How To Choose The Right Office Chair

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Every year, people at work spend an average of about 2,200 hours sitting in their workstation chairs. Even if you work in a home office, it is important to invest in a chair that is good for you. After all, there are several studies linking the choice of office chair to overall productivity.

So, what should you look for when buying a chair for your home office? We have eight tips to make selection easier:

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Ergonomics

This usually plays a central role in the office chair purchase decision, which is a good thing. Studies have shown that paying attention to this factor can greatly reduce repetitive work injuries and even reduce the time that employees get sick due to head, shoulder, back and arm pain. The easiest way to start your search is to find a chair that is easy to adjust, especially in terms of height and seat inclination.

The design

High-end chairs tell your customers that you are a cutting-edge luxury brand. Traditional office chairs can fully illustrate the classic nature of your business. Leather tends to convey corporate, closed board style; mesh and/or aluminum chairs say modern, fresh and youthful.

Overall comfort

Just because an office chair provides a lot of ergonomic features-or a lot of extra bells and whistles-doesn’t necessarily mean it will feel great. This is why buying a chair without testing is risky. For example, a product that promises lumbar support may be very comfortable or very uncomfortable, depending on the position, firmness and adjustment level of the support.

Base stability

One of the most overlooked factors when buying an office chair is simple and basic: the base of the chair. First, you can choose a chair with or without wheels. From an ergonomic point of view, it is recommended to use wheels to facilitate movement on the workstation, but a good swivel chair can also provide this additional function.

Size

Staff and work spaces come in various sizes, and office chairs need to accommodate all of them. In general, the seat of a chair should be 15 to 17 inches from the back of the chair to the front edge of the chair. It must be long enough for you to wear it comfortably. The same is true for seat width. The width of the seat should be enough for your thighs to fit easily without touching the armrest base. Approximately 18 inches is the typical width of a seat suitable for various users.

Overall durability

Office chairs can be a major investment, so consider overall durability. After all, chairs are usually the workhorse of daily work, if you must choose wisely beforehand. Check the durability, strength and stability of the following areas: chair bases, armrests, seat backs, tilt mechanisms, casters, foot loops, swivel systems, and long-term seat impacts.

Fabric

When most people choose fabrics for office chairs, they will consider how well it matches the office decoration and how it relates to personal preferences/dislikes. But you may also need to consider whether the fabric is breathable and easy to clean. Cloth is one of the most breathable fabrics; fabrics such as vinyl and leather tend to absorb body heat and reduce air circulation.

The padding

Many ergonomic experts recommend variants with padded edges and rounded front edges on all sides. This type of pad helps protect the blood circulation in the user’s legs. However, as with many office chairs, remember that not all fillers are created equal. Look for a cushion that allows air to circulate. Also test the hardness, because a chair that is too soft can cause back muscle strain and fatigue.