How to Pick the Perfect Chair

Date: October 15, 2018 Category: Office Furniture Articles Comments: 0

Finding the perfect chair can be a difficult task; it takes time to find the one that fits you perfectly. Lucky for you, we have a vast inventory of demo chairs that you can try before you buy. Before you head into our showroom, there are a few things to consider when looking for your ideal fit. Check out the list below to see what you need to know before you buy.

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1. How long do you sit?

Is this for a conference room or for a desk? Do you spend most of your time running in and out of the office or do you average 8 hours at your desk? If you just need a conference chair, you won't need extra adjustments. Fixed arms and an upholstered back will give you the look and feel you need for meetings. If you are looking for a task chair that you can spend 6+ hours in, you'll want all the additional adjustments to account for the extended time at your desk.

2. Do you have any pain?

Do you notice an increased amount of pain in your lower back? What about your shoulders? For lower back pain, look for a chair with lumbar support. This small piece will reduce the strain on your lower back from sitting for an extended period of time. If you have pain in your upper back and shoulders, perhaps look for a chair with thoracic support. This spinal support encourages a neutral posture to reduce the pain caused by hunching.

3. What adjustments do you need?

Are you taller or shorter than average? Do you put too much strain on your shoulders due to typing all day? A seat slider can help with those long legs and a ratchet back can extend the length of your chair. Height and width adjustable arms can help you get that correct angle in your arms to reduce the strain on your shoulders.

4. Picking the right fabric.

If you have a tendency to spill coffee or you work in a messy industry like construction, you may want to consider darker colors. If you would prefer a brighter color, you'll want something that's easily cleanable like a vinyl.

To find your perfect chair, swing by our office today! To learn more about the chairs pictured here, check out Hon.com.