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
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
How Much Does an Average, 3-Seater Couch Weigh?
|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 Name||Weight (pounds)|
|Waldschmidt Microfiber / Microsuede 89″ Pillow Top Arm Sofa||120|
|Bel-Air 72.25″ Square Arm Sofa||86.24|
|Mcallister Microfiber 79″ Pillow top Arm Sofa||120|
|Microfiber 86″ Pillow top Arm Sofa||120|
|Inkerman 91″ Round Arm Sofa||145|
|Celestia Microfiber / Microsuede 78.75″ Flared Arm Sofa||84.7|
|Fleury Velvet 84″ Rolled Arm Sofa||109.24|
|Salomon 84″ Pillow Top Arms Sofa||120|
|Payan Jumbo Sofa||82.2|
|Santucci 79″ Round Arm Sofa||110|
|Ibiza Microfiber 80.3″ Flared Arm Sofa||91|
|William Street Sofa||85.76|
|Celestia Microfiber 78.75″ Flared Arms Sofa||97.02|
|Cotton 79″ Pillow top Arm Sofa||120|
|Garren 75.6″ Square Arm Sofa||88|
|Copenhagen Microfiber 73″ Rolled Arm Sofa||100|
|Lincoln 69.68″ Square Arm Sofa||82.2|
|83″ Tuxedo Arm Sofa||104.41|
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 Name||Weight (Pounds)|
|Beneduce Cotton 62.5″ Pillow top Arm Loveseat||100|
|Pasillas 61.75″ Flared Arm Loveseat||78.48|
|Dorothea 59.5″ Square Arm Loveseat||82|
|Isaac 57″ Square Arm Loveseat||67|
|Nagma 56″ Flared Arm Loveseat||71.2|
|Johnston 78″ Flared Arm Loveseat||89|
|Calvillo Standard 49.75″ Flared Arm Loveseat||56|
|Copenhagen 61″ Round Arm Loveseat||77.55|
|Celestia Microfiber / Microsuede 56.3″ Flared Arms Loveseat||70.4|
|Ascencio 64″ Square Arms Loveseat||54|
|Waloo Velvet 53″ Square Arm Loveseat||66|
|Carolina Velvet 50″ Recessed Arms Loveseat||58|
|Mcelhaney 58.7″ Square Arm Loveseat||63.8|
|Paulsen Jumbo Loveseat||71.9|
|Rigney Standard Loveseat||90|
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 Name||Weight (Pounds)|
|Swick 215” Reversible Modular Sectional||207.1|
|Elliston 90″ Right-Hand Facing Sectional||135|
|Archdale 120″ Left Hand Facing Sectional||130|
|Strummer Reversible Sectional||120.15|
|Bouldin Creek Reversible Sectional||183|
|Genevieve 102.75″ Right Hand Facing Sectional||152.12|
|Bicknell 93″ Right Hand Facing Sectional||133.76|
|Lora 97″ Right Hand Facing Sectional||135|
|Ahmed Right Facing Stationary Sectional||133|
|Sciortino Sectional with Ottoman||156|
|Sunnydale 105″ Left Hand Facing Sectional with Ottoman||165|
|Bridgeport 33.5″ Right Hand Facing Modular Sectional||160.06|
|Fiskeville 99″ Reversible Sleeper Sectional||231.2|
|Morpheus 82.5″ Reversible Sectional Ottoman||145|
|Caples Fabric Left Hand Facing Sectional||129.75|
|Dewitt Left Hand Facing Sectional||135|
|Clem 81″ Right Hand Facing Sectional with Ottoman||117|
|Perrault 130″ Right Hand Facing Sectional||240|
|Sawyer 119″ Left Hand Facing Modular Sectional with Ottoman||141.1|
|77″ Reversible Modular Sectional with Ottoman||87|
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.