How Much Do Couches Weigh? (+ Epic 60 Couch Spreadsheet)

If you’re planning on moving couches by hand or by machine, you’ll want to know how much do couches 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 and 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 with 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.

How Much Do Couches Weigh?

How much do couches weigh

Since there are three main types of couches, there are three different sets of data to discuss. Within these three sets of data, there are:

  • 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)80
Average Couch Weight (lbs)100.990
Max. Couch Weight (lbs)139
Median Couch Weight (lbs)89.5

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)
Clemons 89” Upholstered Sofa120
Bel-Air 72.25” Upholstered Sofa86.24
Mizue 79.5” Linen Pillow Top Arm Sofa88
Kenn 84” Upholstered Sofa120
Sofa 91” Upholstered Sofa116
Sofa 91” Upholstered Sofa80
Caniah 78.75” Upholstered Sofa80
Corbyn 84” Upholstered Sofa109.24
Kenn 84” Upholstered Sofa120
Payan 69.68” Vegan Leather Sofa82.2
Adonnis 79.92Inch Velvet Round Arm Upholstered Sofa Couch136
Ibiza 78.7” Upholstered Sofa82.4
William Street 80.31” Upholstered Sofa85.76
AllModern Geo 84” Upholstered Sofa139
Kouchouk 78.74” Upholstered Sofa91
Mizue 79.5” Linen Pillow Top Arm Sofa88
Garren 75.6” Square Arm Tufted Sofa88
Copenhagen Upholstered Round Arms 73″ Sofa101
Mccaulley 69.68” Upholstered Sofa82.2
Mistana Casas 83” Upholstered Sofa125

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

Min. Loveseat Weight (lbs)37.4
Average Loveseat Weight (lbs)68.714
Max. Loveseat Weight (lbs)102
Median Loveseat Weight (lbs)69.85

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 183 pounds. Here are 20 popular loveseats and their weights:

Listing NameWeight (Pounds)
Kenn 62.5” Upholstered Loveseat100
Pasillas 61.75” Upholstered Loveseat78.48
Paschall 57” Upholstered Loveseat56
65″ Square Arm Loveseat83.4
Garren 52.4″ Square Arm Tufted Loveseat69.3
Caniah 56.3” Upholstered Loveseat70.4
Erinn 67.25” Upholstered Loveseat72
Deby 49.75” Upholstered Loveseat56
Copenhagen 61″ Loveseat70.5
Ibiza 57.87” Round Arm Tufted Loveseat67.1
Helsel 62.2” Upholstered Loveseat74.1
67″ Square Arm Loveseat68.3
Adalynn 51” Upholstered Loveseat58.9
Carolina 50.25” Upholstered Loveseat58
Mcelhaney 58.75″ Round Arm Loveseat63.8
Paulsen 57.87” Vegan Leather Loveseat71.9
Cali 49.5” Upholstered Loveseat37.4
Euclid 47” Upholstered Loveseat43.2
Somerville 67” Upholstered Loveseat102
Mellow Hana 52.40” Upholstered Loveseat73.5

How Much Does a Sectional Sofa Weigh?

Min. Sectional Weight (lbs)60
Average Sectional Weight (lbs)166.221
Max. Sectional Weight (lbs)324
Median Sectional Weight (lbs)162.53

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 into 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)
Arzuaga 4 – Piece Upholstered Sectional236
90″ Wide Right Hand Facing Sofa & Chaise175
4 – Piece Upholstered Sectional324
Strummer Upholstered Sectional120.15
Bouldin Creek 4 – Piece Upholstered Sectional183
Aristotele 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional189
Louden 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional127
Lora 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional135
Adryel 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional108
Forbestown 7 – Piece Upholstered Sectional138
Sunnydale Left Hand Facing Sofa and Chaise165
Bridgeport 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional160.06
Gunnar 3 – Piece Upholstered Sectional192
Azura 2 – Piece Slipcovered Sectional108
Sindy 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional60
Amreena 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional138
Hardin 3 – Piece Upholstered Sectional200
Interiors Zonia 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional171
Roeder 6 – Piece Upholstered Sectional253
Thompson 2 – Piece Upholstered Sectional142.2

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

All this data is fine and good, but you’re getting ready to move into a nice, new, hopefully quiet apartment and you need to know how to safely move a couch. 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 heavy objects to protect yourself and the couch when moving it.

  • Wrap the cushions and couch with blankets or protective material like foam or plastic
  • 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 you and your crew’s safety in mind along with the couch. 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.

In Conclusion

Couches come in many shapes and sizes, but in general, they can weigh anywhere from 54 pounds to 300. But, there are exceptions where they can weigh more than that.

If there are reclining chairs or other additions 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.

Now get out there and get yourself a lovely new couch to add a little upgrade to your home.


Leslie has lived in tons of different places that were all in different states of repair. She has experience remodeling and replacing just about everything in a home including the roof. When she's not working on a project, Leslie blogs about home improvement tips to pass on her knowledge to others.

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