The strength of structure is not the main thing indicating the quality of furniture. The resistance of finished surfaces is also very important.

We offer these types of tests assessing the surface resistance:

Assessment of surface resistance to cold liquids according to EN 12720:2009+A1:2014
This European standard specifies a method for the assessment of the resistance to cold liquids of all rigid furniture surfaces regardless of materials. It does not apply to leather and textile surfaces. The test is intended to be carried out on a part of the finished furniture, but can be carried out on test panels of the same material, finished in an identical manner to the finished product, and of a size sufficient to meet the requirements of the test. The test shall be carried out on unused surfaces.

Assessment of surface resistance to wet heat according to EN 12721:2009+A1:2013
This European standard specifies a method for the assessment of the resistance to wet heat of all rigid furniture surfaces regardless of materials. It does not apply to leather and textile surfaces. The test is intended to be carried out on a part of the finished furniture, but can be carried out on test panels of the same material, finished in an identical manner to the finished product, and of a size sufficient to meet the requirements of the test. The test should be carried out on unused surfaces.

Assessment of surface resistance to dry heat according to EN 12722:2009+A1:2013
This European Standard specifies a method for the assessment of the resistance to dry heat of all rigid furniture surfaces regardless of materials. It does not apply to leather and textile surfaces. The test is intended to be carried out on a part of the finished furniture, but can be carried out on test panels of the same material, finished in an identical manner to the finished product, and of a size sufficient to meet the requirements of the test. 

Resistance to abrasion of the decorative surface layer according to EN 438-2:2005, 10
This part of EN 438 specifies the methods of test for determination of the properties of high-pressure decorative laminates. These methods are primarily intended for testing the sheets.

Resistance to scratching of the decorative surface layer according to EN 14323:2004, 5.5
This European Standard specifies test methods for the determination of characteristics of melamine faced boards.

Types of furniture testing