Office Chair Fabric

Office Chair Fabric

Selecting the Best Office Chair Fabric for You It used to be that all there was to picking a fabric for your office chair was to choose the one that looked best. Yes, you can still choose that way, but to do so may mean sacrificing comfort or wear. Let’s examine the typical options, what you can expect, and the pros and cons. Woven fabric – by and far the most common textile used for office upholstery, woven fabrics vary considerably in appearance, texture and durability. Fabrics with higher abrasion ratings (measured in double rubs or d.r.) will stand more abuse. Fibers used may be manmade or natural. Many of the better ergonomic chair manufacturers offer choices made of recycled fibers. Fabrics marked “Greenguard Certified” do not emit fumes that can polute indoor air. Knitted fabric – A knit fabric has 3-way stretch that conforms to the cushions and gives when you sit. This can actually result in a chair that feels softer and we highly recommend it for any chair that has memory foam cushions. A knit can also breathe better than a woven fabric resulting in a chair less likely to get hot. Knits made for upholstery are durable, easy to clean and wear well. Vinyl – Vinyls will vary in texture and softness. The main advantage to vinyl is its ease of cleaning thus they are good for healthcare and industrial settings. They can get hot. Polyprolene fabrics are being manufacturered that offer the pluses of vinyl with improved durability. Mesh – Mesh chairs have become increasingly popular as it offers a modern look and airflow to keep you cool. Many meshes conform to the body which can offer a personalized fit. Meshes vary considerably in texture. Nylon mesh is very durable but can be abrasive to clothing if used on a seat. Softer, knitted meshes solve that problem. In general a mesh seat will not distribute body weight as well as an upholstered seat which is why it may not be the best choice for someone who sits for long hours. A mesh back can be very comfortable. Ultraleather – Today’s synthetic leathers feel great and wear very well, often longer than real leather. Ultraleathers are easy to clean and some are anti-microbial making them excellent for healthcare. Ultraleathers breath well offering a cooler chair than real leather. Good looks make this a great choice for the person who loves leather but wants to save some money. Ultraleather also gives with the cushion offering a softer “sit.” Real leather – Leather is still viewed as a luxury and a leather chair can be very elegant. Leather wears well if cared for properly. Leathers vary considerably in their thickness, as well as the dyes and treatments used thus prices can vary considerably. Leather gives and offers a comfortable “sit.” Just beware of “bonded leather” which is not a true leather and will not wear well. We don’t carry bonded leather chairs but cheap “leather” chairs found elsewhere may be. If budget is a concern, consider an Ultraleather or fabric instead. Check out our great selection of ergonomic chairs.
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Office Chair Fabric

