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Martin's Office Supply, Inc.

24 Aug August 24, 2012

The Soft, Squishy Chair Myth.

Soft Chair

Don’t be fooled..

…by that “test drive” when you’re shopping for office chairs and you sit down in a soft, comfortable chair and sink way down in the seat. Here’s the deal: many budget priced imported office chairs that are sold by outlets like Sams, Wal Mart, Staples, Office Depot, etc. contain an inferior grade of cushion foam that feels great on initial compression, but after a short period of applied weight the trapped air continues to “leak” out of the foam and the user will quickly “bottom out” on the hard seat pan which is definitely NOT soft to sit on. Once this happens the effect is that the user feels like they are sitting directly on a board or other rigid, hard surface. The good news is that there are numerous commercial grade office chairs that contain high quality memory type seat cushion foams that are very soft and comfortable, but do not over-compress like the low end products do.

The “Bottom” Line

As with most products, you get what you pay for, and it’s very easy to fall for that “soft, squishy” office chair on first sit because it is comfortable…for a few moments…but after 15 or 20 minutes you’ll realize that chair was cheap because it’s made using poor quality foam and other materials. We’re here to help you spot the difference between the good quality products and the low end junk.