Choosing the Best Office Chair Material for You

Jan 16, 2018 - by Ardent Ofice Furniture
Choosing the Best Office Chair Material for You

Office chairs, as one of the most essential office furniture in term of maintaining productivity at the workplace, are available in a wide variety of types, style and material. However, for some unexplained reasons, the material of the chairs has never been seriously taken into consideration when people want to buy an office chair. In fact, chair material will determine whether or not you’ll feel comfortable as you’re sitting on it.

No matter how sophisticated your chair is, no matter how trendy your office chair is, all will be useless if you feel any discomfort as you’re sitting on it. And indeed, choosing the wrong material could lead to any discomfort.

Let me illustrate it, you bought an ergonomic chair. You put a perfect backrest and an adjustable height chair as your main concern when you were buying it. However, as you used it, you suddenly felt itchy you couldn’t stop scratching your skin. It turned out; you’re allergic to its office chair material.

Even worse, you also found that the material was prone to dirty but difficult to clean. Coffee stain, pen mark and any other stains stayed forever on your chair which of course led you to any discomfort. And the most tragic thing about this that after a month using the chair, you found yourself in a deep shock as you saw your material covered-chair was cracking. If these all happened, there’s no way you could focus on your job.

By looking at the illustration above, it is safe to say that choosing the right material is very important if you want to stay comfortable all the time.

In order to find the right office chair material that suits you perfectly, please check the information below regarding all kinds of office chair material available in the market.


The fabric is commonly used as the office chair material because it’s durable and breathable. So, you don’t have to worry getting lots of sweat since it will keep you cool and fresh all day long.

In addition, the fabric chair material is available in a wide range of color, texture and pattern. So you can pick your favorite color and not end up having a boring, monotonous, generic color such as black. Who knows that by having your favorite color around, you can be more enthusiastic since many people believe that colors have the ability to set the vibe.

However, you have to remember that fabric is so easy to get stained while difficult to clean. Sometimes, the stains can stick to it forever unless you clean it with chemical liquid or spray. That’s why, it’s better for you to not to pick a shocking full bright color.

So, if you don’t want to bother your time with the cleaning thing, then this material it’s not for you. But if you love looking stylish, edgy and unique then this material is for you since it’s available in a wide variety of color, texture, and pattern that can fulfill your personality needs.


The mesh is made of plastic fiber, commonly used for backrest due to its springy nature which can easily follow the curve of your back.

The best thing about mesh office chair is that it will prevent you from sweating since it’s highly breathable so that it will keep you fresh and cool all day long.

However, like fabric, any stains that stick to the mesh is difficult to clean. You will need chemical liquid or spray to remove any of them. And remember that it is made of plastic fiber, which can somehow irritate your skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, you have to be careful using it.


A leather office chair is always considered as the most luxurious and classy office chair you can have since it’s very exclusive and expensive. Leather is very smooth and glossy so that it’s very unlikely to irritate your skin.

Moreover, leather office chair is easy to clean. You don’t have to worry if you spill coffee on it; all you have to do is to wipe it with a wet cloth. No need chemical spray.

However, considering its exclusive material and its expensive price, leather office chair needs an extra amount of care so that it will not easily dry out or crack.

So, if you want to look classy and sophisticated then this material is for you. Unfortunately, this material is not for anyone who has limited budget. Sad but true.

Faux leather

Faux leather can be a good alternative for everyone who love leather office chair, but don’t have fantastic budget to buy it.

Faux leather is also environment friendly since it’s not using animal skin. Very similarly with leather, faux leather is also easy to clean. But unlike leather, faux leather doesn’t require extra amount care since it’s not exclusive nor that expensive.

Even though, faux leather can give you the similar sense and impression as the leather office chair does to you, faux leather is less durable than leather. That’s why it’s important to select high quality faux leather.

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