Ergonomic office chairs
Office chairs are the kind of furniture in which we usually spend many hours during the day. They are an indispensable element of every office equipment, including those arranged at home. For this reason, it is worth considering the purchase of such a seat. It is not only a matter of our comfort at work but also of health, especially for our spine.
The choice of a chair should not be made randomly, especially if you plan to spend at least a few hours a day in it for the next few months or even years. Below we present our recommendations and experiences related to choosing the right armchair to work. In our online store, you will find adjustable, ergonomic office chairs, comfortable swivel chairs or office chairs without wheels - you can choose according to your preferences.
What is worth paying attention to when buying a desk chair?
The most important thing in our opinion is that it should be an ergonomic chair. What does the phrase "ergonomic chair" mean? Ergonomics means adjusting the shape of the chair to the user's silhouette. Since each of us is different, there is no universal armchair that will suit everyone. When choosing an armchair or chair, we should remember that it should be adjusted to our height, weight, and body shape. The right height of an ergonomic office chair is very important. A desk chair should support your entire back, not just parts of it. Otherwise, we begin to slouch.
The height of the seat from the floor is also important - your office armchair should not be too high or too low. The optimal height of an office chair is when your legs touch the ground at an angle of 90 degrees. It should be remembered that a good chair determines not only the comfort of our work but also the condition of our spine, back, and neck. In the case of many hours of work at the computer, ergonomic office chairs can make work more pleasant and the effects of sitting at the desk less noticeable for our spine.
In fact, there are many people who are looking for a good ergonomic office chair for back pain - and only look for it when the pain is already bothering them. It's a great idea, but it's definitely better if you take care of your spine beforehand. How can you reduce back pain? Properly adjusted dimensions of an ergonomic chair can be the most effective way to relieve a stressed spine.
How to adjust the ergonomic chair's dimensions?
One of the most important elements of an ergonomic office chair is the backrest. It should have protrusions corresponding to the anatomical position of the spine. An important element is the ability to adjust the backrest, namely its height and angle of inclination. The height adjustment helps to adjust the chair to a taller person, and the tilt of the backrest allows you to rest and relax. The possibility of locking the backrest allows you to take the optimal position at the desk. In good ergonomic armchairs, the backrest has an additional lumbar adjustment (e.g. Unique ERGOTECH model) or adjustable support (e.g. Unique WAU model). These elements enable even better regulation of the backrest to the user's back. When choosing an office chair, it is worth paying attention to models with a SYNCHRON self-weighing mechanism. This mechanism automatically adjusts the resistance of the seatback to the user's weight, thus ensuring better seating comfort.
Comfortable office chair: adjust the seat
The seat is the second, after the backrest, extremely important element of the office chair. It should be spacious, delicately contoured, not compressing at any point. It is worth paying attention to the front part of the seat, which should slightly fall - then the seat will not put pressure on the edge of the thighs. In each office chair, the seat height must be adjustable. More advanced models of office chairs allow you to adjust the depth of the seat and the angle of inclination. This is a desirable solution because such an armchair can be adapted to both a tall person who can sit deeper or a short person. The adjustable seat depth of the chair is very useful when parents and children work shifts at the same desk. Each of them can adopt the appropriate posture at the desk.
Swivel office chairs upholstery - see our offer
The material from which the seat and backrest are made should gently adjust to the shape of the body. Additionally, the material should be airy and pleasant to the touch. Mesh office armchairs have long been particularly popular. They are especially appreciated during hot summer days because they are airy and help reduce the nuisance associated with high temperatures. On a hot day, just put an ordinary fan behind your back and your work will be much more enjoyable. The backrest made of mesh is available, for example, in the Unique HERO or Unique Spinelly office armchairs. The mesh backrest is also available in the smaller armchairs from the Unique AWARD series. It is a material that easily adapts to the shape of the back. Moreover, it is easy to keep clean. The seats of the armchairs can also be made of mesh - then the air circulation is greater, but it should be remembered that such a seat is a bit harder.
