Office Chairs Buying Guide & Help - Office Chairs UK

Some tips to help you make the right chair choice.

When Choosing the right office chair , it should be ergonomically suitable what does ergonomic mean?

 Ergonomic means something is designed for efficiency or comfort in the working environment  When it comes to chairs, this normally means that there will be some level of additional back (both lower back and mid back) or adjustable lumbar support, as well as the ability to adjust the seat height and angle to suit your body type, size and preferences. Ideally, this should mean you are sitting comfortably with your lower legs perpendicular to the floor. All our chairs are Ergonomic!
Supporting your body in a variety of positions whilst still allowing you to effortlessly carry out tasks with efficiency. Aesthetics are of course also important, and ensuring that your new chair is in keeping with your office design is a vital consideration. The most important features to be looking for in a new chair are:


1.    Adjustable Seat Height

The first thing to look for, and thankfully found in all our Task / Office Chairs chairs, is a height adjustable seat. Not every user of a chair will be the same height so the manufacturers must make allowances for this to enable people of all sizes to use the same product. The most ergonomically sound position is to be able to sit with your feet flat on the ground (without compressing your thighs which would reduce blood flow to your legs).


2.    Swivel

It seems too obvious to even point out, but not all office chairs swivel. Those with static chairs do not need to move in their work so such chairs are suited to them, however if you do move even just to reach things it is essential your chair can swivel so you are not twisting, and therefore damaging, your back! All our task / office chairs swivel!


3.    Adjustable Backrest & Lumbar Support

An adjustable backrest paired with lumbar support is essential if a chair is to be truly ergonomically correct. Adjusting the backrest allows the user to relieve any pressure on their upper back by adapting to their posture, which in turn reduces stress being exerted on their muscles and vertebrae. Good lumbar support helps keep the spine in its naturally curved ‘S’ shape, ensuring the muscles surrounding the spine are not overworked.


4.    Seat Material

The seat part of the chair should be adequately padded in order to offer support, this also applies to the back of the chair (unless a you are choosing a mesh backed chair ), the padding should be firm enough that your weight is held by the chair but not so hard that you can feel the parts of the chair underneath you which could inflict damage on the base of your spine.


5.     Armrests

Armrests could be considered an unnecessary addition to an office chair, however they are vital in avoiding straining the neck. Adjustable armrests must be adjusted to the perfect height ensuring that elbows are perpendicular to the supports. Armrests that are too high or low could cause problems with your neck and spine.

 6. Time Spent In My Chair ?

You also need to consider how long you will be spending in your new chair, the longer you are spent sitting in it the more adjustable features you will require- and if you are going to be using your chair for long periods of time then lumbar support is a necessity.

7. Having a Headrest ?

When on the lookout for a headrest, it is preferable to choose one that is adjustable in height; both up and down and in and out. There may be short periods when you don't need to have your head supported, which is why the adjustable option is always useful.

Our Suggestion is the for the best headrest chair Humanscale Freedom

Each chair on our website is accompanied by a comprehensive description and under the description you can find the specification to help assist you in making your decision whilst bearing in mind the points above. We have many options for all kinds of budgets and all with a warranty.

See Some our top Picks :-

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Sayl Chair

Humanscale Diffrient World Chair

Koplus Chair

Torasen Orthopeadica Back Care Chair 

Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair

Orangebox Do Chair

Boss Design Tauro Chair