Why Do Office Chairs Have Five Wheels?
By Rachel Howe on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Office chairs have been known to come in four wheel and five wheel options. As you may have asked yourself already, what's the difference between the two? Why bother adding an extra leg? What difference does it make? For those of you asking those questions, let's take a second to review why an office chair might have five wheels versus four and perhaps why you would want one over the other.

Balance

The first and probably most obvious answer is for improved balance. It comes down to plain physics - you're less likely to tip over an office chair with four wheels than an office chair with five.

Strength

Another reason why office chairs have five casters is to improve the strength of the chair. With five casters or wheels, you're less likely to have the chair break, too - so that's always a plus!

So that's it. Those are the two main reasons why an office chair would typically have five wheels versus four. If you're interested in checking out our selection of chairs, you can do so by visiting here.

About the Author:
Rachel Howe
Rachel is the SEO & Social Media Specialist for OfficeFurniture.com and OfficeChairs.com. When not working you can find her hanging out with her energetic Corgi, Gambit, or her two young nephews.
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