Chair Buying Guide
The Right Fit : The right fit can be essential, Becauase it enables you to move freely and carry out your tasks undisturbed.
Adjustability : this important, for example, when there's a regular influx or new staff. A highly adjustable chair, for one is a long-term solution, and it can be kept longer as it can easily accommodate vastly different criteria such as height or weigh.
Desk Height : A complementary desk height for your chair is a salient detail to take into consideration. If it doesn't match, it's bound to casue discomfort.
General : A conscious choice of fabric is not just aesthetics or favourite colours - because if you just grab something and go, you might find certain type of fabrics are more comfortable than others.
Fabric : Pros > Soft, comfortable, available in a variety of different colours.
Cons > Stains are difficult to remove; the fabric itself will show signs of wear over time.
Mesh : Pros > the type of fabric is breathable and, unlike the first choice, Much more durable.
Cons > The texture is usually of a firm character and as such not excatly made for great comfort since these chairs usually don't come with a sewn-in cushion.
Leather : Pro's > not only is leather pleasing to the eye and will add a sophisticated flair to your office, But it will also guarantee your comfort, For its soft and even has a appealling scent for some.
Cons > It stains easily and may crack, plus conditioning is needed, which can be time-consuming.
Although this is part purely to please the eye, keeping aesthetics in mind when choosing your office chair is not the worst idea. The same rules are applicable to bases-simply aesthetic. No more, no less.
Graphite Dark, Charcoal
Titanium/Platinium/Fog Lighter grey option to Graphite
Polished Aluminium Metal with a shine
There are a multitude of options to choose from, and different aspects to take into account when it comes to armrests. Mostly, however, if you use them, it is advisable to opt to look for ones that are cushioned, contoured, and can be adjusted if need be. This is important because it will help you to maintain good posture and allay muscle tension from having to raise your shoulders too much.
Fixed Arms Stay forward, not adjustable at all
Height-Adjutable Arms Move up and down
Fully Adjustable Arms Move up and down, in and out- adjustable to your individual need
The rule of thumb regarding the height of a chair is not to let your feet dangle. Instead, they should be firmly on the ground so as to retain a good posture and avoid unnecessary back pain down the road. Adjustability is especially relevant if the chair in question is going to be used by several, different-sized people.
In general, it should be possible to make adjustments concerning the backrest as well-you should be able to recline the back by at least 15 degrees. Lumbar support is preferable here, meaning if you have lower back pain, this detail should not be neglected. Along with adjustable lumbar support, most if not all of these chairs have different depth as well, which means your comfort won't be compromised whether your back curves a lot or not.
Recline or Tilting
Pivot While the chair reclines, the back slides out.
Even back Seat and back and move simultaneously.
Straight Recline The backrest moves downwards while your legs go upward.
So, how you can tell this feature is correct? Simple! Try to slide your hands between the front edge and the back of your knees. If you can do this, that's how you'll know it's the right size. Another thing to watch out is for rounded edges so they don't end up digging into your legs.
Last but not least- the base. It is advisable to choose a chair with five legs on the base. Otherwise, the risk of suddenly tipping over along with your chair may be rather high. Additionally, casters should be able to move freely so you're not restricted in your movement and can bend down if you need to.