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How To Select A Desk Chair

Do you spend hours every day at a desk? Most office workers in the U.S. spend 75% of their waking hours sitting down. And recently the Mayo Clinic found that for those who sit more than 89 hours per day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks posed by smoking and obesity! If you or your employees spend a lot of time sitting at their desks, it’s important to have office chairs that provide back support as well as comfort, in order to reduce employee absenteeism.

There are many different types of office chairs available. Here’s a breakdown.

Task Chairs are perfect for use at a regular computer desk. They are easily height adjustable, lightweight and not too large for smaller workspaces. Some are available with ergonomic features. They’re not as padded as executive chairs.

Executive Chairs are well padded and very comfortable for short term use. They usually have high backs and are used in a lot of managers’ offices. Ergonomic features are not common, so they are not ideal for all-day use. They usually aren’t fully adjustable and can be too large for small workspaces.

Drafting Chairs are taller than typical office chairs. They’re designed to be used at a drafting table or a standing desk. They are usually fully adjustable.

Ergonomic Chairs are specially designed for comfort and support with the contours of your body. They can be adjusted at a range of body points like the seat height, seat depth, backrest height, backrest tilt and armrests. An ergonomic chair can provide optimal support.

There are many things to consider when selecting an office chair, including materials, color and design, lumbar support and wheel base. Lumbar support is one of the most important factors to consider, especially if you have back problems (or want to avoid them.) And when selecting a material for your chair, remember—if your office tends to get hot, choose a mesh fabric that’s breathable. It can help you avoid overheating. However, mesh could wear down quicker over time compared to chairs made from sturdier materials.

Talk To an Office Chair Expert

Whether you’re looking for 50 chairs for your workspace in the Denver Tech Center or just one for your home office in Littleton, talk to the experts at Desks, Incorporated in Denver. They can guide you to the perfect office chair to fit your body, your needs and your budget. In business since 1956, Desks, Incorporated is family owned and operated. Their team is committed to providing you with the best office furniture in Denver.

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