Choosing the perfect office chair fabric

Colour and style, comfort and durability – choosing the perfect fabric for your office chair is all about getting the right balance.

That’s what makes these four fabrics so popular for office chairs. They not only look good and feel comfortable but, most importantly, they are able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.

Four popular office chair fabrics:

  1. Wool: This is among the most popular fabrics for office chairs, thanks to the endless array of colours, styles and textures to choose from. Wool has a high abrasion resistance and is naturally breathable and flame-retardant. It also tends to be more budget friendly than leather chairs. On the downside, it is easier to stain and requires regular cleaning to keep it looking its best.
  2. Mesh: Mesh chairs provide the highest level of breathability and airflow to keep the body cool. Mesh also adapts to the body for a more personalized fit, is durable and easy to clean with a damp cloth. These features combined with its affordable price tag make mesh an excellent choice for general office workspaces and meeting rooms.
  3. Leather: Inviting, durable and timeless, leather chairs speak of quality and class. A good quality leather covering will last a lifetime, and is the epitome of style for executive offices, conference rooms and reception areas.
  4. Synthetic (PU) Leather: This fabric ticks all the boxes when it comes to style, durability and easy care, however can be less breathable than other fabrics. On the upside, PU gives the desired leather look without the price tag.The bottom line is that the fabric you choose needs to fit the chair’s purpose. While leather chairs provide prestige for executive offices and conference rooms, mesh and fabric chairs will be more suitable for all day, every day use.

Consider how your chosen fabric, texture and colour combination will work with your interior, existing or new. You’ll want your choice in chair to maintain a flow and pull the look together.

The bottom line is that the fabric you choose needs to fit the chair’s purpose. While leather chairs provide prestige for executive offices and conference rooms, mesh and fabric chairs will be more suitable for all day, every day use.

Explore the near endless selection of chair solutions we offer at Staples Advantage.

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