Computer Chairs

Computer chairs are a staple in almost every home and office.  Since we spend more and more time using our computers, having the right computer chair has become particularly important.  A poorly designed chair can cause poor posture which leads to muscle pain.  What specifically should you look for when it comes to purchasing the right computer chair for you?  Choosing a chair can be difficult.  Without so many options, features and specifications out there, how do you know which chair is right for you?

When you are looking for a computer chair, ask yourself this question: how much time you will spending in the chair? If you are going to be using the chair for more than an hour a day, consider buying an adjustable chair, that way you can tailor it to your individual needs.  Computer chairs for use in the home or school may not require an adjustable chair, as you will probably be spending less time in it.  First and foremost, look for durability and comfort in your chair.

You have probably heard the term “ergonomic” in your search for the perfect computer chair.  Ergonomic chairs are designed to be manipulated so that they suit the needs of a variety of different people.  If you purchase an ergonomic chair you can adjust:
• The lumbar support
• The height and tilt of the backrest
• The height of the armrests
• The tilt of the seat
Ergonomic chairs offer highest quality and durability and can be especially useful if you suffer from back aches or other types of injuries.

Pay attention to the castors on the bottom of the chair.  If the chair will be used on hardwoods, choose softer casters. For mobility on carpeting, choose a chair with harder casters.  Look for a fabric and design that appeals to you. You can choose from various types of materials including leather, vinyl, plastic, and wood.

When shopping for your chair, bear in mind who will be using it.  If a large number of different people are going to be sitting in the chair, you will want to purchase a computer chair that offers the optimum flexibility.  You should look for a chair that offers enough space for people of all sizes and that comes with an adjustable back.   If you are looking for a chair for a child, or your own personal use, choose a chair that suits individual requirements.  The chair should be of the right height and durability for the individual who will be sitting in the chair.