The importance of a good office chair can not be overemphasized. An office chair is one of, if not the single most important piece of office furniture. A quality office chair will help you fit and healthy, even as you sit in your office. If you do not believe this, try to sit in a run down chair for just one day. Ever heard the saying “A good worker is a happy worker”? Well in terms of office chairs this quote can be altered to “A good worker is a comfortable worker” and the office chair is at the centre of comfort for a worker.
Since every office is different and also each person is different, office chairs vary greatly in shape, size, colour, style and materials. Office chairs also vary greatly in price and therefore it is good to determine whether you are in the market for new office chairs, or would prefer to explore buying used office furniture.
Office chairs are one of the most important aspects of office furniture. No matter the office, high performing desks and office chairs are key so that workers can perform their tasks in an effective and comfortable manner. When it comes to work, comfortable seating is not just an added luxury; it is one of the key elements to making certain that work productivity is at maximum capacity. The office chairs is used to perform a number of different tasks. From writing, taking phone calls, or performing computer tasks office chairs must be sturdy, durable, comfortable, and fit in with the décor and surroundings of the office environment.
Here are the most important things to look for in office chairs:
The padding and design of the seat should be considered. The front of the seat should have a rounded edge. A straight horizontal front will cut off circulation on the backside of the knees. A good tip is that you should be able to slide your fingers between the inside of legs and the front edge of the seat.
Your new or used office chairs should provide adequate back support. The back support of the office chairs should also be adjustable to align appropriately to your back. The back support of the office chairs should remain the same as you move and recline in your chair. A good office chairs with proper back support will improve your posture and therefore eliminate or reduce back pain and stiffness. Selecting an office chairs without adequate back support can cause back problems that could stay with you your entire life.
Your chair must be stable. Your chair tipping over when you are in it is not funny. Serious and permanent injury can occur. Look for a chair on wheels that swivels and a five-point base that will not flip you over on your head when you recline.
So, take time you are out shopping for your new office furniture, take this article with you. Once you have decided on your new office chairs, make sure it possesses all of the above features. As mentioned earlier, a good office chairs will improve posture and eliminate aches and pains.
You definitely need to fit into your office chairs and the seat needs to fit in your office. If you have to squeeze into the office chairs then it does not fit, no matter how comfortable it may seem once you are seated. There should be room between the armrests and your body. In addition, the armrests need to interact with the desk. A good office chairs will have adjustable armrests. What good are armrests if they are not useable or uncomfortable to use. Armrests should help you with tasks like reading and writing, and taking pressure and tension off the wrists neck and shoulders.
People are not all the same height; therefore, your office chairs must have a height adjustment. The specifications to adjust your office chairs and to promote good posture are as follows: thighs should be horizontal to the ground while both feet are on the ground and wrists should be straight while typing.
If you cannot find an office chairs height that allows both of the above, you may want to find a way to alter the height of your keyboard so that you can have straight wrists while typing and your body is aligned properly with the chair and the floor.