What to Look for in a New Office Chair

When choosing a new office chair, there are a lot of factors to consider. You can’t just walk into a furniture store and choose the cheapest chair you see - at least not if you want a good quality, comfortable chair.

Here are a few factors to think about while you shop for your next chair to help you find the right fit for your office, budget, and back:

Lumbar Support

You will spend a lot of time sitting in your new office chair. It’s very important for your chair to provide proper support for your back and body. This will prevent fatigue and back pain, as well as help you remain focused throughout your workday. While chairs with good lumbar support may be a bit pricier, they can go a long way in preventing back strain and even conditions like sciatica - something that will cost a lot more in treatment expenses and discomfort in years to come.

Breathable Fabric

If your chair is fabric-covered - as most office chairs are - it should be made with breathable fabric. This will prevent you from overheating or sweating while you work - and keep you cool and comfortable enough to keep working longer.

A Wide Wheel Base

If your chair is on wheels, look for a design with a wide wheelbase. This prevents tipping and aids in that lumbar support we talked about earlier!

Adjustable Height

Every professional is not built the same. Not only should your chair allow you to adjust its height for your own comfort, but an ideal chair will also be easily adjustable so that as your needs change - or if you have additional people in your home or office using the chair - it can meet those needs, too.

Freedom of Movement

The swivel base of your chair should be free moving while unlocked, with the capability of locking into place should you prefer little to no movement. Wheels should also lock and be easy to unlock, making the choice between movement and stationary work simple to make and change as needed.

When you’re ready to find a new chair for your home office or professional setting, take a look at the Tempe, AZ office desk furniture collection at Salt Creek Office Furniture. We have what you need to outfit your office right!