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FAQs Office Chairs FAQs Office Chairs

Where should Lumbar Support be on an office chair?

Lumbar support on an office chair should fit comfortably into the curve of your lower back. Lumbar back support in your chair helps to promote good posture by filling in the gap between the lumbar spine and the seat in order to support the natural curve of the lower back. To get the full effect of your lumbar support chair it is advised to sit up straight against the back of the chair with your feet flat on the ground.


How much does an office chair weight?

The weight of an average office chair can vary greatly but the standard office chair tends to lie somewhere between 49 and 60 lbs. The standard office chair can also hold weights of around 249 lbs.


How to raise an office chair higher?

Most chair models have levers located just below the seat, attached to the base which might contain several controls like seat height and angle. You can adjust the height by pulling on the proper lever while sitting in the chair. For some models you will have to turn a knob instead of pulling a lever. Pneumatic models will allow you to pump the lever (repeatedly push up or down on the lever to raise or lower the seat) until you find the right height for you.


What height should an office chair be?

The average height of an office chair is between 16 to 20 inches. However this height is not a “one size fits all” solution and it is important to note that everyone operates at a different ideal height. The best way to judge what height you should set your office chair to is by standing up in front of your chair and adjusting the chair so that the top of the seat or cushion hits the spot right below your kneecaps. Then sit back down and continue to adjust until you are sitting comfortably in your seat with your feet flat on the ground and your keyboard and mouse is in line with your elbows. For the best comfort while seating in the office we recommend our range of ergonomic office chairs.


How do I choose a good office chair?

There are many things to look out for when picking a good office chair. A good office chair should be comfortable and contains features such as a high back, a multitude of adjustable positions, lumbar support and recline settings to ensure you are sitting ergonomically correct at all times. Your joints should always be comfortable at a 90 degree angle when sitting in your chair and your feet should firmly touch the floor at all times. Breathable upholstery is preferred so as to ensure your comfort and not allow your body to overheat. How your chair feels to your arms and shoulders is also very important, if you need to shrug your shoulders to rest them on the arm rests then your chair is not right for you as your arms should always be able to rest perfectly on the arm rests, or on the desk in line with your keyboard, while in a fully relaxed position.