Sabrina Eberhardt. Chair. January 22nd , 2018.
After you determine the ideal height for the backrest of your chair, your next concern is making sure your thighs will fit properly on the seat. The average seat depth on any given office chair is typically about 19 inches deep, however, if you are taller most likely this means you have longer legs. Longer legs requires a longer seat to ensure that your thighs will fit properly across the entire length of the seat without a lot of extra room between the back of your knees and the edge of the seat. Some high end chair manufacturers such as ErgoCentric Seating have a special upgrade option that allows the user to choose a longer seat of 21 inches deep. Another great way to solve the problem of having a seat that is too short is to look for chairs that have a seat slider option. A seat slider allows the user to adjust the depth of the chair by pulling up on a lever generally located underneath the front of the seat. When this lever is pulled up, you can then bring the chair forward or back to make the seat either longer or shorter depending on your needs.
The last step to ensure that your tall office chair will be the right choice for you is to determine the height of the cylinder on the chair. The cylinder is simply the device that allows your seat to move up and down. If a cylinder does not allow your seat height to go up high enough you may find yourself sitting at an awkward and uncomfortable angle. Ideally, you would want to sit with your feet firmly planted on the floor with your knees bent at a ninety degree angle.
When it comes to office chairs, there is no one size fits all solution. The right chair choice for an individual depends on a variety of factors such as height, weight, pre-existing pains or ailments, level of support needed, the height of the desk the chair will be fitting under, and more. As made evident, it can get somewhat difficult figuring out which chair will be the right fit for you, especially if you are on the taller side. If an individual is over six feet tall, even executive high back chairs may not provide the necessary back support which may lead to upper back neck and neck pain. There is also the seat depth that is an area for concern for taller individuals.
Consider the texture of the wood. A smooth finish is not only comfortable but aesthetically pleasing as well. Determine ease of use. The chair should easily open and close so you won‘t have trouble putting them up and storing them. Try sitting on the chair. Is the chair comfortable or not? The width of the seat and the height for the backrest should sufficiently offer ample seating comfort. Wooden chairs with cushioned seats are also great most especially if you‘re going to use the chairs for a lengthy game of cards. Determine the purpose for buying the chairs. Will they be placed on the balcony or are you going to use them for parties? You may need a sturdier and heavier chair if you‘re going to use it regularly on the patio. A lightweight version, however, would be fitting if you‘re planning to use the chairs only for special occasions.
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