Are you looking to upgrade your current office chair? Or does your home office need a more ergonomic task chair to keep you productive? Do you know what you should be looking for in an office chair or how to even choose a furniture provider for your team?
Well, we are here to help you find that perfect chair for you with our Top 7 places to buy office chairs in Halifax/Dartmouth.
Now all you need to do is pick one of the seemingly thousands of task chairs on the market!
The easiest way to cut through the clutter and find a chair that will achieve what you want, at the price point you want, is to work with a trustworthy and reputable seller.
To eliminate any bias in this article, we have not included ourselves (Office Interiors) on this list.
The Top Office Task Chair Providers in Halifax/ Dartmouth
Established in 1986, Atlantic Business Interiors is a full-service office furniture dealership with its head office in Dartmouth, NS. Their core values revolve around offering “Quality Products, Excellent Service and Competitive Value.” Steelcase or partners of Steelcase provide the bulk of Atlantic Business Interiors’ office seating offering.
E3 Office Furniture & Interiors is another comprehensive office furniture dealership located in Dartmouth, NS. E3 bases their customer service claims on the back a several guarantees: On Time or On Us, Free Extended Labour Warranty, and a Price Match Guarantee. They lean on Source Office Furnishings and Performance Furnishings to provide their task seating.
As their name implies, Ergoworks specializes in ergonomic office furniture. With an Occupational Therapist on staff, they can quickly offer ergonomic assessments to their customers. As is a common theme for office furniture dealerships in the region, their office is located in Dartmouth, NS. They carry a variety of office seating lines, but KI, Global Furniture Group and Teknion are their largest manufacturer partners.
While their headquarters may be in New Brunswick, Chandler Sales also maintains a sales office in Dartmouth, NS. Chandler isn’t exclusively an office furniture dealer, providing a wide variety of B2B goods and services, but they do represent a sizeable participant in the local furniture market. Chandler sources it’s seating from Herman Miller.
One of the few office furniture vendors in HRM to base their operations out of Halifax, InterSPACE prides themselves on offering a custom solution tailored to the needs of each individual customer. Their partner manufacturers are Hon and Knoll.
Founded in 1882, Grand & Toy is a diverse B2B provider with locations across Canada, servicing mainland Nova Scotia from their sales office in Dartmouth. They rely on Safco Products and Global Furniture Group to provide their main office chair lines.
Chairs Limited is a Dartmouth based office chair manufacturer, retailer and re-upholsterer. Unlike the other office furniture dealers on this list, they specialize in office seating and office seating alone. In fact, they are so passionate about chairs, they refer to their experts as chairologists!
While the final business on our list is not headquartered in HRM, it is still a Nova Scotia owned business, operating out of Port Williams, with a second office in Dartmouth. They have been striving to provide a single source experience for the customers’ office furniture and equipment needs since first opening their doors in 1962. Workplace Essentials carries a wide variety of office seating brands, but some of their featured offerings include Artopex, Global Furnishings Group, and Horizon Furniture.
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How to Choose an Office Furniture Provider
Each of these furniture dealers has a long history of providing quality products to Nova Scotians and we have based this list on our decades of experience in the office furniture industry. We hope to help you determine which provider best deserves your hard-earned cash.
Does your furniture provider:
- Provide continuous sales and support before, during and after the purchase?
- Engage a third-party metric such as Net Promoter Score (NPS) to measure their customer service?
- Openly discuss difficult topics such as price early in the sales process?
- Approach your situation with a product first or solution first mindset?
To help you avoid a potentially costly headache we created this list of four characteristics that will help you differentiate between the office furniture providers willing to provide excellent customer experience and those just out to make a buck.
What to Look For in an Ergonomic Task Chair
Where a standard office chair puts stress on your body, ergonomic chairs are designed to let you sit without any extra pressure. It fits your body correctly while encouraging you to sit upright, with good posture. These chairs are made for healthy sitting.
The more aspects of the chair that can be adjusted, the better. At a minimum, you want to be able to change the height, armrests, and reclining angle.
Your arms should rest comfortably on the armrests and match the height of your typing or writing surface so that your shoulders are not hunched. Between the height of the chair and the height of your armrests, it will be easy to get it just right
Next, make sure that it has proper seat depth. If the seat is too long, you will be more apt to lean forward, and when you do that, you are not benefiting from the backrest.
Comfort is Key
No matter how great the rest of the chairs’ features are, if it isn’t comfortable, you won’t want to spend hours working in it.
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Need More Advice on your Office Chair?
We have always offered free ergonomic assessments of our customers’ offices. Since we can’t exactly do that at the moment we are doing the next best thing.
Book A Video Conference Assessment of your home office/kitchen table workstation/living room couch area (please don’t use a couch, they are terrible for your posture when using a computer)
At Office Interiors, we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to provide our customers with answers and information they need to make an informed decision. We would love to have the opportunity to earn your business and help you to love the way you work!
Our Office Furniture Buyer’s Guide answers all the questions our customers most frequently ask us, such as:
- What are the costs of office furniture?
- How do furniture warranties work?
- Am I picking the right furniture?
- And much, much more.
Our mission is to help our customers create more productive work environments.
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