4 Reasons Why Mesh is the Perfect Material for Heavy Duty Office Chairs

Both big and tall people deserve good ergonomic office chairs for their regular or home offices.

If this is you, then you’re likely aware of the consequences of overlooking the maximum weight capacity of a chair before buying it. You may have even been a victim of a big investment in an office chair gone bad.

Now you know that the regular 250lbs upper limit chairs just don’t cut it for you. Seat depth, maximum seat height, and maximum distance between armrests are some of the features you need to pay close attention to before making an office chair purchase.

The last thing you need is to be in an uncomfortable chair for six hours of your day while working. Or, if you’re tall to have your feet clumsily crammed under your desk.

We believe that for a place you spend so much time in each day, your office ought to be comfy and pleasant.

If you’re considering buying a robust chair to withstand longer office hours, you need to consider the top four reasons to choose a mesh office chair as a robust option.

Compared to its leather, vinyl, and fabric counterparts, mesh comes with a lot of advantages for heavy-duty use such as:

  • Breathability
  • Tear resistance
  • Affordability
  • Easy maintenance

It’s in fact the best development ever to happen to modern office chairs.

Types of Mesh

It’s important to note the specific kind of mesh that’s best suited for heavy-duty office chairs.

Jason Mills goes into an in-depth analysis of the two most common fabrics used to manufacture mesh. His findings are summarised below:

Nylon Polyester
Smoother than polyester Dries faster than nylon
Great resistance to stretching and bending Heightened flame resistance
Greater elasticity Higher resistance to UV degradation
Hydrophilic Hydrophobic

Nylon mesh is better suited for heavy-duty office chair manufacture because of its ability to resist stretching and bending.

This means that a nylon mesh chair can retain its foam and shape better than a polyester one.

Also, nylon is smoother than polyester therefore the nylon mesh chair is much more comfortable.

That being said, let’s get into the details about mesh that make it the best material for big tall office chairs.

Mesh is a Breathable Material 

Mesh owes its breathability to the fact that it’s manufactured to contain evenly-spaced pores.

These allow for free circulation of air to your back and lower body, whenever you sit on your mesh office chair.

Two advantages of this are:

  • Mesh acts as an antiperspirant. In essence, it discourages sweating by allowing the free flow of air through its pores to your body.
  • Where sweating has already occurred, mesh allows for quicker drying.

It’s no secret that large people are particularly prone to more sweating than average and smaller-sized people.

With this in mind, it only makes sense to lean towards the ventilation that comes with mesh if you’re a tall or big person.

The same advantage will work in your favor if you spend long working hours in the office.

The aim is to be as comfortable as possible. And where breathability is concerned, none of the mesh’s competitors come even close to it.

Mesh is Tear-Resistant

Imagine a scenario where a sharp object was dragged over the surface of your chair.

This certainly isn’t something you would deliberately do. But it could be an accident. Or the work of a child, especially if you work from a home office.

Leather could get seriously bruised and damaged. The same applies to a fabric chair.

On the other hand, it would take much more deliberate force to damage a mesh chair.

When considering furniture for long-term use, it’s important to go for a material that strongly resists wear and tear.

Mesh is made from elastomeric materials that easily retain their shape after stretching. This is why it doesn't easily tear.

Considering that big and tall people exert more force on chairs, it makes sense that they opt for mesh’s tear and tensile strength.

Mesh is Cost-Effective

This is mainly in comparison with its leather counterpart. For a long time, leather was seen as the default option for executive chairs.

However new designs of mesh office chairs are coming up that have desirable features such as adjustable armrests, lumbar support in addition to the executive look.

These are giving leather office chairs a run for their money.

Mesh is made of cost-friendly material. That’s why it comes with a price advantage.

If you’re working with a lean budget for new office furniture or planning to revamp your office, this attribute about mesh office chairs will certainly draw you in their direction.

It’s Easy to Maintain Mesh Office Chairs

To maintain a leather office chair in its best condition there is a need to apply leather cream or conditioner, avoid using soapy detergents on it, and keep it away from heat.

This entails making sure that air conditioners and radiators are kept far away from the leather.

Also, one has to give careful thought to use the correct type of leather cream for each particular leather type. Failure to do this will badly damage leather furniture, leaving it dry, brittle, or discolored.

Mesh, on the other hand, isn’t that sensitive. A quick vacuum followed by washing with warm water and soap and drying it with a soft cloth is sufficient to take care of your mesh office chair.

Mesh chairs also quickly dry up in the case where you spill liquid on them.

This isn't so with fabric office chairs which may require thorough scrubbing and drying when this happens.

To top it all up, mesh requires much less routine cleaning because not much sweating happens on it, as compared to the other heavy-duty office chair types.

Types of Mesh Office Chairs

It’s important to note at this point that there are two main types of mesh heavy-duty office chairs.

To help you make an informed decision about which one to choose, take a look at their characteristics:

Full mesh chair Mesh-back chair
Both the back and seat are made of mesh material Only the back is manufactured from mesh
More ventilation on the seat, ideal for hot environments More comfortable to the hips because of the extra padding on the seat
Easier maintenance of the seat. More variety of seat colors available.

Note: For greater comfort, extra cushioning can be added to the full mesh chair.

Buy Your Big and Tall Office Chair Today

Convinced that mesh is the way to go for your new piece of furniture?

The following ergonomic support features are important must-haves:

Our ergonomic mesh office chair ticks all these boxes and more.

Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair
Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair

This is what our satisfied clients have to say:

“My Office Oasis chair has made such a difference. With my older chair, when I had to spend any more than an hour, my lower back began to hurt. With my Office Oasis chair, I can spend all day in it without back pain. The comfort level is incredible and can't say enough good things about the lumbar support and headrest. A great value and an excellent chair”-Monte.M

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Written by The Office Oasis