Frequently Asked Questions

How does the west elm CONTRACT program differ from the TO THE TRADE program?

Our CONTRACT program is intended for hospitality projects, commercial retailers, multi–residential developments and more. Our TO THE TRADE program is geared towards those in the design/build industry working on single–residential projects. Note that registered TO THE TRADE members can also use their discount on products from our contract assortment.

If you're working on a commercial workspace, we have a full–service line with a dedicated team here to fulfill your project needs. Learn more at westelmworkspace.com.

How does west elm CONTRACT differ from west elm WORKSPACE?

west elm CONTRACT utilizes the core west elm collection in addition to custom products for hospitality, multifamily residential and commercial retail projects.

If you're working on a commercial office, view the WORKSPACE product assortment and contact our dedicated team here. All WORKSPACE dealers have access to west elm CONTRACT product.

How do I request a quote?

To discuss an upcoming project or request a quote, please contact your Business Sales Account Executive or e–mail wecontract@wsgc.com.

How do I place an order?

Please email wecontract@wsgc.com. If shopping from our in–line contract–approved assortment, you can place your order directly at westelm.com/contract.

Is there a minimum order quantity?

There is no minimum quantity to shop our contract product assortment online. For custom products or COM, some minimums may apply. To discuss specific project needs or large bulk orders, please contact your Business Sales Account Executive or email wecontract@wsgc.com.

What is the lead time?

Lead time for an order can vary based on the product type and quantity. If you are working on a tight deadline we have many products suitable for contract use in stock and ready to ship. For made–to–order and custom developed product, our team can provide more information around expected lead time on a quote. Please contact your Business Sales Account Executive or wecontract@wsgc.com to discuss your specific order needs or to request a quote.

What are my shipping options? Is White Glove Delivery available?

Click here for west elm's shipping information. For questions on a specific order placed, contact your Business Sales Account Executive or email wecontract@wsgc.com for assistance. Additional shipping considerations can be discussed for large–scale projects.

What is contract quality?

Contract quality is the term generally used to describe the type of furniture + textiles needed for use in public spaces including hospitality venues and commercial spaces. Contract furniture + textiles are designed to withstand greater impacts and wear. Each of our products offered for Contract feature upgraded testing demands from our traditional residential standards.

WSI Contract testing standards include all of our regulatory residential standards with an increased level of use, abuse, and reliability testing pulled from select test from the ANSI/BIFMA testing protocols.

west elm WORKSPACE product is tested to and passes BIFMA standards, the highest level of contract testing.

What is the difference between WSI Contract Testing and BIFMA?

WSI Contract testing standards include all of our regulatory residential standards with an increased level of use, abuse, and reliability testing pulled from select tests from the ANSI/BIFMA testing protocols.

BIFMA testing (Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) develops all industry and voluntary standards for the institutional furniture industry in conjunction with ANSI and is conducted in outside testing facilities.

What is your fabric offering?

We have a range of fabric options to support your projects. To view our in–line contract–grade fabric options that meet or exceed 30,000 double rub counts, visit westelm.com/pages/ideas-and-advice/upholstery-fabric-options. Additionally, we have partnered with DESIGNTEX to curate a collection of commercially rated fabrics for our contract upholstery frames. For fabric sample inquiries, please email wecontract@wsgc.com or call 1.844.859.6860 for details. For COM (Customer's Own Material) requests, please e-mail weCOM@wsgc.com.

What is your fire rating?

Our upholstery items are rated TB117. If your project is in an area where other requirements need to be met (such as TB133 in Boston), please contact your Business Sales Account Executive or wecontract@wsgc.com to discuss your specific project needs.

What is your return policy?

While made–to–order items cannot be returned, you can read our return policy in full at westelm.com/customer-service/return.