Our office task chairs are top quality and are available with two lever semi-ergonomic, and three lever fully ergonomic mechanisms. This allows you to adjust the chair to exactly the correct seating position just for you.
We have styles to suit all budgets – basic entry level models, to seriously heavy duty options with ten year warranties and AFRDI certification. Our ergonomic office chair range covers all bases, and don’t forget we offer bulk discounts for larger orders, and free trial chairs to take the guess work out of your purchase. We deliver all over Australia, and distribute from local warehouses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Not sure which chair is right for you? Call us and take advantage of our decades of experience.
Read on for a guide on what you should think about when choosing ergonomic office chairs. Consider factors such as size, materials, ergonomics, adjust ability and price. Buying the right desk chair for your needs will be straight forward once you evaluate each of these factors.
Buying factors to consider
How will you use your ergonomic desk chair?
To choose the right chair you need to figure out where you’ll use the chair and for what job will it be used? If the chair is required for short working sessions, then you may get away with a lesser quality chair that provides an average amount of support. However, for extra-long working sessions you’ll need the best ergonomics on the market to make working more enjoyable, and avoid unnecessary pain and injury.
You’re on this page because you want to buy a chair that is ergonomically designed. This means you can sit comfortably for hours without feeling fatigued or strained. Ergonomics is about a design that prevents injury – an important point to consider when office workers have to sit for long hours every day.
Here are the top ergonomics to consider:
• Lumbar support: the chair you buy must provide excellent support for your back, and in particular the lower lumber region. There is an inward curve in the lower lumbar spine, which can lead to slouching and then back fatigue from bad posture. Therefore, look for a chair that offers lumbar support, and preferably adjustable lumbar support. The best chair will provide adjustable lumbar support so each person can get the right amount of adjustment for their body.
• Arm rests: these are important for relaxing the shoulders and hands while typing. Arm rests must be at the right height so they allow the correct angle of the arms to the desk. Adjust ability of arm rests is ideal so the user can achieve the right set up.
• Back rest: around 400mm to 500mm width is required for good comfort. The height and angle should also be adjustable so you can get the right comfortable setup for your back. Large chairs provide complete support for the back, where as smaller ones don’t. You’ll need to pay extra for better back support, but it’s an expense that is fully justified.
• Swivel: the swivel should be responsive and allow for easy rotation of the chair. Therefore, the person sitting can easily turn and reach further.
Seat material and build quality
Extra padding is ideal for comfort during long sitting sessions. Moulded seat foams are idea, and are a compromise of firm comfort and support, and longevity of the seat. Also, the fabric should be breathable to avoid being sweaty during the hot months of the year. The best way to find out how much cushioning is enough is by trying out a range of chairs in person.
The materials used to manufacture the chair also contribute to the build quality. When the chair arrives at your address inspect the units for build quality. You want to avoid cheap plastics and inconsistencies in how the materials are joined together.
Entry level chairs can cost under $200, but for heavy duty ergonomic desk chairs you can pay up to $400-600. Consider the need of the office employees to see if you can get away with a cheaper option. Also, you can get a bulk discount at online office furniture stores likes ours. This will save you money when you are buying ergonomic chairs for an entire office.
The seat height should be about 430mm to 550mm from the floor (depending on your height). This allows people to have their feet flat on the floor while working, which contributes to a good posture. It also enables their thighs to be horizontal and arms even with the desk.
The seat should be about 450mm 550mm wide (depending on your size), and the depth must provide enough space for most of your thighs to be supported. Adequate seat space is paramount to a good working experience that cannot be overlooked.
Seat slider mechanisms are ideal for taller users. The seat can slide forward to support more of your thighs.
Q. Are ergonomic office chairs a gimmick?
A. No! The ergonomic features discussed above will avoid injury and allow office employees to work for longer before having to take a break. Considering the ergonomics of a chair is the smart thing to do. Refer to http://www.furntech.org.au/ for more information on AFRDI chair ergonomics
Q. Are ergonomic chairs more comfortable?
A. Yes because they allow the body to slot into the chair naturally. Features such as lumbar support and independently adjust ability ensure you can sit for longer before you naturally need to take a break.
Q. How can I be sure your ergonomic chair is a good fit for my body?
A. You can’t be 100% sure until you sit in the chair, but nearly all of our chairs are fully adjustable, so it’s very likely you will be able to adjust your new chair to a comfortable seating position. However, if you are purchasing 6 chairs or more, we have a ‘free trial’ offer where we will deliver a few different chairs to you (of your choice), so you can ‘Test Drive’ them before you buy.
Q. How do I know if the seat is the right height for me?
A. Our ergonomic office chairs are fully adjustable in height, which means you can alter the height to get the position that’s right for you.
Why choose Value Office Furniture to buy ergonomic office chairs?
We have a great selection of ergonomic office chairs that cater to all body sizes and types. We also have a large range of desk chairs that are certified and tested for excellent ergonomics, so you can trust and be sure that you’re getting the very best office chairs available. You can choose the two lever semi-ergonomic models for light use, or go with three level fully ergonomic chairs for heavy use.
Please get in touch with us for bulk discounts if you are purchasing larger quantities in one order. Our friendly customer service staff are waiting to take your call on 1300 00 8258. We distribute our office furniture throughout Australia, from local warehouses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
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