What is Tilt Tension on an Office Chair & What is it For?

4th May 2018

What is the tilt tension feature on an office chair?

Often, people buy office chairs without truly understanding how they work. Office chairs come in all shapes and sizes - with many, unique features that can have great benefits to anyone who uses them! It can really pay to understand how certain features of an office chair can work. For example, a lumbar support is crucial to those who have back problems and can also prevent these issues in the first place. So today, we're going to be focusing on the tension tilt feature. What is it? How does it work? And why is it important? Keep reading to find out!

Firstly, let's look at the definition of a 'tension tilt'. The 'tilt' part is what enables you to rock back and forth on your chair, and also recline. Where does the tension come in, you ask? Well, the 'tension' feature is a knob which can be adjusted to increase or decrease the force needed to tilt. So, a tension tilt feature essentially allows you to decide how much you want to recline on a chair, and how much force is needed to do so.

Why is a tilt tension important?

This mechanism works alongside your individual weight. So, a heavy user will require a tighter tension whilst a lighter person will require tighter control. If the tension is set wrong for your weight or height, you may experience an unpleasant sensation of tipping backwards! You may also have the opposite result and struggle to recline at all.

We recommend that you position your chair so that you can easily recline and change positions. After all, you should be as comfortable and supported as possible whilst you are working. It's important for your chair to be ergonomic for maximum productivity - hence why a tension tilt is a really important feature to understand!

Here at Lakeland Furniture, we stock a number of office chairs with tension tilt and other fantastic, beneficial features. Click here to shop our extensive range and find the perfect office solution for you!

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