A good office chairs should support your body in various positions while still allowing you the ability to perform tasks efficiently. It is also important to consider the aesthetics of your new office chair. These are the most important things to look for in a chair:
1. Adjustable Height
A height-adjustable seat is the first thing you should look for. This feature is found in almost all chairs. The manufacturer must allow for different heights so that everyone can use the chair. It is best to place your feet flat on a table so that your legs are not compressed.
Although it seems obvious, not all office chairs can swivel. Static chairs can be used by people who don’t need to move around in their work. However, if you do have to move, it is important that your chair can swivel to ensure you don’t twist your back and cause damage to your back.
3. Adjustable Lumbar Support & Backrest
If a chair is to be ergonomically correct, it must have lumbar support and an adjustable backrest. The backrest adjusts to the user’s posture and relieves pressure on the upper back. A good lumbar support keeps the spine in its natural curve ‘S’ shape and ensures that the surrounding muscles are not overworked.
4. Material for the Seat
The chair’s seat should be properly padded to provide support. This also applies to the arm rests (except for mesh-backed chairs). The padding should be firm enough to hold your weight but not too hard to feel the bottom of the chair.
5. Armrests Adjustable
Although armrests are not necessary for office chairs, they can help to prevent straining the neck. Armrests that can be adjusted must be at the right height and width. If adjustable, the elbows should be perpendicular with the supports. Too high or too low armrests can cause severe problems for your neck and spine.
Also, consider how much time you’ll be sitting in your new chair. The more you use it for longer periods of time, the more adjustable features will you need. Lumbar support is also a must if you plan on using your chair for extended periods of times.
Every chair on our website comes with detailed descriptions and specifications. This will help you make your choice while keeping in mind the above points.