Furniture: Attractive design is not everything

With work-from-home/remote arrangements becoming a popular trend, consumers must be more selective in choosing furniture at home and at work.

Globalization makes it possible for consumers to purchase furniture from any location in the world.

Considering the increased choice, consumers should pay special attention not only to the beauty and attractiveness of the design, but also to the technical and safety specifications.To make an informed decision on furniture, consumers should have an idea of its durability and performance.

Even though furniture testing is not required in many countries, it gives manufacturers, retailers, and consumers the opportunity to assess the quality, safety, and expected lifetime of the products. Some of the commonly tests that furniture is subjected to include:

Durability simulation testing:

Evaluates the product’s ability to withstand wear and tear under normal anticipated use.

Stress-loading testing:

Assesses a product’s static and dynamic load-handling ability under normal anticipated use without any structural damage that can shorten the product’s lifespan drastically.

Flammability testing:

Evaluates the suitability of materials for use in furniture products by assessing their resistance to the effects of heat or flame as well as their burn and heat release characteristics.

Chemical hazards testing:

Evaluates the presence of heavy metals, chemicals, and substances whose use are restricted or banned.

Due to its proximity to major furniture manufacturing regions, GICG is well-equipped to provide testing services for a wide range of products such as:

  • Beds
  • Indoor and Outdoor Tables
  • Indoor and Outdoor Chairs
  • Storage Furniture
  • Decorative Accessories
  • Picture Frames
  • Juvenile Furniture

Our laboratories and test are conducted in compliance with international standards and any other standards required by the local authority.

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