When you choose your office furniture, do you really know what you’re getting?
If you look at the two chairs above, you might think that they are almost exactly the same. To the untrained eye, these chairs look very similar in terms of aesthetic style, but if you sat on them both, you would find them very different in terms of comfort!
When choosing your office furniture- particularly your office chairs- it is important to remember that just because two chairs look similar in appearance it does NOT mean that the quality of the two chairs will match.
If you prefer to go for something that is as cheap as chips to buy, remember that the cheaper office chairs are generally manufactured with materials of a lower quality, making the chair uncomfortable and also causing it to last a fraction of the time that a chair of higher quality lasts. This is especially important if the office chair is going to be used for prolonged periods of time- if a chair is going to be used repeatedly, you should really consider getting a chair with good back support.
High quality chairs give you a range of seating adjustments, including seat slide, height adjustment, and seat tilt adjustment. This makes the chair more flexible, so that it can be tailored to seat any individual comfortably. Most good office chairs also give you the option of inflatable lumbar support- it isn’t vital, but lumbar support really makes a fantastic difference to your posture and aids in supporting your back brilliantly.
The slightly more expensive products come with much longer product guarantees, which give you more assurance as a consumer. For example, one of the above chairs comes with a five year guarantee, whereas the other comes with a one year guarantee.
So, when you're next choosing a chair- have a think about what the chair is going to be used for, and weigh the pros and cons of cheaper chairs against those of a better quality before you make a decision. If you need any advice about office furniture or products that you need to choose between, give us a ring on: 08450 69 79 89 and we'll be happy to help you!