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4 Features to Look For in a New Office Chair

When employees are more focused, they are more productive. You don’t want them to pay more attention to a squeaky or uncomfortable chair than they are to their work. If you’re looking for a new office chair, what are some of the must-have features you need? Learn more in today’s blog.



There are many factors to take into consideration when purchasing new office chairs.

Office Chairs Must Have Adjustable Heights

Your employees all have different needs. If you buy chairs without adjustable seat heights, that won’t work for people who are a little taller or people who are a little shorter. Generally, the office chair seat height should range from 16 to 21 inches off the floor. Again, this is just a generality, so it’s important to have a customized option for all your employees.

Office Chairs Must Have the Right Wheels

You may see an office chair you really like, but you have to account for the surface the wheels will be on before you can purchase it. For an office with a rug, you will need hard wheels that can help your employees navigate around their desks. If you have hardwood floors, you certainly don’t want to have a bunch of scratches from rolling wheels. Look for soft rubber wheels for an office chair that will sit on a hard surface.

Office Chairs Must Have Reclining Seat Backs

Some experts suggest that sitting at a reclined 135° angle puts the least amount of strain on your back. Your employees may need a little break from staring at the computer screen, so having a chair that allows for a little lounging helps people to feel more comfortable and keep their focus.

Office Chairs Must Have Lumbar Support

American workers sit more and more than ever before. We live in an age where working on computers all day is necessary to almost every type of industry. But, that doesn’t mean workers should be uncomfortable! The lumbar support is critical to prevent spine and lower back strain. The lumbar support for an office chair should be adjustable in height and depth. It can be tricky to find the perfect office chair, but hopefully the tips from Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc. helped make things a little easier for you!

Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc.

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