.
  • Soft padded perch on the top of the tree offers up a cushioned spot for a nap. 
  • Cute hanging sisal toy gives kitty something fun to play with. 
  • The modern design and neutral colors fit into any decor.

I love this one because it doesn’t look much like a cat tree, so it won’t stand out like a sore thumb in my house.

It’s also compact enough to stick in my bedroom where my cats hide when company comes over.

Majestic Pet Luxe Modern Cat Tree Condo Furniture by Products, Large/48" x 23" x 16.5", Gray
  • Keep your furniture safe - scratching Posts and pads are covered by sisal and perfect for scratching, keeping your cats off your furniture
  • Soft padded perch - top of the cat tree features a cushion perch for your cat to relax and take naps
  • Hanging sisal toy - keep your kitty Alert and occupied with the feathered sisal ball toy
  • MODERN design - unique wooden design allows for it to easily compliment furniture and surroundings
  • Large size - Dimensions: 48 in. X 23 in. X 16.5 in. (H x W x L), perfect size for all cats

 
Use the table below for a quick comparison

KATRIS Modular Cat Tree - 5 Blocks with Different Styles
Armarkat 65-Inch Cat Tree, Model B6605, Sky Blue
Cat Tree for Large Cats - Corner Cat XXL Blackline Dark Grey - 59 inch 105 lbs 5 inch Ø poles - Total size 59x24x22 inch - Cat Scratcher scratching post activity center Cat Trees for large cats. Quali
Trixie Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Beige Color
KATRIS Modular Cat Tree - 5 Blocks with Different Styles
Armarkat 65-Inch Cat Tree, Model B6605, Sky Blue
Cat Tree for Large Cats - Corner Cat XXL Blackline Dark Grey - 59 inch 105 lbs 5 inch Ø poles - Total size 59x24x22 inch - Cat Scratcher scratching post activity center Cat Trees for large cats. Quali
Trixie Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Beige Color
Modern Art! Doesn't come with padded areas
Budget Friendly
My favorite for multiple cat families
Lots of features in a small tree
Best Cat Tree for Tiny Budgets
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-
-
$279.95
$108.11
$199.00
$37.32
$42.99
KATRIS Modular Cat Tree - 5 Blocks with Different Styles
KATRIS Modular Cat Tree - 5 Blocks with Different Styles
Modern Art! Doesn't come with padded areas
-
$279.95
Armarkat 65-Inch Cat Tree, Model B6605, Sky Blue
Armarkat 65-Inch Cat Tree, Model B6605, Sky Blue
Budget Friendly
-
$108.11
Cat Tree for Large Cats - Corner Cat XXL Blackline Dark Grey - 59 inch 105 lbs 5 inch Ø poles - Total size 59x24x22 inch - Cat Scratcher scratching post activity center Cat Trees for large cats. Quali
Cat Tree for Large Cats - Corner Cat XXL Blackline Dark Grey - 59 inch 105 lbs 5 inch Ø poles - Total size 59x24x22 inch - Cat Scratcher scratching post activity center Cat Trees for large cats. Quali
My favorite for multiple cat families
-
$199.00
Trixie Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray
Trixie Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray
Lots of features in a small tree
$37.32
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Beige Color
Go Pet Club Cat Tree Beige Color
Best Cat Tree for Tiny Budgets
$42.99

 6. Best “Alternative” Cat Tree

Katris Blocks tree

My top pick for the best “alternative” cat tree is also the #1 tree on my wish list right now. The  Katris Blocks tree modular cat tree isn’t just stylish, it’s completely customizable!

Features

  • The Tetris-like blocks can configured into just about any final size and shape.
  • Comes with 5 blocks to get you started, but you can but more sets and expand it as much as you want.
  • Assembles easily with the included clips.
  • Looks like modern art instead of a cat tree!

The only major drawback is that it doesn’t come with any padded areas, but that’s okay! I could easily add some to the cubes.

Still, it remains one of my all-time favorites and is quite possibly my #1 pick of the best cat trees for 2019.

KATRIS Modular Cat Tree - 5 Blocks with Different Styles
  • Featured on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell"
  • With 5 blocks to build a cat tree, a bookshelf, a cat scratcher, a cat climber, a coffe table... or just about anything you can imagine
  • Modern stylish design with various collections can match your home
  • Extremely durable & sturdy: could holds up to 300 pounds for scratching, exercising, climbing, and sleeping
  • Easy assembly with 10 clips includes to secure blocks together, (Extra)Includes 5 bags of natural catnip

7. Best Blue Cat Tree

Aeromark International Armarkat Cat Tree Furniture Condo, Height- 60-Inch to 70-Inch

Armakat makes some fabulous options in all shades of blue, but I love the Sky Blue cat tree the best.

