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Types of Office Chairs

If you're looking for an office chair with maximum comfort and optimal style, there are a few things you should think about before making a purchase. First, consider the frequency and environment in which the chair will be used. Will you be moving around a lot? Are you concerned about back support? Once you know the basics you can begin to examine the types of designs and materials that work best for you. Use this buying guide as a resource and find comfort in your workday!

Glossary

The many different features of office chairs have continued to increase over the years to meet the demand for a more comfortable user experience. Below are some of those features and what they provide:

Ergonomics is the study of the most efficient relationship between workers and their environment, especially in regards to the equipment they use. Reference the example below for proper ergonomic seating in the workplace:



Office Chairs

Many work environments lean towards the classic office chair. This is because it offers stability and comfort throughout your workday, while still being perfectly suited for a collaborative setting. Our wide selection of mid and high-back chairs provide proper seating for various settings whether it be an office or large conference room.

Style
Description
Arm Rests
Lumbar Support
Padded Seat
Capacities
Casters
Foot Rest
Coat Rack
Mid-Back Chairs

Mid-Back Black Mesh Office Chair with Triple Paddle Control and Infinite-Locking Back Angle
The mid-back office chair has great value and is perfect for the average 8-hour work day. It comes in a variety of options to fit your unique work environment.
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
High-Back Chairs

High-Back Black Leather Executive Office Chair with Nylon Base, Padded Back, and Padded Arms
The sturdiness of a high-back office chair is undeniable. This type of chair provides comfort and support for even the longest work days.
Optional
Optional
Optional

Task Chairs

Ideal for a variety of office environments, the task chair comes in both small-back and mid-back styles. This chair provides ample back support while still maintaining a simple design. Whether you're working from home or your restaurant's office, this convenient chair type will be sure to suit your needs.

Style
Description
Arm Rests
Lumbar Support
Padded Seat
Capacities
Casters
Foot Rest
Coat Rack
Small-Back Chairs

Small-Back Multi-Colored Dot Print Chair with Polyurethane Arms
Small-back task chairs are ideal for smaller offices. With a compact structure and maneuverable casters, they are able to fit in tight areas and are therefore a less restrictive option.
Optional
Optional
Mid-Back Chairs

Mid-Back Red Mesh Office / Task Chair with Nylon Frame, Swivel Base, and Polyurethane Arms
The mid-back task chair comes in a large array of styles and colors, making it ideal for home offices. It is the perfect combination of structure and style.
Optional
Optional
Optional

Side Chairs

We believe proper seating for guests is just as important in the office as it is in the home. That's why our selection of mid-back side chairs is fit for all body types and comfort levels to help you provide the best possible seating for your guests, clients, and staff.

Type
Description
Arm Rests
Lumbar Support
Padded Seat
Capacities
Casters
Foot Rest
Coat Rack
Side Chairs

Burgundy Leather Executive Side / Reception Chair with Mahogany Legs
The mid-back side chair provides support and comfort for your guests and clients with its sleek yet durable design.
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stools

Do you need a more mobile office chair? Stools are prime seating in terms of high mobility and short-term use – ideal for doctor and dentist offices, as well as other fast-paced environments like restaurants and cafes where you frequently have to switch between sitting and standing.

Type
Description
Arm Rests
Lumbar Support
Padded Seat
Capacities
Back Rest
Casters
Foot Rest
Coat Rack
Stools

Apple Green Office Stool with Tractor Seat and Chrome Frame
Often used for medical and dentistry offices, the stool is a less cumbersome option than a traditional office chair. As the most mobile option, the stool is perfect for moving easily across floors and in small spaces.
Optional
Optional
Optional

Kneeling Chairs

If you’re looking for a unique chair to help with posture and circulation then look no further than our kneeling chairs! The kneeling chair is a great addition to an office setting because it is ergonomically friendly and helps keep you alert throughout the day.

Type
Description
Arm Rests
Lumbar Support
Padded Seat
Capacities
Back Rest
Casters
Foot Rest
Coat Rack
Kneeling Chairs

Black Ergonomic Mobile Kneeling Office Chair with Nylon Frame, Swivel Base, and Curved Mesh Back Rest
Kneeling chairs provide relief for back pain while maintaining proper posture. The lack of back requires core muscles to keep you upright and increases blood flow to help keep you alert during your workday.
Optional
Optional

Frame Material Types

Choosing your chair frame will determine the level of physical support provided and will be responsible for the impression you give to clients and coworkers. It’s important to note the benefits and limitations of each popular material provided.

Type
Benefits
Limitations
  • Polished appearance
  • Provides corrosion resistance
  • Lightweight
    Easy to scratch

    Weaker material
  • Polished appearance
  • Provides corrosion resistance
  • Heavy-duty material
  • Easy to clean
    More expensive option
  • Durable
  • Can be powder-coated for a smooth appearance
    Easily rusts without care
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
    Less environmentally-friendly than other options
  • Low maintenance
  • Provides corrosion resistance
  • Can be powder-coated for a smooth appearance
    Higher initial cost
  • Natural
  • Durable
  • Sustainable
    Higher initial cost

    Heavier material

Seat Material Types

Choosing the seat material for your office chair will determine its comfortability and durability as a high contact area. Picking the right material demands careful consideration. Below are the benefits and limitations of each unique material.

Type
Benefits
Limitations
  • Less expensive alternative to genuine leather
  • Sophisticated look
    Poor breathability

    Frequent maintenance
  • Minimal upkeep
  • Generally well-padded
    Can be damaged easier than other materials

    Wears thin with consistent use
  • Sophisticated appearance
  • Matches most decor
  • Generally well-padded
  • Long-lasting
  • Naturally resistant to stains, spills, and smells
    Expensive

    Needs occasional conditioning

    Sensitive to extreme cold or heat
  • Modern, sleek appearance
  • Low-maintenance
  • Well-ventilated
    Not ideal for long periods of use
  • Stain resistant
  • Durable
  • Resistant to sun fade
    Attracts dust and hair

    Less environmentally-friendly than other options
  • Lightweight
  • Budget friendly
  • Resistant to stains, spills, and smells
    Lacks built-in padding

    Poor breathability

    Lacks longevity
  • High-density
  • Durable
    Lacks built-in padding
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Blends well with many decors
    Can be damaged easier than other materials
  • Natural
  • Durable
  • Sustainable
    Lacks built-in padding

    Exposure to moisture can cause cracking

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