Taken from our files of the most commonly asked questions about our laboratory chairs.
Q: When a lab chair listing notes a height of X"-Y", how is this measured? From where to where?
A: The height given for a lab chair is the height measured from the floor to the top of the seat cushion. That range represents the lowest and highest the cushion can be adjusted to accommodate different work surface heights.
Q: How do I choose the correct height chair for my work?
A: We suggest using the following rule of thumb:
For work surfaces between 29"-31" you should purchase a lab chair with a seat height range between 16"-21"
For work surfaces between 32"-36" you should purchase a lab chair with a seat height range between 22"-28"
For work surfaces between 37"-42" you should purchase a lab chair with a sear height range between 26"-35"
Q: Besides cosmetics, are there any differences between chrome and nylon foot rings?
A: Yes. The chrome foot rings are slightly larger at 20 inches in diameter while the nylon foot rings are 18.25 inches. Both foot rings are height adjustable to provide maximum comfort
Q: How does the wheel locking mechanism work?
A: Our lab chairs feature a locking wheel device that responds to pressure. By default the wheel locks are engaged and only release when enough weight is applied to the center of the chair.
As the occupant rises from their seat, the wheels lock in place. This eliminates the fear of a chair careening away and striking other personnel or equipment.
Q: Do I need to have a foot ring if I order a medium height chair (22-29")?
A: If the chair will be used by a relatively tall person, say 5'8" or taller, then it isn't absolutely necessary to have a foot ring. But, if the chair will be used by someone shorter, then it is a very welcome addition and they will appreciate the comfort.
There are many more great features that make our lab chairs the best choice for your work. Have questions? Give us a call 410-764-2225 and talk with us about your needs and discover how we can help.