Chair Chatter: Let's Talk About Office Seating

It may seem like a simple task to shop for the best seating for your office, but it can be overwhelming when you see all the types of chairs available. Whether you are shopping for a chair for a home office or for your business, comfort is the key, and finding the right chair suited for your needs is important. Knowing the various chairs and their functions will help you make an informed decision and find a chair that will serve you or your office workers well. 

Executive chairs

Not just for executives, the term "executive" means a chair is top of the line in comfort and ergonomic features. Executive chairs contain extra padding, high backs, and offer the ultimate in comfort. They also look great and will give your home or corporate office a professional look.

Task chairs

Less expensive than other office chairs, task chairs have less cushioning and may be comfortable only for shorter periods of time. Task chairs may contain a few ergonomic elements but typically they are limited in the ability to adjust for comfort. While they can be a money saver for large corporations, they are best for jobs that require only minimal sitting time.

Big and tall chairs

For those who are tall or have a large body habitus, a regular office chair will not be a good fit. Fortunately, big and tall chairs are available for these larger body types and are worth the extra cost to get the comfort you need. With higher backs and additional padding, these chairs are designed to provide comfort for jobs that require you to sit for long periods of time.

Material matters

Once you decide which style of chair is best for you, you will need to determine the upholstery for your chair. Leather, fabric, and microfiber are three of the most common types and all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Leather is durable and looks elegant, but it can be cold and heat sensitive and is expensive. Fabric gives you more color and design choices but will wear thin over time. Microfiber is stain resistant and durable but attracts dust and hair easily.

One of the most important items in a home office or corporate office is comfortable seating. Whether you have your own small business or own a large corporation, you and your employers will likely spend most of the day sitting to complete work tasks. The best office chairs will feel comfortable on the back and help reduce the likelihood of strain and fatigue on core muscle groups.

Visit a local furniture store to learn more about office seating