How Much Do Couches Weigh? (+ Epic Spreadsheet)

When moving couches by hand or by machine, it’s important to know how much they weigh. By knowing the weight, you can decide which way is best to move the couch. Weight will vary quite a bit depending on the size and material of the couch. 

Most couches weigh between 54 pounds to 240 pounds. A loveseat, or 2 seater couch, can weigh as low as 54 pounds. A sectional can weigh as much as 240 pounds, and a standard couch, or 3 seater couch, is in between at a max weight of 145 pounds.

There are many different types of couches made in different ways with different materials. Therefore, the weight of one couch can be very different from the weight of another couch. If you want to find out what your couch may weigh, continue reading down below.

Figuring Out How Much A Couch Weighs

How much does a couch weigh

Since there are three main types of couches, there are three different sets of data to discuss along with an average of the three main sets of data. Within these three sets of data, there is:

  • minimum and maximum couch weight
  • average couch weight
  • median couch weight
  • weight of each individual couch

To see a spreadsheet of the 60 most popular couches from and their weights, click HERE.

How Much Does an Average, 3-Seater Couch Weigh?

Couch (Standard)
Min. Couch Weight (lbs)82.2
Average Couch Weight (lbs)103.496
Max. Couch Weight (lbs)145
Median Couch Weight (lbs)102.205

Above, you can see the average data of a standard couch. This is based on 20 couches that can be found on Wayfair. 

For a standard couch, 82.2 pounds is the absolute lowest weight, and thus is quite rare to find one this light. It is more common to find couches slightly above 100 pounds, according to the average couch weight.

Standard, 3 seat couches rarely weigh over 145 pounds. If you have a couch over 145 pounds, it’s probably a sectional or a pull out couch. Keep in mind there are exceptions to the rules, though.

Below is a list of popular couches with three seats with their respective weights.

Listing NameWeight (pounds)
Waldschmidt Microfiber / Microsuede 89″ Pillow Top Arm Sofa120
Bel-Air 72.25″ Square Arm Sofa86.24
Mcallister Microfiber 79″ Pillow top Arm Sofa120
Microfiber 86″ Pillow top Arm Sofa120
Inkerman 91″ Round Arm Sofa145
Abrahamson Sofa94.8
Celestia Microfiber / Microsuede 78.75″ Flared Arm Sofa84.7
Fleury Velvet 84″ Rolled Arm Sofa109.24
Salomon 84″ Pillow Top Arms Sofa120
Payan Jumbo Sofa82.2
Santucci 79″ Round Arm Sofa110
Ibiza Microfiber 80.3″ Flared Arm Sofa91
William Street Sofa85.76
Jayde Sofa109.35
Celestia Microfiber 78.75″ Flared Arms Sofa97.02
Cotton 79″ Pillow top Arm Sofa120
Garren 75.6″ Square Arm Sofa88
Copenhagen Microfiber 73″ Rolled Arm Sofa100
Lincoln 69.68″ Square Arm Sofa82.2
83″ Tuxedo Arm Sofa104.41

How Much Does a Loveseat or 2-Seater Couch Weigh?

Min. Loveseat Weight (lbs)54
Average Loveseat Weight (lbs)73.481
Max. Loveseat Weight (lbs)100
Median Loveseat Weight (lbs)72.25

Loveseats are the lightest of all couch types, weighing 100 pounds or lower. While it is common to find a standard couch over 100 pounds, it is not common to find a loveseat over 100 pounds. Keep in mind though that loveseats with reclining seats or a middle armrest are going to go over our average weight of 73 pounds. 

Click HERE to see an example of a loveseat on Wayfair that is 176 pounds. Here are 20 popular loveseats and their weights:

Listing NameWeight (Pounds)
Beneduce Cotton 62.5″ Pillow top Arm Loveseat100
Pasillas 61.75″ Flared Arm Loveseat78.48
Sauter Loveseat75.6
Dorothea 59.5″ Square Arm Loveseat82
Isaac 57″ Square Arm Loveseat67
Nagma 56″ Flared Arm Loveseat71.2
Johnston 78″ Flared Arm Loveseat89
Calvillo Standard 49.75″ Flared Arm Loveseat56
Copenhagen 61″ Round Arm Loveseat77.55
Garduno Loveseat72.6
Celestia Microfiber / Microsuede 56.3″ Flared Arms Loveseat70.4
Ascencio 64″ Square Arms Loveseat54
Waloo Velvet 53″ Square Arm Loveseat66
Carolina Velvet 50″ Recessed Arms Loveseat58
Mcelhaney 58.7″ Square Arm Loveseat63.8
Paulsen Jumbo Loveseat71.9
Rigney Standard Loveseat90
Crean Loveseat73.8
Somerville Loveseat82.4
Ulises Loveseat69.89

How Much Does a Sectional Sofa Weigh?

