Sep 202013

When choosing chairs for your office, style and comfort often come first. But what about durability?

broken office chairsAre you replacing your office chairs too often? The chairs’ arms start flopping around or fall off completely, the wheels grind down to almost nothing or the brakes stick, or the whole chair just collapses under the weight of normal every day use. Many of us accept this as a general maintenance expense, but investing in a truly sturdy, reliable office chair could make the annual replacement of your seat a thing of the past.

Some of Our Favorite Heavy Duty Office Chairs

Chairs designed for 24-hour use, or for heavy-duty work environments (or heavy-duty workers) are available and built to last. Respected manufacturers like OFM, Office Star, Safco and others offer heavy-duty and big & tall office chairs that can withstand a great deal of abuse.

Safco Mid-Back 24/7 Chair

Simple. Strong.

Safco Heavy Duty ChairThis intensive use big & tall chair from Safco keeps it simple, making it the type of chair you can keep around for a long time. Designed for multi-shift intensive use environments, it features heavy-duty components and quality construction that supports up to 500 lbs. It has an extra-wide and deep seat cushion, thick foam padding on both the seat and backrest that provides long-term comfort, is rated for 24/7 use, and has the adjustability options you need. Also available with a high back.


OFM Heavy Duty Dispatch Chair

OFM Heavy Duty Dispatch ChairThe 24 hour dispatch chair from OFM can handle just about anything, including a weight capacity up to 400 lbs. Recommended for hospitals, police stations or other intensive use applications; so it can probably handle all of that hardcore accounting and spreadsheet analysis you are going to put it through.

The OFM Heavy Duty Dispatch chair is available in commercial-grade, stain-resistant fabric or anti-microbial/anti-bacterial vinyl upholstery; both with a durable molded polypropylene outer back shell. It has multiple wheel options:  standard casters which will work fine for most applications, soft wheel casters make a bit less noise on a harder floor and do not slip as easily, and glides which are plastic inserts that fit into the base to keep the chair from rolling.

Office Star Big Mans Executive Mesh Chair

Beauty and Brawn

Office Star brings you the style and comfort of a mesh fabric chair, in a larger, stronger “Big Man’s” chair. This chair has thick foam padded seat and backrest cushions, a contoured backrest with built-in lumbar support, black mesh fabric with chrome frame, pneumatic seat height adjustment, 360-degree swivel, tilt with lock, adjustable tilt tension, adjustable mesh padded armrests and a heavy-duty chrome finish base with dual wheel carpet casters. And it isn’t just good looking and functional – this chair holds up to 350 lbs. Office Star also has its even more stylish Air Grid chair in a larger more durable configuration.




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