If you and your employees work around the clock, you want your chairs to do the same. 24 hour office chairs can tolerate your long hours of continuous use.
Who can benefit from 24 hour chairs?
While anyone can truly benefit from 24 hour chairs, those who work in call centers, dispatch centers and control rooms will find these hard working chairs especially beneficial. 24 hour chairs are designed to withstand wear and tear in 24/7, multi-shift settings more than typical office chairs. They provide workers with a comfortable seating option that can meet the needs of multiple users. 24 hour chairs are designed to stand up to the needs of the most demanding workplace while catering to the orthopedic needs of employees.
Which 24 hour chairs should I choose?
There is a wide variety of 24 hour chairs to choose from to meet the needs of your environment and budget:
Chairs like the OFM 24 hour Intensive Use Hi-Back Computer Chair are perfect if you are looking for an inexpensive way to furnish your space with 24 hour chairs. These chairs have a weight capacity of 400 pounds and feature a fully molded foam seat that prevents it from going flat. These pre-fabricated chairs come in your choice of 3 standard fabric color options or anti-bacterial/anti-microbial vinyl in your choice of 4 colors. The life expectancy on these chairs is 2 to 5 years and they include a limited warranty. The warranty covers fabrics and upholstery for 2 years and gas lifts for 7 years. These chairs will do the job and fit within your budget, plus you’ll get them fast… they are pre-boxed and ship right away.
If you want your chairs to last longer and have a few more options, then these chairs may fit your needs. Chairs like the Valo Magnum Mesh Back 24/7 Intensive Use Chair allow you to choose between a few options such as if you would like your chair with or without a headrest, and with soft or hard casters. These chairs are made of a higher quality upholstery and foam and are built with industrial strength components that can comfortably hold 400 pounds. Magnum follows the lines and shapes of your body, features a soft upholstered seat and has fully adjustable lumbar support that allows you to relax your spine in a natural position. The Valo Magnum comes with a 10 year warranty on parts (arms, mechanics, casters, etc.) and 3 years on fabric and foam. These are also pre-boxed and typically ship within 5 to 7 business days.
If you’re looking for a higher quality 24 hour, multi-shift chair, there are several options that will interest you. Several of these chairs are made by Cramer, Inc., ERA Products and Neutral Posture, and allow you to customize your seating experience. All 3 are made in the U.S. and because of their high quality you can expect these chairs to last you well into the future.
To give you an idea of what to expect with these chairs, we’re going to take a closer look at the popular ERA Henry 24 Hour Intensive Use Chair.
ERA got its start more than 35 years ago by building automobile seats for major auto makers, now ERA makes high end “car quality” office seating. These chairs are designed to withstand 24/7 usage, weights up to 500 pounds, and are designed to reduce stress and tension on your body. Plus, ERA chairs have passed the toughest durability testing standards in the world, the Federal government GSA intensive use tests, that will destroy an ordinary chair.
The ERA Henry 24 hour intensive chair comes in 4 fabric color options or several leather or Leathermate™ (heavy duty vinyl) options in 6 colors. You can customize the ERA Henry by choosing between flip up arms or optional adjustable task arms and several cylinder height, chair base and caster options. The chairs feature fully adjustable lumbar support, a reliable gas lift height adjuster, steel frame, floating spring suspension and premium grade foam. Because these chairs are customizable you can expect a longer lead time for them… typically about 3 weeks. ERA Products also offers a great warranty on its chairs: a lifetime warranty on the frame and pneumatic lift, 5 years on the chair control mechanism, adjustable lumbar control, adjustable back and arms, and 2 years on the foam and fabric.
If you are looking for the best of the best, the Concept Seating 3150HR Operator 24/7 Chair is an easy choice; its numerous features, adjustments, and 550 pound weight rating set it apart from the rest. Among its features is a seven leg steel base which provides more strength, stability and ease than typical five leg chairs, and Dymetrol suspension which distributes your weight over the entire chair surface; this improves your blood flow and eliminates those squeaky springs. People of all sizes can use this chair without any worries thanks to safety casters that lock into place when you stand up, and your chair can always look like new thanks to replaceable upholstery covers.
You can sit in complete comfort thanks to the 3150HR Operator’s numerous adjustments: seat height and depth adjustment, an adjustable articulating headrest which can also be used as a neck roll or swung out of the way, infinitely adjustable lumbar support, and adjustable armrests with the options of arms that swing out of the way. Plus this chair’s five position tilt lock with forward tilt allows you to recline to one of five desired positions and keep it there, plus the 2:1 recline ratio keeps your knees and legs in an ergonomically correct position while comfortably reclining. This chair will fit into any office setting since it’s available in numerous colors in fabric, vinyl and leather, plus if you prefer black your chair will ship in only 5 to 7 business days.
Maybe one of the best features of the 3150HR Operator is its warranty that is the best in the industry. It carries a 24/7 warranty that covers normal wear and tear for people up to 550 pounds for 6 years; most standard warranties only cover defects in workmanship and parts.
24 Hour Chairs are a Long-term Investment
When picking out the perfect chair for your space you will want to first determine how many chairs you are typically going through within a given 3 year period. If you find that your chairs are getting a lot of wear and tear and you are continuously replacing them, it may be a good idea to invest in a top of the line chair right off the bat. While you will spend more at the beginning you can eventually save money because these chairs will last you a lot longer and eliminate the need to order new ones every few years. Plus, this will save you valuable time by not having to deal with replacements and (while they are definitely nice to have) warranties. Now, if your chairs don’t get a lot of strenuous use and seem to be holding up fine, then you might be able to get away with the other options. It really all depends on your environment and number of employees who will be using the chairs on a daily basis. As with all office furniture you want to select what will work best for you.
Your employees will thank you for choosing these 24 hour chairs that will make their long work hours a lot more comfortable. What furniture do you use to help you get through the long hours at the office? Have you tried any of these 24 hour chairs? If so, what did you think? We’d love to hear your experiences or advice in the comment section below!
24 Hour Chair Resources
- Concept Seating Operator 3150HR Chair (Ratings / Reviews / Prices)
- Concept Seating: 24 Hour Seating Built To Last
- Before You Buy: Concept Seating 3150HR vs. ERA Henry HEN-2PC
- Top 5 Problems With Dispatch Chairs Under $500