Min. Sectional Weight (lbs)87
Average Sectional Weight (lbs)151.812
Max. Sectional Weight (lbs)240
Median Sectional Weight (lbs)138.05

Sectionals are by far the heaviest type of couch with the maximum sectional weight of our chosen couches being 240 pounds. However, they usually come apart in to two or three sections, often making them one of the easiest couches to move. 

Keep in mind there are sectionals bigger than 240 pounds. Click HERE to see a sectional with reclining seats that weighs 311 pounds.

Here are twenty popular sectional couches and their weights:

Listing NameWeight (Pounds)
Swick 215” Reversible Modular Sectional207.1
Elliston 90″ Right-Hand Facing Sectional135
Archdale 120″ Left Hand Facing Sectional130
Strummer Reversible Sectional120.15
Bouldin Creek Reversible Sectional183
Genevieve 102.75″ Right Hand Facing Sectional152.12
Bicknell 93″ Right Hand Facing Sectional133.76
Lora 97″ Right Hand Facing Sectional135
Ahmed Right Facing Stationary Sectional133
Sciortino Sectional with Ottoman156
Sunnydale 105″ Left Hand Facing Sectional with Ottoman165
Bridgeport 33.5″ Right Hand Facing Modular Sectional160.06
Fiskeville 99″ Reversible Sleeper Sectional231.2
Morpheus 82.5″ Reversible Sectional Ottoman145
Caples Fabric Left Hand Facing Sectional129.75
Dewitt Left Hand Facing Sectional135
Clem 81″ Right Hand Facing Sectional with Ottoman117
Perrault 130″ Right Hand Facing Sectional240
Sawyer 119″ Left Hand Facing Modular Sectional with Ottoman141.1
77″ Reversible Modular Sectional with Ottoman87

What Can Affect A Couch’s Weight?

Many things can alter the weight of a couch, including:

  • Reclining Seats: This could cause an increase in weight due to the extra mechanics to make the reclining possible
  • Extra Armrests in Between Seats: More space is needed in between seating, creating more couch support. This adds to the weight.
  • Special Compartments: Extra space, latches, or cup holders often add heavy materials.
  • Thin Cushions: Less cushion could cause a slight decrease in weight.
  • Close-To-Ground Seating: This could cause a decrease in weight.
  • Couch Bed or Pullout: Pull out couches are notorious for being incredibly heavy, as they store a metal foldable frame and a mattress inside. 
  • Bench-Style Design: This would make the couch much thinner and possibly shorter, making it lighter.

How to Safely Move a Couch

After you find out the weight of your couch, it is important to figure out the best way to move it. This protects both the couch and yourself. Picking up heavy furniture incorrectly can severely harm you, so it is important to take precautions.

For the lighter couches, like loveseats or lighter standard couches, you should at least have one other person carrying the couch with you. It’s important to have one person on each side so there isn’t any lack of support on one side.

Below are a few things you should do when moving to protect you and the couch when moving it.

  • Wrap the cushions and couch with blankets or protective material like foam.
  • Like mentioned before, get help from friends or a hired hand when moving it.
  • Make sure you know the best way to get the couch from point A to point B with your and your crew’s safety in mind along with the couch. If necessary, map out checkpoints where you can set the couch down and relax for a moment.
  • Be careful if moving the couch up or down stairs. Be aware of your surroundings and use boards as a makeshift ramp if necessary.
  • Be careful when lifting to prevent straining of any muscles or tendons.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back.

How Much Do Couches Weigh? – Now You Know

Couches come in many shapes and sizes, but in general, they can weigh anywhere from 54 pounds to 240. There are exceptions where they can weigh more than that. If there are any reclining chairs in your couch, it could very well weigh more than 240 pounds. It is very important that you’re aware of how much your couch weighs if you ever need to move it.

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