Some of the other blues can be a bit too dark for a house that needs a more airy color.

Features:

  • At 38L x 24W x 66H Inches, it’s roomy enough for most cats.
  • 40-pound weight limit, so it can easily handle two average-sized cats (or one Maine Coon)
  • Four levels of fun, and even some cute dangling toys!
  • Sisal rope covers the posts, giving cats a great place to scratch.
  • Super budget-friendly.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly blue cat tree, this is a great pick! If the light blue isn’t your thing, check out their other shades.

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Armarkat 65-Inch Cat Tree, Model B6605, Sky Blue
  • 38L x 24W x 66H Inches
  • Covering Material: Faux Fleece
  • Board Material: Pressed Wood
  • Overall Dimensions: 38-inch(L) by 24-inch(W) by 66-inch(H)
  • Max Holding Weight: 40-pound

8. Best Tree for Multiple Cat Households

Cat Tree for Large Cats – Corner Cat XXL Blackline Dark Grey – 59 inch 105 lbs 5 inch Ø poles – Total size 59x24x22 inch – Cat Scratcher scratching post activity center Cat Trees for large cats.
I discovered the Cat Tree King when writing about cat trees for Maine Coons & other big cats. The  Corner Cat XXL tree is my favorite for multiple cat families.

Features:

  • Poles are covered with glued-on sisal rope from top to bottom. 
  • Top to bottom plush, so you never see unfinished wood.
  • Uses the highest-quality plush to provide the ultimate comfort for your kitty.
  • Roomy perches and platforms let multiple cats sleep curled up together or play on the same level.

It looks so cozy, doesn’t it? Cat Tree King is popular in the Netherlands, and they follow European standards for pet products, which are a lot stricter than the US laws.

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Cat Tree for Large Cats - Corner Cat XXL Blackline Dark Grey - 59 inch 105 lbs 5 inch Ø poles - Total size 59x24x22 inch - Cat Scratcher scratching post activity center Cat Trees for large cats. Quali
  • All poles of a CatTreeKing Cat Tree are fully covered with sisal rope from top to bottom
  • CatTreeKing glues the sisal directly to the poles. So if your cat would ever break the sisal rope, it will not role off the pole
  • All fixing parts of a CatTreeKing pole are made of the mega strong ABS to make your Cat Tree very sturdy!
  • All the panels of CatTreeKing Cat Trees are provided with plush at the bottom and at the top so you never see a piece of unfinished wood. This plush is of the highest quality and super sturdy. This is unique in the market!
  • The plush of a CatTreeKing Cat Tree is glued to the panel over the entire surface so that it cannot be pulled loose when your cat pulls it

9. Best “Fold & Store” Cat Tree

TRIXIE Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower

Sometimes, even the best space saver cat tree is just too big for your home. That’s where the Trixie Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower comes in handy!

Features

  • The large measures around 20x14x25, so it’s small enough for even the tiniest space. 
  • Open it up for playtime, then just fold it shut to store it. 
  • Tepee-style condo and the hammock are wrapped in super soft plush. 
  • Natural sisal scratching surface to keep cats from clawing your furniture. 
  • Removable cushion insert is machine-washable. 

I’m amazed by how many features they managed to fit into such a small cat tree, and it’s super cute, too!

Trixie Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray
  • Ideal for small spaces
  • Simply fold shut for quick and easy storage
  • Condo and toy lying hammock wrapped in soft plush
  • Natural sisal scratching surface
  • Removable cushion insert that can be machine washed

10. Best Cat Tree for Tiny Budgets

Go Pet Club Cat Tree

The Go Pet Club 51″ High Beige cat tree comes in well under $100, yet doesn’t look or feel “cheap.”

Features

  • Four levels including the base
  • All of the poles are sisal-wrapped for plenty of scratching surfaces
  • A nice-sized cat condo for nap time.
  • Stands at 51″, but takes up less than 2′ of floor space.

Keep in mind that this is designed for small cats, so it’s not a good choice for a Savannah or Maine Coon.

Go Pet Club Cat Tree Beige Color
  • 51 High Cat Tree Beige
  • Material: Compressed wood, faux fur, sisal rope
  • For small cat
  • Assembly instruction and tools included
  • Overall Size : 19"W x 19"L x 51"H * Base Board Size : 16"W x 16"L * Top Perch Size : 13.75"W x 13.75"L * Size of House : 16"W x 16"L x 9.5"H

Although we’re only months into the year, I can’t imagine my picks for the best cat trees for 2019 will change much. These are all super solid options!

Still, I’ll keep an eye out throughout the year to see if any new trees come out that are better than my choices! If they do, I’ll update you!

Which of these best cat trees for 2019 do you love the most? Share below!

 

Last update on 2019-06-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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