Features to consider when choosing dining chairs
Of course, dining chairs come with various features, as well. If you know what these features are, you can plan ahead and only shortlist items that fit the criteria. After that, you will find it even easier to pick out a model or set of chairs from the ones that remain.
While dining chairs do have the same basic design, you are bound to find some differences in style. Some have circular backrests or seats, while others have rectangular ones. These may not make much difference in functionality, but they do provide different levels of appeal to different people.
Material composition varies from chair to chair. As such, you find dining chairs like the Ashley Furniture Signature Design – Mestler Dining Room Side Chair that are made entirely out of wood. On the other hand, chairs like the Ashley Furniture Signature Design – Glambrey Chair Set have metal components. In the latter, there is still some cushioning as well as polyester that serves to give a bit of comfort to the persons using the chair.
Dining chairs come in specific standard sizes that range from 18” to around 21”.
These heights allow for the user to reach the dining table, their food, and also to eat comfortably. There is as well a difference in dimensions where individual chairs have their seats wider than others. However, for most options, the difference is not big enough to give them an edge over competitors.
As mentioned above, not all seats come with cushioning with examples such as the WE Furniture Antique Brown Dining Chairs and the Ashley Furniture Signature Design – Mestler Dining Room Side Chair. However, some people prefer it this way. If you are such a person, you may consider buying cushions that you can place on these seats as you eat. There is also the other end of the spectrum where seats and backrests have cushioning. Here you find many variations in design from chair to chair, including differences in size as well as material makeup. These factors will as well affect the experience of using each chair either positively or negatively.
Various color options available for dining chairs make them more accessible to the population. This is because people often have to consider the color scheme of their houses and, more specifically, their dining rooms before making such a purchase. If you can’t find your favorite chair in a color that suits the other fittings in the room, you may have to give it up since it would end up looking out of place. You don’t suffer this problem if there are various color options to choose from.
The usual scenario is that dining chairs come in pairs or sets of four. The four-piece set is seen in the Ashley Furniture Signature Design – Glambrey Chair Set, while most of the others on the list are in twos. There is one other exception in the HomePop Parsons Classic Upholstered Accent Dining Chair that comes as a single piece. It falls on you to check the size of your dining table and determine which options to pick. For bigger tables, the four-piece set is ideal.
A general weight limit of 200 to 250 lbs should be enough to hold most adults as well as anything they might be carrying. Higher weight limits mean you can put more weight on the chairs without them breaking, and this often means more durability.
If you get an upholstered dining chair with leg protection, then all the better. They protect from damage and make sure your chairs last longer. You may as well buy leg protectors from various third parties, but your dining chairs would have to support them. For this reason, you should check the design of the legs before purchasing the chairs. However, this may be unnecessary in some situations where the legs on the chairs are already well made.
Extra features mean more incentive to buy certain dining chair sets. Nonetheless, you may find that additional features are also associated with extra costs, and that may deter you from picking out various chair models for purchase.