Furniture inspection services

Furniture often holds a special place in people's hearts. After all, it's what makes someone's house feel like a home. Not only does furniture offer a creative way to add individuality, character and flair to a living space, but when carefully selected, it can make it both comfortable and inviting.

As such, furniture not only needs to be pleasing to the eye, but it must also be sturdy and of the highest quality to guarantee its prolonged use.

Whether you’re designing chairs, sofas, tables, wardrobes or bookcases, you need to make sure your furniture is free of defects before it’s shipped. The best way to do this is to hire Global Inspection Managing to carry out furniture inspection services and testing on your behalf.

Furniture quality control

Achieving consistent quality takes hard work and dedication, but it's vital if you're going to retain customers and satisfy your clients. An ongoing process, quality control inspections will not only differentiate you from your competitors, but they'll help you to identify any problems before they become too expensive to fix.

To ensure your furniture meets the highest standards of quality, our inspectors perform a number of tests. These include:

  • Performance checks
  • Material & colour checks
  • Size measurement checks
  • Hole, tubular component and fixed gap checks
  • Adhesive tests on logos
  • Moisture content checks
  • Stability checks
  • Smell tests
  • Fatigue tests
  • Static loading tests
  • Rub tests on fabric
  • Wobbly base tests
  • Packing checks
  • Export carton drop tests
  • Cap removal strength tests
  • Shear & press point checks
  • Assembly checks
  • Accessory checks

Furniture Factory Inspections

When you hire Global Inspection Managing to perform various quality control methods for furniture, carry out furniture inspections, you'll receive a thorough report covering our findings, suggestions and any potential problems we think might occur during manufacturing.

However, we won't just use your own standards policy as a checklist, we'll also make sure you're meeting any relevant national and international regulations.

We have a number of inspectors who are specialists in this area, so no matter where your business is located in the world, we're happy to help.

Furniture Lab Testing

Our inspectors will take samples at multiple points along your manufacturing line, comparing your products against CAD design sketches to ensure they meet the requirements specified by you. This might include size, colour, weight and overall finish.

Next, we'll carry out on-site tests to ensure that the furniture you are producing is safe to use. When we conduct the checks listed above, we're looking to see how well your furniture copes with different variables to determine its durability and strength. Our specialists can even complete appropriate lab testing such as fire resistance and surface coatings.

Finally, we'll inspect your packaging to ensure that all furniture is securely protected against damage during transit, including scratches, abrasions and breakages.

Contact Global Inspection Managing today

If you would like to find out more about our furniture quality control and inspection services, contact us today.

The GIM Advantage

GIM's team of inspectors, auditors and lab experts are specialized by industry to ensure your products meet all safety and performance standards for your destination market.

Global coverage, local expertise
Detailed reports and photographic evidence
Reports posted online within 24 hours of completion
Dedicated and knowledgeable account managers


Answers to some of the most common questions & concerns.

What is quality inspection for furniture?
Quality inspection for furniture involves a comprehensive assessment of various aspects of furniture products to ensure they meet predetermined standards of craftsmanship, functionality, safety, and aesthetics. This inspection process aims to identify and rectify any defects, inconsistencies, or deviations that might compromise the quality of the furniture.
What ISO standards are used for quality control in wooden or furniture industries?
In the wooden and furniture industries, several ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards are relevant for quality control. These standards help ensure that the products meet certain quality, safety, and environmental requirements. Some ISO standards commonly used in the wooden and furniture industries include:
  • ISO 7170: This standard specifies methods for testing the mechanical properties of wooden furniture, including tests for strength, durability, and stability.
  • ISO 16516: This standard specifies methods for testing the formaldehyde emissions from wood-based panels used in furniture. Formaldehyde emissions can be a concern for indoor air quality.
How do you check the quality of furniture?
Key areas of focus during a furniture quality inspection include:
  • Materials and Construction
  • Finish and Aesthetics
  • Functionality and Safety
  • Assembly and Packaging
  • Dimensions and Measurements
  • Quality Standards
What is the process of furniture testing services?
Furniture testing services involve a meticulous process to ensure the quality and safety of furniture products. It begins with a thorough review of specifications, followed by the selection of representative samples. A testing plan is then crafted, outlining the tests and methods to be used. The physical testing phase assesses durability, strength, stability, and construction quality. This includes static load tests, impact tests, durability tests, and stability tests. This process ensures that furniture not only meets quality benchmarks but also guarantees consumer safety and satisfaction.

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