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When is it Time to Replace Office Chairs?

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In many work environments, office chairs are in use for 40+ hours a week. With that much use, we cannot expect them to last a lifetime, but when is it time for an upgrade?

The average lifespan of an office chair is 7-8 years, but this will be dependent on the make and the frequency of use. If you opted for cheap office chairs, they could start to feel uncomfortable within a year or two.

Five Ways to Tell if it is Time to Replace your Office Chairs

The telling signs are:

  • Your employees are fidgeting and regularly repositioning themselves because the office chairs are no longer comfortable
  • You notice members of your team regularly rubbing their lower back and complaining of backache
  • Damaged or missing parts mean that adjustable features are no longer operational
  • There are visible signs of wear and tear which makes the office chairs look tatty
  • The office furniture no longer fits with new working practices or the company image

It is also common for businesses to upgrade the office furniture as part of a rebranding process or relocation.

Have you Considered Pre-owned Office Furniture for Cost-Effective Upgrades?

Not all second-hand office chairs are in a state of disrepair when they are replaced. There are many reasons why great quality office chairs are surplus to requirements.

Recycled Business Furniture collects second-hand office chairs that are in nearly new condition. We seek out leading brands, ergonomic design and styles to suit modern work environments. All pre-owned office furniture is thoroughly checked and cleaned before being displayed in our used office furniture showroom.

We regularly buy in bulk, which means that our customers can fully fit out their workplaces with matching and coordinating pre-owned office furniture.

The main benefit of buying second-hand office chairs is that your budget can stretch to leading brands including Herman Miller and Vitra. These quality models are ergonomically modelled to maximise comfort and provide lumbar support. They will help your team to avoid aches and pains so that they can work more productively.

Our selection of stylish used office chairs will help to create modern work environments, which makes the right impression for your employees, clients and visitors.

Try out Used Office Chairs Before You Buy

We do take orders online and via the Recycled Business Furniture Facebook page, but the best option is to visit our Buckinghamshire pre-owned office furniture showroom. This allows you the opportunity to try out a selection of used office chairs and find the one that is most comfortable.

In addition, you can take a close look at the quality of our stock. We check that every item is in fantastic condition, with full functionality and we are happy for you to do the same. See with your own eyes that there is no compromise in quality.

Whilst you are with us, you might also spot other items that would help fit out the office interior including second-hand desks, dividers, storage and shelving. Find our office furniture showroom in High Wycombe, near Adams Park Football Ground. We have parking outside the door.

updated: 1 year ago

Top Tips for Buying Used Office Chairs

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The cost of buying new typically requires an investment of between £150 and £1500. If you are refitting your office, this soon mounts up. Buying pre-owned office chairs is a cost-effective and environmentally responsible means of equipping your business, but you still need to be selective.

Our bodies are designed to move, however, the vast majority of workers spend many long hours sitting in an office chair. In order to ensure that your employees are comfortable, productive and have a reduced risk of pain or injury, it is important to buy good quality office chairs.

Tip 1 – Research

Before heading to a used office furniture showroom, undertake a little research. Look at the leading brands, read reviews and get to know what makes one task chair stand out from another. This will help you to distinguish the best value buys.

Tip 2 – List your requirements

Write down exactly what you need. Are you just looking for second-hand office chairs, or would a cupboard, desk or filing cabinet help to complete your office interior? A list will help you remain focused when shopping and prevent the Ikea effect – when you return with a lot of additional items that you weren’t expecting to purchase.

Tip 3 – Visit a Used Office Furniture Showroom

It may be more convenient to search online, but to see the full range of stock you need to head to a showroom. A visit will help you to get a better idea of dimensions, quality and condition. Remember to refer to your research and list. Let quality brands take president over the temptations of a vibrant colour or a funky design.

Tip 4 – Try before you buy

Ideally, you want to sit in a used office chair to see how it feels. Is your back well supported? Is the seat comfortably padded? Task chairs often include adjustable features; these allow each individual to raise or lower the height, the tilt and even the armrest position. Take time to check that these are fully operational and if the chair has casters, do they move freely?

Also, take a good look at the condition. If all seems to be in good working order, you can feel confident that you are making a considered decision.

Tip 5 – Ask about a Warranty

Quality office chairs will have been bought with a warranty. As these can last for up to 5 years, it may be supplied with the chair if still in date. It shouldn’t be a concern if the date has expired, as the chair will be designed to last for many more years. Just knowing that a warranty had been issued at the time of purchase gives you some indication that this is a quality chair.

High Wycombe Furniture Showroom

Based in High Wycombe, Recycled Business Furniture is conveniently located for companies based in Slough, Reading, Maidenhead and West London. We have free parking outside our showroom and over 2,200 used office chairs in stock, including task chairs, stackable seating, canteen stools and reception sofas.

Our website will show a selection of options, but we advise you to visit our High Wycombe office furniture showroom. For further information, call us on 01494 801063.

updated: 1 year ago