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How to Choose the Perfect Office Chair

A User’s Guide to Office Chair Cleaning

Learn how to choose the perfect office chair.

If it’s time to buy a new office chair, there are some considerations you should keep in mind to get the most out of your experience at work. It should be a combination of stylish and comfortable, and help you achieve your goals in the office. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect office chair.

Lumbar Support

One of the biggest complaints that professionals have when sitting in their office is lower back pain. When you’re sitting in an office chair that provides the correct amount of lumbar support, it will greatly increase the comfort of your experience. The correct amount of lumbar support prevents back strain, which can worsen over time and become debilitating.  


Height and arm adjustability are the basics of any great office chair. However, many high-quality options go a step further by providing back and seat adjustments as well. When you pull your chair up to your desk, you should be able to create a completely customized sitting experience with these adjustments. It’s helpful for providing the perfect distance between your hands and your keyboard, the desk and your lap, and allow you to firmly plant your feet on the floor.


Speaking of the floor, choose the fright options for wheel and swivel bases. Most office chairs have wheel bases, but some are specifically designed for operation on carpet. Make sure that the version you have works the best for your office. When it comes to the swivel base, it should move freely to reduce the chances of developing arm fatigue.  


The office chair should make the look of the rest of your office furniture. If your office is sleek and modern, choose a chair that will complement that style. If you’ve taken a more stately or classic approach to your office design, you chair should reflect that look as well. There are chairs of all styles that will still provide the amount of support and adjustability you require.

Test Run

The last and best tip for choosing the perfect office chair is to give it a test run. Even if you plan to order the chair online or from a catalogue, try to go to a store so that you can actually sit in the chair itself before making your purchase. You can only really tell if all of the above factors are what you want them to be if you see and sit in the physical version itself.

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