Toni Sweet. Chairs. February 23rd , 2017.
There are a large variety of desk chairs out there in all different colors, sizes, upholstery options, and adjustments; but how do you know which one will work best for your office space? A good desk chair, whether it is for your desk at your work office or home office, will provide you with enough support to keep you comfortable throughout your sitting duration. With good support comes less back, neck, and muscle pain that can occur from poorly designed office chairs. While some desk chairs are specifically designed to eliminate pre-existing health issues such as lower back pain, other desk chairs are made to match other office furniture. For example if you have a desk in a mahogany finish, some may want to find a wooden desk chair with a mahogany finished frame to match their desk. Whether you spend much of your day sitting in your desk chair or if your desk chair is more for show, there are certain guidelines that should be followed when choosing a desk chair.
The dining room is one of the most important rooms in a house and the one of the only places that joins everyone together. The dining room is meant for entertaining, whether you are hosting guests for a big celebration or having a quiet family dinner. The dining room chairs will be one of the first pieces of furniture that your guests will see and more importantly will be sitting in, so it is crucial to have a dining room that is both attractive in appearance and welcoming. If your current dining chairs are looking a little drab or you find them contrasting your kitchen furniture it may be time to consider making the splurge for a new set of dining chairs. With the thousands of options available for purchase, there are 5 things to consider before making your purchase to ensure you will be completely satisfied once you get your new chairs.
The brand featuring the office chair heralded as one of the most comfortable office chairs of all time certainly would have been expected to do well this year, and they did not disappoint! It’s hard to top many of the chairs offered by RFM, but they certainly outdid themselves with the chairs from their Verte series. The 22011 Verte Ergonomic Office Chair by RFM and its two sibling chairs from RFM Preferred Seating features a back that molds itself to the shape of the user’s spine, making it one of the most comfortable chairs in existence. They are not alone though! RFM’s mission is to keep designing chairs that are always at the forefront of innovation. Many of their chairs, particularly the Verte, Echelon, and Internet, feature ergonomic design to improve all aspects of the office experience, from comfort to productivity. With a mission like that, its no wonder they’ve done so well this year!
The more practical factors that one should consider include features like lumbar adjustment, height adjustment, and the spring tension at which the chair can recline. Good chairs should also come with a latch that prevents the chair from reclining at all. The top quality chairs will provide adjustable armrests. The armrests should be able to be adjusted in and out from the center of the chair, as well as up and down, and even the length of the armrests should be adjustable.
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.
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