You might have noticed that many companies produce rise-and-recline chairs built around their customer’s exact measurements. You might assume that building a chair to measure isn’t necessary, but the truth is that you could end up suffering from several common complaints if you buy a rise-and-recline chair ‘off-the-rack’.
Here are six of the most common issues:
- The Chair is Too High: If your feet aren’t able to touch the floor, you’ll end up putting too much pressure on your back, and your legs could start to feel uncomfortable during extended stays in your chair.
- The Chair is Too Short: On the other hand, your chair could be a touch too short. If so, your legs will be placed at an odd angle and lack proper support. As time passes, you’ll probably start to find the backs of your thighs becoming sore.
- The Seat is Too Wide: The best rise-and-recline chairs ensure you feel secure while you’re seated. If the seat is too wide, you’ll find nothing to keep you from leaning sideways, and your back will not enjoy adequate support.
- The Seat is Too Tight: If you’re on the larger side, you may find the seat of a standard rise-and-recline chair slightly too small. That tightness is uncomfortable, placing too much pressure across the hips and lower back while reducing blood flow.
- The Seat is Too Deep: As well as too wide or too tight, the seat of a chair can often prove too deep. This is somewhat down to personal preference, but you really need to be able to sit with your back fully supported down the length of the chair. If the seat is too deep, this won’t happen.
- The Cushioning is Poor: Finally, think about cushioning. A rise-and-recline chair will be sat in for long periods, so extra padding is often required. Of course, the right amount will depend on your own measurements.