Published at Friday, October 20th 2017. by Katherine Richards in Furniture Office.
As for armrests, they should not interfere with the work that needs to be done but should be comfortable and provide support for the arms. In general if wide movement is needed armrests should be avoided.
The first thing that is very important is a backrest adjustment. A backrest adjustment can prevent or at least help lessen the discomfort that happens when sitting for long periods of time. There are some things about the backrest that you should look for.
And of course the chair itself should be stable. You don't want a chair that is wobbly. To ensure this you should look for a chair with a five pronged base.
When purchasing an office chair, the first thing you want to get, if possible, is a trial period. Many distributors will allow a week. That way if there are any problems or if the chair is uncomfortable after long periods of sitting you can return it. You can't possibly know if a chair is going to be comfortable after just a few minutes of sitting.
Then there is the backrest horizontal movement or the ability to move backward and forward. This is not the same as the tilt feature. This is a feature that actually either increases or decreases the distance between the back of the chair and the seat of the chair. Not all chairs have this feature and while it may cost more it is something to consider as it will provide further comfort on an individual basis.
There are some features of a good office chair that you should definitely look for.