Home Office Chairs without Wheels!
(Written September 2013 and updated to reflect new/discontinued products).
Customers often prefer to choose home office chairs without wheels (i.e. castors).
There can be a whole range of reasons for this.
- floor covering
- safety concerns
- or personal preference
Thick carpets would certainly impede a rolling chair! A good reason for seeking home office chairs without wheels! There may also be concerns over marking new wooden or tiled flooring.
Elderly people or those with a disability could be concerned about mobility issues. They may be anxious in case the chair rolls before they are seated properly, particularly on hard flooring. Parents may worry the kids will see the office chair as a new toy. Potential home accidents!
The smaller home office user may feel there is no requirement for castors. They may only use the home office for limited periods. Design and colour to coordinate with existing fixtures and fittings in the room could lead the choice. Function being of less importance than personal preference and decor!
Choosing Home Office Chairs without Wheels – Styles to Consider
The image to the right shows four examples of cantilever framed chairs. A popular option for customers seeking home office chairs without wheels!
Chairs in this style are generally marketed as guest, visitor or sometimes boardroom chairs. This design type of office seating is popular in reception areas and public areas where there is no requirement for the user to move, or roll, the chair. Some are also stackable so a popular choice in a boardroom or conference setting particularly where the room may have various uses.
These chairs are quite comfortable for short term use and, for the home office, ideal to colour coordinate. Frequently available in a wide array of colourful fabrics and materials. You can see some of these in the example image - mesh back, fabric back and seat and leather finishes. Please click on the image to see cantilever style chairs available to purchase online.
Four Legged Chairs:
An alternative, if the cantilever frame isn't your cup of tea.
Another option is the stacking chair. Generally stacking chairs are thought of for canteens or cafeterias and some are for outside use.
Indeed, polypropylene examples are popular for eating places for ease of cleaning. However, there are fabric choices available in a range of colour fabrics.
Stacking chairs are often lighter and take up less space than cantilever chairs. They are easier to move around. Some even fold flat and so easily stored when not in use.
Office Chairs with Glides:
The third and final option are chairs with glides (image below with the Nefil ergonomic office chair). Glides are essentially little flat feet rather than castors (i.e. wheels).
The main disadvantage to the models above (ie cantilever or stacking chairs) is their lack of function. They are not height adjustable. Often in a home office, for occasional use, this is not a particular disadvantage. However, if you work from home on a regular basis then function is important. Not all chairs are shown with glides on the online store. If you would prefer a chair with glides please call us for a list of office chairs offered with a glide option rather than castors.
If you are interested in any of the chairs in the images or would like some help and advice in choosing home office chairs without wheels, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01560 322072.