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Office Chairs In Antimicrobial Material

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It is a fact of life that germs and bacteria are everywhere. Some bacteria is good for us in that they help keep things in balance however others are harmful and pose a threat to our health. As many offices are moving towards collaborative workspaces, cross-contamination becomes a risk as bacteria moves from one surface to another. This explains why, when one colleague gets sick, the chances of other employees becoming ill, is high. Illness related absenteeism can result in a loss in productivity and can be costly to any business.

The chances of cross-contamination post lockdown are high as many return to their work environments after been compelled to work from home due to the Coronavirus. Many governments across the world mandated that people work from home to curb the spread of the virus. As the number of positive cases decreased, so did the restrictions and this saw millions of people returning to the office.

Employees now face the threat of spreading germs from the office at home and the chairs that employees sit on daily can be hazardous to their health. The material on office chairs and their ease in cleaning can reduce bacteria’s spread in the office and it is a known fact that offices are prime sites for spreading viruses and bacteria.

According to research from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, people spend their daily lives in the confines of the office where shared spaces and high interaction with shared surfaces increase the number of microbes on surfaces. While regularly sanitizing tables and other work surfaces may be useful, you might also need to consider office chairs with antimicrobial material as traditional cushioned office chairs can be challenging to clean and keep sanitized.

Since returning to work, offices have been compliant, sanitizing hands, surfaces, checking temperature regularly, and social distancing. The chairs that employees spend hours on have been forgotten and some are difficult to keep sanitized due to the material.

Office Chairs with antimicrobial material are easy to sanitize, clean, and disinfect and so keeping everyone protected.

These chairs have traditionally been a must for the healthcare environment and reception areas as they have high traffic. The chairs have now made their way in the modern 21st-century offices, in colours and materials suitable for any office interior. Whether you are a creative, technical or corporate work environment, they are fitting and they certainly are not the antimicrobial chairs you would find in your doctor’s office.


What is the best material for office chairs?

Fabric office chairs are standard in many offices, but they have a downside, they are tough to clean and may stain easily. Employees with sensitive skin may find fabric chair materials irritating. The need to sanitize surfaces in the office has increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic and materials that are easier to clean and disinfect. antimicrobial materials are now what every office requires. Office chairs in antimicrobial fabric – plastic, leather, mesh, and vinyl are the best materials for office chairs, more especially in the post lockdown work environment.


How do you disinfect an office chair?

Fabric chairs (upholstered) can be challenging to disinfect. They require water-based cleaning agents , then you wipe them with a cloth and allow them to dry. This means you will not be able to disinfect them regularly. Genuine leather, faux leather, mesh, and vinyl chairs are easier to disinfect. You can easily use the disinfectant or even the sanitizer you have in the office to ensure that they are bacteria-free.

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