Marianne Compton. Chairs. July 17th , 2017.
Purchase a Chair That is Built to Last - The easiest way to ensure that a chair will be designed to withstand years of use is to purchase a chair that is built to last. This is simple, if you are looking for a bargain chair at your nearest Staples or Office Depot, perhaps you will get a great price but in turn you will also be receiving a chair that is made of bargain components. In other words, it will not last you as long as you might expect and you will most likely need to purchase another new chair a year or two down the line. It actually makes more sense in the long run to spend more on a chair that will last ten years then to have to continuously purchase new chairs every year, and is less of a hassle.
One of the first things we usually consider before buying an work chair is whether it is comfortable or not. This is important because we are going to sit on that chair for almost the entire day everyday and who would want to sit on something uncomfortable for that long? It has also been found that comfortable seats can affect our work productivity.
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.
Where you purchase the chairs from will also determine the price you will pay. If you purchase from big box retailers you will typically be able to get a favorable price, however you will also be sacrificing quality for price. With specialty stores and home furniture dealerships you can expect to pay more than you would at a big brand store, however they will also carry much higher quality product that will last for years to come. Purchasing online is another convenient option which allows you to pick out exactly what you want from the comfort of your own home. Online pricing is generally very competitive allowing for cheaper pricing than you would find in specialty stores and products usually ship relatively quickly. Many internet retailers will also offer a volume discount when multiple chairs are purchased.
When these are used as task chairs, they usually lack arm rests. On the other hand, if they are to be used as desk chairs, they can be made with armrests and are now more suitable for works of longer duration. Because ergonomic task chairs are the cheapest among all the other types of ergonomic office chairs, you can also expect that this would give the least support. Therefore, this might be the least likely to be recommended for long sitting hours.
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