3 Common Problems With Home Office Chairs

September 29, 2020 4 min read

Do you and your office chair have a good relationship? Sure, on the surface, things may look fine. 

But is it truly there for you when you need it? Does it support you while you’re at work, while you’re gaming, and while you’re just hanging out?

...or does it always seem to leave you in more pain when you started?

If it seems like things with your office chair just aren’t as good as they used to be and spending hour after hour with it has become pure torture... we might have some hard news.

You and your office chair are in a bad relationship. But if you’re not sure if it’s time for a change, and you’re on the fence about giving it one more chance, we’ve put together a few office chair deal breakers.

If your chair starts to show these signs, rest assured—you’re too good for it, and you deserve a chair that knows how to treat you right.

Take a look.

Reasons You Might Need an Office Chair Upgrade

  1. Things just aren’t as comfortable as they used to be. 

You used to love to be around your chair, but lately, things have turned sour—a couple of hours into your day, and you wish you could go home. Well, there’s a reason for that.

Many chairs are made for seating for only a specific number of hours, and a specific amount of weight. 

Not only that, but the chair’s fabric can also be a factor in how long it lasts (not all chair relationships are made for the long haul)... An easy way to tell is simply to sit in it and stand up. 

If it pops right back up, it’s higher quality. But if it stays compressed, the chair fabric is likely to break down quickly, giving you even more problems in the long run.

Another interesting way to test the soundness of your cushion is to kneel on it. If you can kneel down and feel support under you, you know the chair won’t be comfortable for long.

The cushion is one area of a chair that simply can’t lie—this is where you get what you paid for—so make sure your cushion molds to fit you.

 

  1. Standard casters just don’t cut it.

Remember when it was fun to roll around the room on the wheels of an office chair? 

While it may be fun and functional, it’s also probably tearing up your floors. The standard casters (aka wheels) on office chairs aren’t intended for use on all floors. 

The majority of chair manufacturers make standard casters that have been built for low-pile carpet and highly recommend the use of a chair mat. This is widely suggested due to the damage that will appear on your floor over time. On carpets, you’ll start to notice spots of wear if you don’t use a chair mat. As for hardwood, tile, and laminate flooring– standard casters will carve marks into the hardwood floors, leaving the perfect spot for a stubborn buildup of dirt and dust (and it won’t be easy to get rid of). 

Are there any chairs out there with non-standard wheels?

Glad you asked. The Omega Chair provides an innovative alternative to the standard caster model with noise-reduction wheels. These wheels are made with durable PU rubber to ensure a smooth, gentle movement in every direction. Not only are the Omega Chair wheels functional, but they’re also friendly to your floors.

 

  1. You need a new gas cylinder. 

There is a reason that pre-owned office chairs feel used. 

The same chair that is hurting your bum at work may be the same chair that feels great when you sit on it at the store. Why is this?

There is a gas cylinder that, more often than not, is the root of your office chair troubles. You’ll know if you need a better gas cylinder if you notice that you are slowly sinking into your chair as the day goes on. This can happen for many reasons…

One reason could be a defective gas cylinder, in which case you should hope that it came with a good warranty. This can cause discomfort and other problems, so you’ll want to get it replaced as soon as possible. 

Another reason that may be causing a problem with your gas cylinder is an exceeded weight limit. The average threshold for office chairs can go up to about 225 pounds, so it’s important to check your chair’s rating to see if you need a higher weight limit. If you exceed your chair’s weight limit, it might be time to look into ordering a special chair that works best with your weight. If you exceed the average weight limit by less than 75 pounds, we have a perfect chair to suggest.

You guessed it– the Omega Chair! This model has a higher weight limit than the average office chair, offering a higher rating for 300 pounds maximum.

Lastly, your gas cylinder may not be doing the job simply because it’s outdated. As your chair ages, the gas cylinder will begin to sink and eventually stop working. Even if you’ve had the chair for years– it can happen suddenly and change everything. 

Instead of replacing this component every time it stops working, we recommend finding a chair that is made to last. The Omega Chair was designed with this in mind, implementing an extra layer of protection! Unlike regular office chairs, the Omega Chair has double layer Class IV hydraulics to further reinforce long-term durability.


A Proper Upgrade

 You may feel attached to your problematic office chair and are willing to do anything to make things work. You may not want to hear this, but– it’s time to let go. 

Move on from your old office chair and upgrade to a chair that will make you happy long-term. Say goodbye to discomfort, damage, and malfunctions– and say hello to the Omega Chair!

With an upgrade like the Omega Chair– you won’t need another replacement ever again. It’s designed for durability that will stay in shape even after long days spent sitting. Whether you’re gaming, working, or just hanging out, the Omega Chair will enhance your seating experience every time. 

The Omega Chair has long-lasting quality that will save you money in the long run! Upgrade today and never waste your time or money on office chair replacements, enhancements, or adjustments again!