The ultimate guide to choosing an office chair

If you work in any environment where you spend time at a desk, you will understand the importance of finding an office chair that meets your ergonomic and comfort needs. As one of the most important furniture pieces that makes up your office space, it’s important that you take the time to find the right office chair for you.

After all, with the average office worker spending approximately 7 hours a day working at their desk, a comfortable and supportive office chair is essential.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect office chair, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. We’ve created the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect office chair.

The types of office chair

Office chairs come in all different shapes and sizes and there are a whole host of different chairs that are suited for a diverse range of occupations, health needs and workplaces. From ergonomic chairs, which are developed to prevent debilitating conditions such as back pain, cervical spondylosis and poor posture and blood circulation, through to drafting chairs designed for architects and artists who often need to stand while they work.

The main types of office chairs include:

  • Ergonomic Chairs – help to prevent back conditions and cervical spondylosis
  • Mesh Office Chairs – offer incredible breathability
  • Balance Ball Chairs – help to engage your core on a short-term basis
  • Drafting Chairs – perfect for standing while you work
  • Executive Office Chairs – ultimate comfort and style
  • Leather Office Chairs – made from faux leather or real leather
  • Kneeling Chairs – perfect for addressing short term back pain issues
  • Saddle Chairs – ideal for improving posture and core strengthening
  • Active Sitting Chairs – improve movement whilst you sit
  • Sit-Stand Chairs – support your body when standing or sitting

What to look for in an office chair

Office chairs are part of the décor in any office environment. When looking for an office chair, there are several key factors to consider, including:

  • Support – is there enough support to cater for your ergonomic requirements?
  • Style – does the style of chair suit your needs?
  • Material – is the material of the chair durable and compatible with the environment you work in?
  • Adjustability – can the chair adjust to suit your needs?
  • Wheelbase/mobility – does the chair offer the mobility you need?
  • Seat depth and width – seat depth and width is important along with armrest options
  • Cost – is it within your budget?

Chair options

Here at BT Office, we have a wide range of office chairs to choose from, including:

Computer Chairs

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Computer chairs, task chairs, and operator chairs are found in a whole host of different office spaces and you are sure to find a computer chair to suit your needs and budget. Here at BT Office, all of our office computer chairs feature gas lift height adjustable chair control mechanisms. Some models also offer more advanced features, including memory foam seats and lumbar support for improved comfort.


MIT draughtsman chair ready for spa setting

Draughtsman’s chairs are expertly designed for moving and standing. They are commonly found in office environments where workers need to stand for prolonged periods of time. With wheels, glides and castors at their bases, they make moving around from bench to desk even easier and have foot rings at their bases that also help with balance and comfort.

Ergonomic Chairs

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Ergonomic office chairs are incredibly popular, especially in office spaces where workers are confined to their desks for long periods. Designed to provide optimum back support, our ergonomic seating range has been carefully chosen to give maximum comfort, even when sitting for prolonged periods. They are suitable for heavy 24-hour use & feature multi-adjustment mechanisms for even more control and comfort.

Mesh Office Chairs

Ecoflex Mesh Chair in a modern office environment

Offering an incredible amount of breathability, mesh back office chairs offer the ultimate comfort solution, providing unparalleled lumbar support and helping you stay cool and comfortable when working.

All of our ergonomic mesh chairs have aerated backs that mould to the shape of your body and help to regulate your temperature all year round.  They are also available in a wide range of fabrics and colours.

Executive Chairs

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Designed to look great in any space, our range of range of executive chairs offer a perfect touch of luxury to any workplace! Our BT Office executive chairs come complete with a wide range of ergonomic features, including tilt and lock mechanisms, high-quality casters, 360-degree rotation, lumbar support, and padded arms.

Some of our models feature headrests and have high backs with built-in padding to help minimise the likelihood of back pain when sat for extended periods.

All of our chairs are available in a wide range of designs, styles, and colours.

Office Chairs at BT Office Furniture

If you are looking for a specific type of office chair we have plenty of chair options to choose from, our team of knowledgeable advisors are on hand to help you make the right decision on which chair is best for you, based on your own requirements.

Explore our range of office chairs today and get in touch if you need any further information.