Being the workplace experts that we are, we get a lot of questions. Big questions like “What are the best furniture options for my new office.” Small questions like “What are those little, black pinchy things called?” And then there are the questions we’re asked over and over. Common office scenarios that people just seem unsure of. That’s why we’re starting a new series of blog posts: You Asked. We Answered. We’ll find the answers to the questions you ask the most and put them out here where they’re easy to search and share. We hope it will be a valuable resource for you.
When we’re talking to people about chairs, there’s one question we hear pretty regularly: “What makes your chairs different than the $99 ones I see advertised?” There are actually some significant differences.
First, our chairs are rated for commercial use. That means they are meant to be used 8 to 10 hours a day, five days a week for the length of their warranty. The lift and mechanism are stronger, the foam in the seat and back are thicker, and the fabric will stand up to more wear and tear. The cheaper ones you see advertised are only meant to be used 1 to 2 hours a day.
Second, our chairs have longer warranties. Most of our chairs have at least a 5-year warranty, and many have 10-year warranties on most parts. Some even have lifetime warranties on certain mechanical parts, like the pneumatic lift and mechanism. If your chair breaks during the warranty period, the manufacturer sends replacement parts and we make the repair.
The last difference, and the most important in our opinion, is adjustability. A basic $100 office chair only has one adjustment: It goes up and down. That will keep your legs from dangling above the floor, but isn’t enough to keep you comfortable for an entire work week. If you want to be really comfortable, you need to be able to make your chair fit you. That’s where adjustments come in. A good ergonomic task chair will let you adjust all of the major parts of the chair to fit you perfectly.
What should you look for? Push play on our latest video and our Sales Director Sarah Dean will show you the adjustments that will make the biggest impact on your comfort.
At Rogards, we want you to love your office chair. Comfort makes such a huge difference in your productivity and happiness at work. If you’re ready for a new task chair, give us a call or visit our showroom. We’ll consult with you to find the perfect chair for your needs, and we’ll even let you try it out for a week before you decide to buy.