Toni Sweet. Chairs. March 18th , 2017.
Arm rests, unlike the task chairs, are a must. These are also adjustable so that the user’s lower arms and elbows will be the same height as they keyboard and will allow the user’s shoulders to rest. They also come with ample back and lumbar support.
Perhaps the greatest advantage to purchasing an armless office chair over a chair with arms is the price discount you will receive. Armless chairs will always be less in price over a chair with arms because the cost for adding a set of arms to a chair always results in an increase in price. Equipping your office with armless chairs over chairs with arms is a viable choice for those on a budget as it will end up saving you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Chair arms are one of the first parts to break on an office chair because of the repeated pressure that is applied to them throughout the chair’s lifetime. If your chair is even still under warranty when the part breaks, it can be quite time-consuming to request replacement parts; sometimes the process of receiving a new part can take up to a few weeks from the time the request is placed with the manufacturer. If your chair is not under warranty, then a new chair will need to be purchased adding to the cost which could have been saved had you purchased an armless office chair.
The size of the back of the chair is one of the most important features. For an executive chair to be truly comfortable, the top of the back of the chair should be no lower than the middle of the back of the person’s head who will be using the seat. In a truly comfortable office chair, a person should be able to lean back and have their head rest against the back of the chair or a headrest. Many lower quality chairs have backs that extend up almost to the back of a person’s head, but not quite. If a person leans back in one of these chairs, their head hangs over the back and it is quite uncomfortable.
If what you need are some sturdy chairs that will last a lifetime, wooden chairs can be a great solution. In school halls you will find chairs that date back many eras and decades. Wood is tough and strong, and as long as it is only ever used indoors, the lifespan is extremely long. Wood however is not the cheapest material for your chairs, and these days there are many more economical alternatives available.
If your dining table is raised or higher than average consider looking for counter or bar height stools that are adjustable to ensure you will have the ability to reach the table or will not be sitting too high above the table. Most dining chairs will not be able to accommodate dining tables that are higher than 31\" and will require stool seating.
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