No matter if you work at a traditional or home office, your computer chair is a key component of your comfort and productivity. A poor fit may lead to health concerns, whereas the right desk chair can help you stay content and focused throughout the workday.

What do You Need to Look For in an Office Chair

As a general rule, for an office chair to be comfortable, it should have adjustable features, including seat height and depth, forward tilt, armrests and headrests, as well as lumbar support. Seat materials should provide adequate support for the lower back and promote a healthy posture.

Let’s look a little closer:

  • Adjustable Height

The ability to modify the seat height of your office desk chair can be essential to keeping you comfortable even during long hours.

  • Look for Adjustable Backrests.

A “slightly reclined” posture may help in protecting your spine while sitting at your desk.

  • Check for Lumbar Support.

A contoured backrest on your office chair will give your back the comfort and support it needs. Pick an office chair shaped to match the natural contour of your spine.

  • Allow for Sufficient Seat Depth and Width.

The office chair seat should be wide and deep enough to let you sit comfortably.

  • Choose Breathable Material and Sufficient Padding.

Mesh back chairs offer a breathable feel, keeping your back nicely ventilated. Leather or faux leather chairs provide a slick, luxurious look sure to impress co-workers and clients. Certain chairs are distinctly firm, while others provide softer cushioning.

  • Get a Chair with Armrests.

Get an office chair with armrests to take some of the strain off your neck and shoulders.

  • Make Movement Easier with Swivel and Casters.

The ability to move around in your chair adds to its usefulness. You should be easily able to rotate your chair so that you can reach different spots in your work area for maximum efficiency.

With so many kinds of office chairs to consider how do you know where to shop?

At O & W Surplus in Charlotte, we have everything you need to make your office efficient and comfortable- not to mention affordable! Got questions? Call us at 704-392-2200 or visit our website for more information.