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3 Steps To Extend The Life Of Your Office Chair

The chairs in your office environment are a true investment — one that you want to last as long as possible. For this reason, you need to think about chair maintenance. The best way to extend the life of your chairs is to care for them properly.

Factors That Impact the Lifespan of Chairs

To take good care of your chairs, you first have to understand what affects their lifespan. There are many factors that come into play, from the quality of construction to how users sit in them day after day. Well-built chairs — the kinds that are engineered to last through constant use by various workers — will hold up better over time. While they may cost more upfront, they will save you the expense of repairs and replacements as they age. Likewise, chairs tend to last longer when their users treat them well — have your workers take ownership of their overall condition.

Simple Steps to Extend the Life of an Office Chair

Here are a few steps to keep in mind if you’re interested in extending the life of your office chairs:

  1. Clean regularly — No matter what material your chair is made from, a weekly vacuuming is a great way to get rid of dirt, dust and grime. For leather chairs, you’ll also want to occasionally wipe the surface with a damp cloth. Once they’re dry, apply a good leather cream.
  2. Clean and lubricate wheels — It’s also a good idea to turn your chair upside down and check the wheels for dirt and dust a couple times a year. Remove any clumps of debris. Then apply a light coating of WD-40 or silicone spray to help keep the casters lubricated.
  3. Tighten screws and bolts — Any time you notice screws loosening, turn them clockwise just enough to tighten. Don’t overtighten, however, or you may end up stripping (and ultimately replacing) the screw.

While proper maintenance is crucial to extending the useful life of your chairs, the best step you can take is purchasing quality chairs in the beginning. That’s where Concept Seating comes into play. We’ve specially built our chairs to be durable and resilient. Even with daily use by a variety of personnel, they stay strong, supportive and attractive.

Learn more about what sets our 24/7 chairs and 24/7 stools apart on our site.

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