Polyflor has donated £50,000 to Children in Need to settle a legal action from Tarkett after a tweet about Tarkett's tax bills.
40 leading figures from the furniture industry are to meet politicians and leading civil servants next week in a bid to boost exports.
Growth in online sales has lead to the opening of a US showroom for leather repair and cleaning company Furniture Clinic.
Flooring distribution group Headlam has confirmed anecdotal evidence of an autumn upturn among independent retailers.
A furniture distributor has been fined £4,000 plus £5,500 costs for supplying a sofa that failed flammability regulations.