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What is the best material for a work chair?

The standard workweek is 40 hours long, most of which we spend sitting at a desk. Often we do not even notice how we sit. A constant sitting position puts a lot of stress on the spine, which can cause discomfort. Therefore, in order to avoid the development and aggravation of problems with the spine, it is important to have an  ergonomic chair that supports the lower back and promotes good posture. But material of the chair is also very important.

Production material

Upholstery. Three types of material are used as upholstery: fabric, leather (artificial or natural) and mesh.

Fabric upholstery is considered the cheapest, but practical type of upholstery. The fabric quickly absorbs odors, wears out quickly and becomes unusable. When choosing fabric upholstery, it is better to give preference to a hygroscopic breathable material with a high wear resistance.

Leather. Very popular and affordable material. Modern artificial leather can be in no way inferior in quality to natural leather and be cheaper. Leather, especially genuine leather, is difficult to care for. When choosing a leather chair, keep in mind that you will have to regularly treat the upholstery of the chair to maintain the elasticity and appearance of the leather.

Mesh. New modern material made of durable tight threads. Mesh is well ventilated, which is especially nice in the summer. The material is springy and allows you to support your back. A mesh chair looks stylish in any room and the price is quite acceptable.

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