Selecting a Chair

How to Select a Seating Inc. Chair…

1. Determine a Category

Consider the size of the people who will be seated and the work environment.
Seating Inc. chairs are organized into three categories.

300 Every Day

for single users up to 8 hours per day, 300 lb. weight capacity

400 Intensive Use

for multiple users, intensive and/or heavy-duty applications, 400 lb. weight capacity

550 Generous Fit

for single of multi-shift use, 550 lb. weight capacity (not suitable for smaller users)

2. Choose a Series

Each chair series has a distinctive “look” with comfort and construction features common to all styles and models.
Choose from the following:

Advent, Contour II, EDU2, Fit, Grid, Grid Square, Health, Indy, Jay, Jay SC Nest-it, K, Monterey II, Pearl II, Saddle, or Tradition

3. Pick a Style and Model

From Advent to Tradition, our chair series have coordinating executive, task, stool, sled, and multipurpose stackable styles. Consider the type of work that the user is performing and his or her level of authority. Choose high, medium or small back models.

4. Select a Mechanism

Mechanisms determine what a chair can “do” – from simple swivel to advanced synchro tilt. Increased functionality adds ergonomic benefits and increases the price of the chair. Consider the number of people who will use the chair, the amount of time they will be sitting, and the type of work being performed. Purchase the mechanism with functions that work for your application…and make sure that each user knows how to take advantage of the benefits that you supply.

5. Add Arms

All Seating Inc. chairs – except those with arms that are premanently attached to the frame – are priced without arms.
Arm choices range from basic fixed height arms with urethane pads to fully upholstered executive style arms.
Specialty arm options include width adjustment brackets and pads for extra comfort or durability.

For more information please see Arms.

6. Consider Comfort, Style, & Specialty Options

Seating Inc. offers solutions for special needs. A ballistic nylon outer back protects chairs in cramped spaces.
Upgraded foam increases comfort for users who are seated for long periods of time. A wide seat accommodates holsters or utility belts. CAL 133 meets fire safety regulations. Multiple options and upgrades are available to satisfy individual requirements.

For more information, please see Features & Upgrades

7. Pick a Textile Grade, Pattern, & Color

Seating Inc. offers a broad array of textiles to fit every application, decor, and budget. Select fabric, vinyl, or leather/vinyl combinations from our carded program or choose a graded-in product from one of our textile partners: Mayer Fabrics, CF Stinson, or Momentum Textiles. Commercial COM textiles that may be supplied are priced as Grade 1.

To check out our fabric selection, visit Fabrics.

Additional Help

If you need further advice or assistance, please call (800) 468-2475. Our friendly, knowledgeable Customer Service staff will be happy to help.

How to Order

Our chairs are sold through office furniture dealers and on various state and government contracts. Please contact one of our State Representatives, (we have them listed on our How to Order page), or call us for more information about our chairs and how to find a dealer in your area.

(800) 468-2475

(585) 468-2875

(585) 468-2804

Mailing address
PO Box 898
Nunda, NY 14517

Product Codes

Example of a Product Code
Category: 300 Everyday for data entry clerk, single shift
Series: Style & Model: Contour Task Medium Back
Mechanism: Q25 Advanced knee tilt with quick set back
Arms: Adjustable height, T-style arm with width adjustment brackets
Textile: Icon Black
Options & Upgrades: TLC Foam seat and soft twin wheel casters for use on hard floors
Product Code: CO211 Q25 TC WAB TLCS STW Gr. 1 Icon Black

IMPORTANT: Before submitting your order, refer to our shipping information to determine if (or how much) freight charges will be added to your order.

Place your order by fax, US mail, or email. Be sure to include your company name, address, phone number, fax number, PO number, and any special instructions. Include a contact name and extension in case there are any questions regarding your order. Make sure to include a shipping address if it is different than the bill to address.