It is a fact that many of us spend as much time at our desks as in our beds. For this reason, it is essential that we can sit in a comfortable and supported position. Buying second-hand office chairs is a great option for cutting costs and environmental impact, but with so much choice, what do you need to look for?
Seek Out Used Office Chairs from Leading Brands
If you are buying used office chairs, you are making a considerable saving on buying new. This means you can afford to purchase quality items rather than the cheapest model. Our advice is to select a leading brand, as this is where you will benefit from long term value.
A list of leading ergonomic office chairs includes Vitra, HÅG, with the iconic Herman Miller Aeron taking the top position. If you select any of these brands, you can be confident that you have invested in top-quality used office chairs.
Check the Condition and Functionality of Second-hand Chairs
Built to last, it is relatively easy to find second-hand office chairs in excellent condition. A quick scan will help you to spot any signs of wear, but it is important to try out all the features to see if they are in full working order.
Ergonomic office chairs have been designed to work with the body. They protect the spine, adjust to fit and are styled to relieve common pressure points. You want to be sure that the chair can swivel, roll, adjust in height and tilt with ease.
Try Office Chairs Out for Size
We all have different body shapes and sizes, so the best way to find the ideal chair for you is to try them out for size. Whilst many ergonomic task chairs can be adjusted, some elements are fixed. The position of the lumbar support, the height of the back and the depth of the seat will help you to determine your preference.
Consider Mesh Rather than Foam Seats
At first glance, a foam seat base appears more comfortable than mesh. That little bit of padding is tempting, but try both options out for size. Mesh seats may surprise you and they allow for improved circulation and ventilation around the body. Over time foam will compact, an issue that can be avoided with mesh.
Retain a Sense of Unity Within the Workplace
Buying second-hand office chairs can make financial sense, but you want to avoid building a random collection of used office furniture. It is best to buy from a trusted supplier who has multiple quantities of the same seating in stock.
If you are looking to buy used office furniture online, 2nd User Furniture has multiple quantities of leading brands. We also have an expansive used office furniture Buckinghamshire showroom, just short drive from Reading, Slough and West London. If you have any specific requirements, contact us on 07944 508282.