Jeannine Castro. Chairs. October 17th , 2017.
The materials the chair is made up is another important factor. Leather is the most common option for high-end executive chairs. Leather is both comfortable and elegant. The comfort comes from the temperature which leather maintains. It stays cool and does not get too hot to sit in for long periods of time. But, in cooler climates, leather does warm up to one’s body temperature and does not stay too cool. While there are plenty of good models of cloth executive office chairs, they will all be considered second best to the leather models. In addition, one of the considerations of having a really nice office chair is to give off an impression of power. Leather often does this, because of the inherent cost.
The single most overlooked feature to consider when looking at buying office chair is the base. It is standard for these chairs to have casters or wheels. However some chairs come with only four spokes, or for legs with wheels; others with five, or six. It is important to get a chair that has more than four legs. With only four legs, depending on the orientation of the chair, it can be easy to tip out of the chair. Because of the head rest, someone sitting in the chair will be inclined to sit back and lean back in the chair. If the chair has only four legs, i.e. a base with four wheels, if they are leaning back between two of the legs, the chair could tip over backwards. (The taller back of an executive chair makes this more likely than with a smaller, standard office chair.) With five or more wheels, the chair becomes more stable. Of course, the other determining factor of the stability is the width of the base. Again, high-end executive chairs will have a wider base.
Unknown to some people, bad chairs is a likely reason why most office workers suffer from back pains and even poor circulation. This is because a bad office chair will not make you feel comfortable and will also not provide you ample support for your body. Sitting on long hours block your circulation but sitting on long hours on a bad chair can make it worse.
If you think our ordinary task chairs would not go beyond ordinary, think again. Manufacturers have also made ergonomic task chairs which are in fact, one of the most widely used ergonomic office chairs. These can also be and are commonly used as desk chairs because they are cheaper than the other kinds of ergonomic work chairs. They are usually characterized by low and mid back heights and have cushioned seats that are on the harder side.
When you look for any chair with moving parts, go to a showroom and try it out first. Does the mechanism move smoothly, without any grinding or bumps? How difficult is it to move? Be sure to sit in the chair the way you will at home. Check the comfort, the level of the headrest, and move the footrest and any other moveable parts. Since moving parts get more wear than the rest of the chair, you want to be sure they’ll hold up to use.
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