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What Should I Look for in a Heavy Duty Desk Chair?

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  • Written By: Autumn Rivers
  • Edited By: Andrew Jones
  • Last Modified Date: 20 July 2018
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Whether you sit in your office chair most of the day, or just want a product that looks nice and will last several years, you should consider buying a heavy duty desk chair. This is typically bulkier than other types of chairs, but also more durable, ensuring that you get your money's worth. One of the most important details to consider before buying is the height of the chair, as it needs to be tall enough for you, yet short enough to fit under your desk. The material is also a major factor, as it affects both the comfort and appearance of the chair. Additionally, if you plan to sit in it for hours on end, you should consider spending the extra money on an ergonomic chair to prevent back pain.

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One of the details to take into consideration is the height of the chair's back in relation to your own height. If you are a tall person, for example, you will likely appreciate a heavy duty desk chair that boasts a particularly tall back. On the other hand, if you are somewhat short, this factor is likely not important since you can be comfortable in a chair with a back of nearly any height. Of course, the height of the chair legs is an important detail no matter how tall you are, as the chair needs to be able to fit under your desk. For this reason, consider measuring the amount of space available beneath your desk before you buy a new heavy duty desk chair.

The material that covers the chair can play a major role in both your comfort and the appearance of your office, though each type has its pros and cons. For example, you may find leather appealing since it is smooth and boasts a rich look, but it is not typically advised for areas with extreme weather, especially if the temperature control in your office is subpar. This is because leather can feel particularly cold during winter mornings, and hot and sticky during a warm summer. Mesh may be a good alternative, especially in warmer climates, but it typically offers a look that may be too casual for some offices. Fabric is usually equally informal, but offers stain resistance, making it easy to take care of so that your heavy duty desk chair can last years.

If you spend hours sitting in your office everyday, it is often important to find a heavy duty desk chair that is considered ergonomic so that you do not suffer from back pain. Such chairs frequently feature lumbar support, which reduces discomfort in the lower back. Choosing a sturdy desk chair that features a wing back design can offer your shoulders plenty of support, as well. These ergonomic details usually add to the price of the chair, but are often worth it if you spend most of your day sitting at a desk.

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