When you’re looking for used or even new furniture, the office chair is probably the most important piece; it’s where you’ll be spending the majority of your day.
Picking an office chair is no different than picking a chair for your living room at home, you want comfort; they’re just serving different purposes. So what should you be looking for? Some thoughts to keep in mind.
Back Support – Without back support the hours spent on your chair may start to become a hassle. To improve posture, and likely comfort, you’ll want a chair with decent back support, which in turn may help you in productivity as you are comfortable with no worries of experiencing stiffness or pain during, or after, sitting on your chair.
Seating – It’s all about padding and design. Make sure the seat is not going to cut off circulation to your legs (Avoid straight edge chairs as they may do that; look for something more rounded or contoured at the front). Additionally you’ll want to choose a level of padding that suits your needs, a stiffer padding may be better in a boardroom where people need to remain focused, where a softer chair in the office will ensure those long hours are spent in productive comfort.
Width – If you don’t fit, then it’s not the right chair. Look for something that leaves adequate space between the armrests and your body. Also look at the width and adjustability of armrests; you’d be surprised how much better you might work with armrests that are suited to your arms. Narrow armrests can cause pressure pain much quicker, leading to discomfort and lower productivity.
Height – We’re all different and having the right height chair can make all the difference in the world, so the chair should be able to raise or lower as needed.
Style – This is of course your main concern but don’t overlook the first four elements. There’s such a wide variety of used office chairs available that meeting style and comfort needs is easier than ever!
Envirotech Office Systems can help you pick out the perfect new, or used, office chair. Contact us!