Picking out an executive chair can sometimes be a daunting task because there are so many options and a large price range.  What is the difference between a chair that cost $100 and a chair that costs $1600?  If you are wondering what makes one chair better than the other, you can answer the following questions.

Is it genuine leather? A leather hybrid? Or vinyl?

A chair made out of genuine leather is going to be a more quality chair, but if you are on a budget a leather hybrid or vinyl chair can help reduce costs and still be durable.

Is it’s frame wood, metal or plastic?

A wood or strong metal frame will last longer than a plastic one which is more likely to crack or break over time.

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Does it have a padded seat and back?

If you are going to sit in a chair for 8 hours a day, it is important that it is comfortable.  Many executive chairs have pillow top backs and lumbar support that provide extra comfort.

Is it adjustable?

The more adjustments on a chair, the better.  Look for chairs with a pneumatic seat height adjustment, a tilt, a tilt tension, or a seat glide.   These adjustments will allow the user to fully adjust the chair to meet their body’s needs and will prevent unnecessary aches and pains throughout the work day.

Does it have a warranty?

The manufacturer’s warranty is a good indicator of how long a chair should last.  A good office chair should have a warranty of at least five years.

We are all trying to save money where we can, but it is important to buy a quality chair that will last.  If in the long-term, your chair only lasts a year to a year to a half before you have to spend the same amount of money again on a brand new chair, then is it really worth the money you saved?  It is advisable to look at the features and qualities of an office chair to ensure that it will last for years to come.