Furnishings Focus Blog

Find everything you need to know about furniture testing right here. UL is closely connected with the furniture industry and latest developments with test standards and requirements.


What Should You Expect When Preparing for the UL Mark Evaluation?

Although many UL product evaluations vary, there is a specific structure that you can count on during a UL Mark Evaluation. The diagram below demonstrates the typical process for obtaining authorization to use the UL Mark. Along with understanding the steps within UL Mark Evaluation, there are several other ways to make this process more efficient: Start with UL requirements early in your product development cycle. [...]

Grand Opening Covered by Grand Rapids Press

On September 2nd, 2015, our grand opening was held in Holland, MI. We were pleased to have local business and furniture industry participants join in the celebration. On September 14, 2015, Grand Rapids Press covered the event in their article, Safety testing giant opens flagship furniture lab in West Michigan. [...]

Grand Opening to celebrate UL’s Testing Expansion

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Lab Tours will be held on September 2, 2015 at 10:00am. The furniture industry and community members are welcome to attend. Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony and lab tours to officially open UL’s Furniture Center of Excellence in Holland, MI. [...]

UL Hosts Grand Opening Event at Furniture Center of Excellence in Holland, Michigan

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Lab Tours will celebrate the acquisition of Advanced Furniture Testing on September 2, 2015. HOLLAND, Mich. August 13, 2015 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and lab tours to officially open UL’s Furniture Center of Excellence in Holland, Mich. [...]

UL Furniture & Bedding Division Hosts Event and Lab Tour for BIFMA X5.1 Meeting Attendees

During the BIFMA X5.1 Chair Meeting, held from May 13th – 14th at Kimball International in Jasper, Indiana, UL welcomed meeting attendees to an event and lab tour of UL’s nearby testing facility. It was a pleasure to host the BIFMA meeting's attendees and show them our testing technologoy and capabilities. [...]

UL International Italia S.R.L. — The First and Only Lab in Italy with BIFMA X5.1, X5.11, and X5.4 Standard Accreditations

UL Furniture & Bedding’s European Center of Excellence, UL International Italia S.R.L. [...]

Design Furniture for Testing Success

It is extremely beneficial to understand what tests may be applicable to a given product during the conceptual and design phase. This proactive approach helps guide a manufacturer’s engineering teams as they develop products that will pass the tests the first time around. An engineering team that doesn’t understand the tests their product will need to pass can result in lost time and unnecessary costs. [...]

UL to Begin Providing Safety Mark for Furniture in Michigan

Furniture Manufacturers Gain Access to UL Safety Certification Services in the U.S.’s Office Furniture Capital. [...]

UL to Provide Safety Mark for Furniture in Michigan

We are now approved to provide UL Safety Certification services in our Holland, Mich. facility! Our facility provides comprehensive performance and mechanical testing services, and the UL Safety Certification to manufacturers and suppliers who want to demonstrate the safety of their furniture products and comply with local requirements. Our lab will have UL engineers on location to improve the speed of service, and be closer to furniture manufacturers. [...]

UL Acquires Advanced Furniture Testing

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Oct. 6, 2014– UL, a global safety science leader, acquired today Advanced Furniture Testing, a Holland, Mich. [...]