It used to be that all there was to picking a fabric for your office chair was to choose the one that looked best. Yes, you can still choose that way, but to do so may mean sacrificing comfort or wear. Let’s examine the typical options, what you can expect, and the pros and cons. Woven fabric – by and far the most common textile used for office upholstery, woven fabrics vary considerably in appearance, texture and durability. Fabrics with higher abrasion ratings (measured in double rubs or d.r.) will stand more abuse. Fibers used may be manmade or natural. Many of the better ergonomic chair manufacturers offer choices made of recycled fibers. Fabrics marked “Greenguard Certified” do not emit fumes that can polute indoor air. Knitted fabric – A knit fabric has 3-way stretch that conforms to the cushions and gives when you sit. This can actually result in a chair that feels softer and we highly recommend it for any chair that has memory foam cushions. A knit can also breathe better than a woven fabric resulting in a chair less likely to get hot. Knits made for upholstery are durable, easy to clean and wear well. Vinyl – Vinyls will vary in texture and softness. The main advantage to vinyl is its ease of cleaning thus they are good for healthcare and industrial settings. They can get hot. Polyprolene fabrics are being manufacturered that offer the pluses of vinyl with improved durability. Mesh – Mesh chairs have become increasingly popular as it offers a modern look and airflow to keep you cool. Many meshes conform to the body which can offer a personalized fit. Meshes vary considerably in texture. Nylon mesh is very durable but can be abrasive to clothing if used on a seat. Softer, knitted meshes solve that problem. In general a mesh seat will not distribute body weight as well as an upholstered seat which is why it may not be the best choice for someone who sits for long hours. A mesh back can be very comfortable. Ultraleather – Today’s synthetic leathers feel great and wear very well, often longer than real leather. Ultraleathers are easy to clean and some are anti-microbial making them excellent for healthcare. Ultraleathers breath well offering a cooler chair than real leather. Good looks make this a great choice for the person who loves leather but wants to save some money. Ultraleather also gives with the cushion offering a softer “sit.” Real leather – Leather is still viewed as a luxury and a leather chair can be very elegant. Leather wears well if cared for properly. Leathers vary considerably in their thickness, as well as the dyes and treatments used thus prices can vary considerably. Leather gives and offers a comfortable “sit.” Just beware of “bonded leather” which is not a true leather and will not wear well. We don’t carry bonded leather chairs but cheap “leather” chairs found elsewhere may be. If budget is a concern, consider an Ultraleather or fabric instead. Check out our great selection of ergonomic chairs.
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Office Chair Fabric

You get a lot done during the course of your day, and we know you want durable, versatile chairs to support you through all of it. Whether you're typing up a report at your desk, socializing with friends or just relaxing, you need seating options that offer just the right mix of comfort, style and support. America's #1 Retailer for Home Office Chairs Office Depot Office Max, America's #1 Retailer for Home Office Chairs, according to the 4Q2016 KeyStat Connect (SM) Furniture Report (independent research conducted by KeyStat Marketing), is committed to helping you find exactly what you need in office seating. Whether you’re zeroing on specific categories such as big and tall, ergonomic, or task seating, or are simply focused on value or style, we’ve gathered an expansive collection that’s ready for you to explore and easy to navigate. Office Chairs Designed in high-back styles and upholstered in leather, leatherette, fine fabrics and other materials, these desk chairs offer a professional, executive look while providing day-long comfort. Ergonomic Office Chairs Keep your back supported and your body properly aligned with ergonomic chairs, which often feature back cushions for targeted lumbar support. Task Chairs Multitaskers will love the efficiency of our task chairs, which typically feature low-back, mobile designs that let you quickly switch from one task to another. Big and Tall Chairs Larger frames shouldn't have to squeeze into small chairs. With extra inches added on to standard chair dimensions, our collection of big and tall chairs makes it easy for long limbs to get comfortable. Drafting Chairs Designed with artists, architects, designers and other artistic professionals in mind, drafting chairs and drafting stools offer features, like pneumatic height adjustment and foot rings, that help you find your ideal working angle. Stools Bar and table stools feature a simplistic design that offers space-saving seating at tall bar counters and tables. Side and Guest Chairs Welcome clients into your office and accent your space with side and guest chairs. Upholstered in attractive fabric, leather or leatherette, these chairs combine style, hospitality and comfort. Folding Chairs Ideal for setting up seating areas for conferences, conventions, receptions and other large gatherings, these chairs typically feature lightweight frames for quick, easy setup. Stacking Chairs Like folding chairs, stacking chairs are typically easy to carry and help save space when stacked together and stored for future use. Club Chairs, Couches and Ottomans Relax in a leather recliner or sit comfortably on a couch with your feet resting on an ottoman – whatever your desired style, our selection of club chairs, couches and ottomans gives you a variety of comfortable, stylish choices. Chair Accessories Want to add additional comfort or ergonomic features to your current chair, or simply replace a part? We've got you covered. Browse our selection of cushions, pillows, attachable armrests and other accessories to rest comfortably in your chair. + Read more – Read less

Office Chair Fabric

Office Chair Fabric
Office Chair Fabric
Office Chair Fabric