Another type of material used by manufacturers is the seat filled with profiled foam and covered with a soft fabric. Such a seat is very comfortable and is ideal for many hours of office work. An additional advantage of fabric upholstery is a large selection of available colors - everyone will find something for themselves here. There are also models of chairs that combine two types of material, e.g. a mesh backrest and a soft seat upholstered with fabric, e.g. Unique EXPANDER armchair.
Or maybe a leather armchair?
Leather armchairs and those made of high-quality eco-leather look great in offices or representative rooms intended for meetings with clients, business partners and guests. Before making a decision, it is worth paying attention to the conditions in the workroom. Most offices, conference rooms or hotels have air conditioning so there should be no overheating. However, in rooms where the temperature is high, it is worth considering upholstery made of mesh or fabric. As the specificity of the upholstery used does not affect the ergonomics of the chair, but only the well-being of the user, individual preferences determine the choice of upholstery.
Supporters of leather armchairs will find in our offer many models that may interest them, e.g. a classic leather armchair: Unique REGENT or a modern armchair with a seat upholstered in white, black or brown leather and a backrest made of mesh: Unique SPINELLY. Interestingly, white office chairs are very popular among our clients. White color fits both modern and classic interiors. As mentioned, the cover of our office chairs is easy to clean, so the light color of the upholstery is no longer a problem.
As for the colors, in addition to white office chairs, red models are also quite popular. Leather, eco-leather, fabric or mesh - ergonomic red office chairs look great in many types of arrangement. And if you need a real gaming chair, the red and black gamer swivel chair might be the one you are looking for. We provide a wide range of ergonomic and regular office chairs in a variety of colors.
Elastomer - what is it?
Elastomer is a material with the properties of rubber and is characterized by great durability. The seats made of elastomer have a very modern design while maintaining the best features of an ergonomic chair. It's worth mentioning that the seat and backrest of the office armchair made of elastomer are harder than in the case of armchairs upholstered with fabric. The Thomas Möbel store offers ultra-modern Unique WAU office armchairs made of elastomer.
When choosing the upholstery of an office chair, it is worth taking into account the specifics of the workplace. Modern design, unusual shapes and colors fit perfectly into modern open-plan offices. Both textile and mesh upholstery will work well. In turn, for customers who want the place of work or meeting with customers to be more representative, we recommend leather armchairs with an elegant appearance.
What additional functions should the armchair have?
The armrests of a good office chair should be high enough to support your forearms when necessary. Therefore, they must also be comfortable and wide and have the function of adjusting them up-down, forward-backward, tilting to the sides. This will ensure the correct position of the hands during work, which relieves the spine.
An adjustable headrest that can be easily adjusted to the user's height by providing adequate support for the head also improves the comfort of our work. Some armchairs also have the option of attaching additional elements, such as a laptop desktop. Working in such an armchair is incomparably more pleasant and thus often more effective.
The ergonomic armchair also looks attractive due to the base made of polished aluminum or strong plastic, thanks to which it can bear loads up to 130 kg. It is also worth paying attention to the surface on which the chair will be used. As standard, most of the office armchairs are equipped with hard wheels, which facilitate the movement of the armchair with the user, however, they can damage the delicate wooden floor. In this case, it is worth looking for soft wheels, the surface of which is made of rubber that is safe for the parquet. We can also supply you with an office desk chair without wheels.
Our online furniture store is a place where you can also find additional equipment for the products we sell, such as, for example, mesh upholstered footrests. The office chair with a footrest is even more ergonomic - the Ergohuman brand offers a fully adjustable ergonomic chair and laptop table and footrest, available in matching colors. Resting your feet while working in a chair is not only more comfortable - it is crucial for our cardiovascular system. If, while sitting on a chair, despite the height adjustment, you do not reach the floor with your feet, the footrest is even more necessary so as not to burden the joints and the circulatory system.
When should the office chair be replaced?
Doctors recommend that you replace your office chairs every five years. The seat and backrest are then kept in such good condition that you do not sink into them too much while sitting on the chair. A sign that the chair is wearing out may also be that it is getting harder and harder to get out of it. Back pain is a clear sign that the old chair is no longer working and needs to be replaced.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the offer of ergonomic office chairs in our store and we wish you many successful purchases.