What Makes an Office Chair the Best Chair for Offices ?
When it comes to chairs, you are spoilt for choice. Picking the best office chair to best fit you can be complicated.
However, there are a few things to consider when choosing a new office chair. From price and appearance, to ergonomics and mobility, its important to know what you need and want before you purchase a new desk chair.
Every person is different, so choosing the perfect office chair often comes down to personal preference and needs.
Finding the best office chair for you comes down to personal preference and needs.
Office Chair Types:
Most are adjustable in some way. You want a chair with at least adjustable height and armrests. However, the best office chair should be adjustable in five+ ways.
Adjustments can include the following:
- Height adjustable armrests
- Height adjustable backrest
- Adjustable backrest angle
- Height adjustable seat
- Adjustable seat angle/tilt
- Adjustable backrest tension
- Forward/backwards adjustable seat
Ultimately, you need to find a chair that is adjustable to suit your unique spine to ensure that you are comfortable, and your back is fully supported.
Additionally, your chair should not require tools to adjust.
Read our back-support article for more info on back support for office chairs.
Ergonomic Office Chairs
Back pain can get in the way of your productivity at work. Ergonomic chairs can help avoid and reduce back pain with adequate lumbar support for your lower back.
If you’re interested in Ergonomic office chairs, make sure that your chosen chair is Ergonomically Certified. If you’re not sure if it is, you should be able to request the chair’s Ergonomic certificate.
We have a variety of Ergonomic chairs available in our Managerial Seating range.
Office chair with castors VS office chair without castors
If your desk or work surface is quite wide (you can’t reach the edge when sitting in the middle), you need an office chair with castors. An office chair with castors gives you increased mobility in your workspace and reduces the strain of stretching to reach things.
If you do decide to get a rolling chair, make sure the wheelbase is well-built and that it easily glides across the floor.
A chair without castors should only be used as a visitor’s chair. These chairs are not recommended for working at desks.
Office Chair Material Types
We offer a variety of materials, especially when referring to the seat and the backrest. From leather and fabric to mesh and plastic.
Here are some of the best office chair material options:
Fabric chairs are comfortable and give you great value for your money.
Fabric chairs are available in a large variety of colour options to brighten up your office. Therefore, it is easy to find an office chair that fits into the style and colour scheme of your office.
Mesh is a popular chair material, especially when it comes to backrests, due to its breath-ability. Mesh chairs are shaped ergonomically and provide support for your back. A high-quality mesh chair should not lose its shape and provide decent back support, even with regular use.
When it comes to comfort and style, you can’t go wrong with leather. Elegant and sophisticated, a leather chair will reflect your style effortlessly while keeping you comfortable.
Find your perfect leather or faux leather chair in our Executive Seating range.
We have a wide range of office chairs for sale:
At All Office, we have a wide variety of office seating options. Our range includes:
Get in touch and let us help you find your perfect match today:
Chairs range in price, however with our wide selection, you will be able to find a chair that not only meets your needs, but matches your budget.