Whether you work in the office or from home, if you spend hours at your desk you need a chair that is comfortable. The good news is that most office chairs employ the science of ergonomics - that is making things comfortable and efficient at the same time - and so it shouldn’t be too difficult finding the right chair to suit your needs. In this article, we’ll look at some of the factors you need to consider when choosing a new office chair.
1. Lower Back Support
One of the most important aspects of an office chair is that it supports your lower back. If you sit for hours each day and you experience lower back pain, it’s definitely time to ask for or buy a new office chair. Look for a chair that specifically says that it offers lower back support.
2. Adjustable Seat Height
The best office chairs offer adjustment in many different areas, but seat height adjustment is the most important. If your seat is too low you will be reaching at an unnatural angle or hunching over your keyboard. Different activities may call for different heights so look for a chair that allows you to adjust your seat when you need to.
3. Lean Back And Swivel
One of the most important factors of ergonomics is efficiency. A chair that allows you to swivel and lean back means you’ll be able to reach for those folders behind you without falling off your chair or getting up. A chair with a lean back feature will also help to protect your lower back as it can help to support your spine as you move in your chair. Also if you are taking a call, this type of chair means you can sit back and rest for a while and take the strain off of your muscles and joints.
Armrests are essential if you are typing for most of the day. At the right height, your chair armrests will give your arms support and help you to avoid repetitive strain injuries.
5. The Material
Look for office chairs that provide padding, and which also feature breathable fabrics. Leather is one of the most comfortable materials you can choose, but if the budget won’t stretch, a fabric chair will still deliver optimal comfort.
Whether your existing office chairs are falling apart at the seams or you need to choose new office chairs to comply with health and safety regulations in the workplace, we offer a wide range of office chairs that take into account all of the points above. What’s more, they are available at very affordable rental prices and will ensure everybody is seated comfortably. A comfortable employee is more productive and less likely to suffer from work-related injuries.
Take a look at our range of office chairs today. From office chairs with armrests to our executive leather chairs, we have the perfect chairs to suit your needs.