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Desk Chairs For Taller People

Anybody who works in a traditional office environment spends a lot of time sitting — that’s why the office chair you pick makes a big impact on your overall posture and productivity. Choosing a chair for yourself is one thing, but selecting chairs for other people is a different task altogether. When you’re in charge of shopping for office chairs for your entire department or company, you need to consider all the factors that go into proper seating for various individuals. Do you have taller workers, for example, who might need the benefits of a tall desk chair? Are your standard chairs high enough for them, or are they lacking critical support? How could desk chairs made for taller workers help? At Concept Seating, we specialize in ergonomic seating options such as an adjustable desk chair to accommodate different heights, widths and weights of employees. If you’re looking to learn more about how a tall desk chair works and what its benefits are, here’s what you need to know.

Height Limits of Standard Office Chairs

A typical office chair is designed for average-sized individuals, i.e., those whose height and weight fall within average standards. Here in America, that can mean up to 6 feet 2 inches tall. Unfortunately, while this height limit works for most employees, it doesn’t work for everyone. Those who are taller end up uncomfortable and inconvenienced in the workplace.

Qualities to Look for in a Tall Desk Chair

Taller individuals face unique challenges when it comes to workplace seating. They need deeper seats and higher chair backs in order to be comfortable and focused at work. Thankfully, today’s chair market includes big and tall chairs that can accommodate people who are taller than 6 feet 2 inches. Here are some qualities to look for when shopping these chairs:

  • Strong support: Larger individuals need stronger support, which you can find in chairs that have features such as steel construction and bases with more than five legs.
  • Adjustability: To accommodate various workers, a chair needs to be adjustable in its height, lumbar support, tilting ability, armrests, etc.
  • Warranty: For a chair that can last the long haul, you want a good warranty that will cover not only defects in workmanship, but also normal wear and tear.

Available Chair Options for Taller Workers

Concept Seating offers a variety of chairs that can better accommodate tall employees. Here are a few examples:

  • 3150 Two-Step Task: Adjustable for a worker who is up to 6 feet 5 inches tall, this 24/7 chair handles a maximum of 550 pounds, comes with an adjustable footrest, and has seat-depth adjustment options.
  • 3150 Task Chair: Usable for workers up to 6 feet 5 inches tall, this task chair can handle up to 550 pounds; comes with a six-year warranty; and features adjustable lumbar, seat depth, back and recline ratio tilt.
  • 3150HR Operator: Built to accommodate a height of up to 6 feet 5 inches, this versatile chair combines a heavy-duty desk chair with a high-back chair, in one streamlined design.
  • 3152 Task: The 3152 Task chair offers a wider seat in addition to its increased height accommodation, and it includes a six-year warranty for normal wear and tear.

Our large catalog of options includes more tall desk chairs than just these four — head to this page to see what chairs might work best in your environment. Or, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us and let one of our experts talk you through the possibilities.

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