I have been in the furniture business for almost 10 years, and during this time, many of my customers have asked me similar questions: “What is the maximum weight capacity of this chair?” ‘Will a 200-pound person sitting in this chair crush the chair? “. I think you must be very concerned about the weight capacity problem of the chair, which is related to the feeling of our use. So, I decided to write this article to solve all the questions about the weight capacity of the chair. If you also have such confusion, please continue to read this article, this will be your future selection of chairs’ “magic weapon”.
What Is The Weight Capacity Of The Chair?
|Distinguish By Structure|
|Visitor Chair Common Structure||352lbs （160kg）|
|Straight Legs Chair Common Structure||440lbs（200kg）|
|Revolving Chair Common Structure||330lbs（150kg）|
|Polypropylene Stacking Chair Common Structure||220lbs（100kg）|
|Distinguish By Product Type|
You may be wondering how I came up with the above data. As I said, I am a furniture manufacturer, we do testing and inspection when producing various chairs, which is the most important source of this data. Of course, in daily life, many other factors affect the weight capacity of the chair, for example, the aging of the chair, human factors, the harsh use of the environment, etc. But those are not in the scope of our discussion today. I will tell you from the perspective of a furniture factory, that the most important factor affecting the weight of the chair is its structure. It can be said that the weight capacity of the chair depends on its structure. So, let’s talk in detail about it.
1. From The Structure Of The Chair To See The Weight Capacity
Why is the structure of the chair the main influencing factor? Because the production process of the chair is complex, the chair legs as the bottom support, its shape, raw materials, technology, etc. are specifically determined by the manufacturer according to the use of the chair, which plays a key role in the weight capacity of the chair.
The structure of the chair can be divided into the following categories:
1.1 Visitor Chair Common Structure
We often refer to this structure of chairs as “Gongxing Chair”, but it seems that there is no corresponding classification with it in English, so I found that most of the structure of the visitor chair fits this definition.
When we sit on the visitor chair, our gravity is supported by the cushion and the steel frame below. Therefore, to determine the weight capacity of a visitor chair, we have to look at its main support parts: whether the steel frame is strong. Usually, the steel frame on the market is aluminum and iron chrome material, steel wall thickness is generally 1.5mm and 1.8mm these two specifications.
Under these conditions, the visitor chair’s weight capacity of 160 kg, about 352 pounds.
1.2 Straight Legs Chair Common Structure
In everyday life, people commonly choose straight legs chairs. Because the straight legs chair is very stable, it can maintain balance no matter what the ground. The chair surface is generally rectangular or round, a straight legs chair ensures that the force on the chair surface is always stable in the rectangle formed by the four legs. This is the weight capacity principle of the straight legs chair.
Generally speaking, the straight legs chair’s weight capacity of 200 kg, about 440 pounds.
1.3 Revolving Chair Common Structure
Revolving chairs have two weight capacity factors:
one is the air pressure bar of its lifting device, and the other is its wheels. Different processes of the revolving chair weight capacity gap are very large. After repeated experiments in the factory, we finally came up with a weight capacity of 150 kg, about 330 pounds.
1.4 Polypropylene Stacking Chair
This chair is more colorful, lightweight, and stylish, but many people complain that it is very easy to make people fall.
Because the raw material of the polypropylene stacking chair is mostly plastic and PP-based, it has a weight capacity of 100 kg, about 220 pounds.
2. From The Perspective Of Chair Usage Scenarios Weight Capacity
To facilitate the selection of chairs, I give you a classification according to the use of scenes. But this is only an interval because there are a variety of chairs for various scenes.
2.1 Office Chair
The weight capacity of office chairs is often greater than the perceived data. Office chairs are mostly swivel chairs, this is because their flexibility is the largest of all the chairs, and very suitable for the office population. The only drawback may be that the shape is too single.
Office chair weight capacity: 70-150 kg, about 154-330 pounds.
2.2 Accent Chair
Accent chairs a chair for people to relax and unwind, it is the most varied and at the same time the most solid. The structure of the accent chair is mostly the straight legs chair described above.
Accent chair weight capacity: 125-200 kg, about 275-440 pounds.
2.3 Dining Chair
Dining chairs are made of plastic, solid wood, metal, leather, fabric, etc. It has many styles. Most people choose dining chairs according to the decoration style of the room to choose the right dining chairs, which is a good way. It can be said that the dining chairs are the most widely used scenes, people can also put the dining chairs in the living room for daily use.
Dining chair weight capacity: 70-160 kg, about 154-352 pounds.
2.4 Outdoor Chair
Most outdoor chairs are made of rattan and mainly made of wood. People prefer outdoor recliners because it has wide seat, armrests, and comfortable cushions, which are perfect for people to use to relax.
Outdoor chair weight capacity: 100-150 kg, about 220-330 pounds.
In a word, the structure of the chair is the most important factor in the weight-bearing of the chair. For most people, every chair produced by a professional factory has gone through a qualified quality inspection and can meet the needs of people. Of course, for some tall and large body type friends, picking a suitable for their weight-bearing chair is important. I hope this article of mine can help you.
1. What is the weight capacity of the gaming chair?
A: The maximum weight capacity of the gaming chair is 135kg, about 297 pounds.
2. What is the weight capacity of the beach chair?
A: The maximum weight capacity of the beach chair is 130kg, about 286 pounds.
3. What is the weight capacity of the bar stool?
A: The maximum weight capacity of the bar stool is 180kg, about 396 pounds.