Upholstery Buying Guide

The Furniture Industry Research Association is an independent body that works within the UK furniture industry to promote quality and standards across the whole furniture range.

The Association has over 65 years’ experience in developing and setting the Standards for furniture in the UK and Europe to try to ensure that the products you buy are suitable for use.

Furniture is usually a significant purchase and we believe that we are perfectly positioned to be able to provide you with some hints, tips and additional information that will help you decide what to buy.

Lifestyles have changed, and as a result, upholstered furniture typically receives considerably more use than it did 30 or 40 years ago. This buying guide discusses some of the factors that can help you buy the sofa that is right for you.

We hope that you find this guide useful and that you find the perfect piece of furniture for you.