How to Choose the Right Size Office Chair?

Posted on: February 12, 2017

How many hours, would you say, do you spend glued to your office chair? If you’re like the majority of us, you would likely say tons. A lot. Maybe even too many. Want to know how to choose a chair that will keep you fresh and back pain free? If so, Spacesaver Interiors can help out.

A Quick Guide to Sizing Your Ideal Office Chair

When choosing a chair, it’s easy to get caught up in the salesy stuff. Material, design–these are important, sure, but most of the time they don’t play much into actually sizing the right office chair. Use these guidelines, and you’ll find yourself far more comfortable (and probably productive) in your office moving forward:

  1. Chair height – The height of your chair is super important. Too high, and you start to stress your knees and constrict healthy blood flow. Too low, and you start to get that nagging pain in your rear. But choosing the right height chair is actually really simple! When sitting, you should be able to naturally and comfortably allow your feet to rest flat on the floor or footrest, and your upper legs should be parallel to the floor.
  2. Seat width – Average office chairs range from 18-20’ in seat width. This is something you should shop around for, and actually experience. Find the seat size that fits you comfortable, and be sure to note or write down the information for future use. Proper seat width allows for comfort and discourages sore legs and thighs.
  3. Small parts adjustability – Pretty much every office chair offers up the standard up/down adjustments. But for true comfort and ergonomics, you’ll want one that can be adjusted at the seat, the backing, and the arms. Your chair should mold specifically to you and your unique physiology, rather than your physiology molding to the chair!
  4. Mind your wheels – Mobility can be important in an office chair for sure, just be sure to match your wheels correctly. Office chair wheels are actually rated for either bare-floor or carpeted floor use, and you should keep this in mind when purchasing, lest you grind your poor chair into the carpet and end up toppling over.

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