Posted by Oze Parrot on 17th February 2006
Most Office Chairs, these days, are fully adjustable and allow the user to adjust the seat, armrests, back, and height, so as to prevent repetitive strain injuries and back pain associated with sitting for long periods of time. The added benefit is that one type of chair will suit a variety of people, although it may not suit everybody.
The materials used in the Frame Construction of an Office Chair play an important part in the performance and life of the Chair. The choice of steel, wood, aluminum, or composite material framing will depend on the intended use of the chair. All are generally durable frames, but steel and wood ( particularly oak and cherry) have an edge when it comes to heavy work use and durability.
Choice of framing materials also depend on the weight of the individual that will be using the chair, a heavier person will need the strength of steel or wood Construction. Before choosing an Office Chair, always check on the weight-rating of the chair to make sure that is suitable for your needs.
Pneumatic and ratchet adjustments are available on most executive and task chairs. The pneumatically adjusted chairs are the easiest to operate for efficient, individual height adjustments. Be sure to check the weight-rating of the pneumatic adjustments. For those who exceed the pneumatic adjustment weight-ratings, ratchet adjustment chairs are generally preferable.
Ergonomic options are available on a wider range of seating styles, but are most common on “task chairs.” These options include pneumatic gas lift, swivel and tilt control, height and arm adjustments, and adjustable back height and angle.
Remember – prices of Office Chairs will depend on the Frame Construction, type of Chair, seat materials, and ergonomic options.
Before selecting new Chairs for yourself or your employees, always test the Chair thoroughly before you make a decision to purchase.
Arrange for your employees to visit the store and have them sit in the Chair for a lengthy period. Take notice of any remarks that your employees may make and ascertain that there are no hidden sources of discomfort.
There’s no point in buying new Office Chairs that are not suitable for your needs. It’s not very nice to have to sit in a Chair all day that is not really comfortable.
Further information can be found on our website: Chair Hunter
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