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Office Chair Guide: How to Choose the Right Office Chair?
Many office workers in Singapore spend the majority of their time seated, making the importance of a well-suited ergonomic office chair undeniable. Beyond comfort, the right chair can help sharpen focus and even improve efficiency. Let’s uncover the essential factors that play into selecting the ideal office chair — a choice that directly impacts both your physical well-being and your work performance.
Why is choosing the right office chair important?
Choosing the right office chairs is crucial for employee comfort, productivity, and overall well-being. Ergonomic chairs can reduce the risk of discomfort, in addition to addressing posture issues and preventing injuries during long work hours. Ergonomic office chairs also typically come with a range of customisable functions such as adjustable headrests, armrests and backrest tilt, making them ideal for places where the chairs will be shared by many, such as in an office space. For more insights on why you should opt for ergonomic chairs for your workplace, take a look at the advantages in our guide about ergonomic chairs.
What should I consider when buying an office chair?
When buying an office chair, it's crucial to consider several factors such as the chair's ergonomic design, which promotes proper posture and diminishes strain, its adjustability to cater to individual preferences, the comfort it affords during extended use, the durability and quality of the materials, as well as its size and style.
Functionality is as essential as comfort and appearance, so don’t forget to measure the space beneath your desk before choosing your office chair to ensure that the chair's armrests slot in perfectly when rolled in. This will help with space management while simultaneously giving your work space a less cluttered look.
Apart from the chair itself, the availability of post-purchase service and a comprehensive warranty should also be taken into consideration. Think of it as a safety net in case of defects, issues or damages that might arise post-purchase.
How can we ensure the office chairs offer proper ergonomic support?
Look for chairs with adjustable features like seat height, seat depth, lumbar support, neck support, armrests, and recline functions. Another noteworthy feature is the synchro-tilt mechanism, in which the backrest and seat recline at varying ratios as you lean back. This ensures that the backrest adapts to your body's movements and enhances comfort by alleviating weight from your spine.
If possible, opt for an office chair with adjustable seat depth. Having an office chair with adjustable seat depth ensures that the same chair can be adjusted to fit petite users or taller users with just one easy adjustment. If you’re still unsure where to find such a chair, look no further because our Stellar model offers an impressive 80mm of range adjustability for the seat depth, making it perfect for use in the office and at home.
Highback or midback office chairs, which should I pick?
Highback office chairs offer more support but may be less suitable for users who are on the petite end as the headrest is likely to rest on the back of their heads instead of the back of their necks. To remedy the issue, choose an office chair that has a wide height adjustable range, like our Stellar Office Chair which offers 90mm of height adjustability for the headrest. You can also opt to purchase height adjustable tables to go with our barchair-height office chairs if you're looking to create a truly ergonomic office experience.
Can office chairs be used in a conference room?
Yes, both midback and highback office chairs are ideal for conference rooms. However, for prolonged discussions, consider synchro-tilt over knee-tilt mechanism. Synchro-tilt lets users ergonomically stretch their torsos for optimal comfort and oxygen intake for better comfort and productivity. Do remember to measure the height underneath your conference table to ensure that the armrests of your chosen office chair model can be completely tucked under the table when not in use.
How do we clean office chairs?
Regular cleaning and maintenance can extend the lifespan of the chairs. It's recommended to wipe down non-fabric parts with a soft damp cloth and run a vacuum over the cushioned parts from time to time to prevent debris and dust from gathering in the seat. Do carry out spot cleaning if something is spilled but avoid using harsh chemicals to avoid fading or damage to the chairs.
Can we test the chairs before making a purchase?
Yes, you certainly can! Although purchasing online is convenient, when it comes to finding the best fit for optimal comfort, it’s always a better idea to try out the product in person. So come pay us a visit at the Comfort Furniture showroom where you’ll be able to feel for yourself just how comfortable they are!
No matter whether you’re furnishing your home office or company work space, Comfort Furniture Singapore has office chairs that offer the comfort and quality you deserve. So drop by today and kickstart your productivity with our range of office chairs!READ MORE