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Furniture Testing Services for Performance and Durability

Furniture in office environments can take a lot of abuse. That’s why furniture manufacturers voluntarily conduct third-party testing for performance and durability characteristics, to help ensure that their products maintain their integrity.

A weight sits on an office chair as part of testing

Testing furniture for today's environments

Furniture in office environments can take a lot of abuse. That’s why furniture manufacturers voluntarily conduct third-party testing for performance and durability characteristics, to help ensure that their products maintain their integrity in the most challenging environments.

UL Solutions has extended testing capability and is a leader in performance and durability testing for furniture, with labs located in Holland, Michigan, Nansha, China, and Cabiate, Italy. UL Solutions can conduct testing to ANSI/BIFMA test methods for seating, case goods and office panel systems, in addition to EN and British standards.

Your product's benefits through our furniture testing services

UL Solutions provides a full range of testing for furnishing fabrics, filling materials, furniture components and more.

Performance and durability tests available:

Seating

  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.1-Educational Seating – Tests

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.11-General Purpose Large Occupant Office Chairs – Tests

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4-Lounge Seating – Tests
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-General Purpose Office Chairs – Tests
  • GSA Tests for Intensive Use and Upholstered Furniture – GSA Performance Test Method for Intensive Use Chairs
  • GSA Upholstered Durability Test
  • Mechanical Life Cycle Testing
  • Cyclic Impact Testing
  • EN 1335-1,-2,-3

Case goods, tables and panels

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-Desk/Table Products – Tests
  • ANSI/BIFMA S6.5-Small Office/Home Office Furniture – Tests
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-Panel Systems – Tests
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.9-Storage Units – Tests
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.3-Vertical Files – Tests

Finish testing

  • ASTM D 2794 – Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact)

Perform your furniture testing with UL Solutions

We provide a comprehensive portfolio of essential testing offerings for the furniture industry, offering ANSI/BIFMA furniture testing, as well as UL Solutions safety certification in accordance with UL 1286, the Standard for Office Furnishings, GREENGUARD Certification and chemical emissions testing.