For most people, the idea of using a chair covers is an unnecessary expense.
But for those with a more pressing need for comfort, the choice of chair covers can be a major source of stress.
And it can be an enormous source of frustration if you’re not able to get one to work.
A new report from the Office Depot reveals that nearly half of office chairs are covered in a soft or firm material.
And even when a chair cover is on, they still often fall apart.
“When the cover comes off, the chair becomes vulnerable to damage,” said Brian Tarr, a spokesperson for Office Depot.
“If it breaks, it’s not going to work and it’s going to be a big problem.
We want our customers to have confidence that they’re going to get the work done.”
The survey also found that office chairs with a soft cover often have the highest failure rates, meaning they can easily become scratched or break.
Even after the cover is removed, the problem is often left behind.
“We don’t like to call it a problem,” Tarr said.
“We’re more concerned about it being a failure.
We think it’s more important that it doesn’t get in the way of the work you’re doing.”
Office Depot surveyed more than 7,500 people to find out how their office chairs compare to other chairs, ranging from chairs with rubber covers to cushions that are made of paper.
The survey found that, overall, people want more of an office chair that is made of high quality materials.
The highest failure rate was in the soft-coated, hard-coaced category.
The soft-cover category was also most popular with those in the 30 to 54 age group.
The hard-cover group was in second place for those in their 60s and older.
But for those who want to keep the quality of their office chair a secret, the survey found they are far more likely to say that they wouldn’t recommend their office to anyone.
“I don’t really recommend to anyone because I don’t think that it would be good,” one woman said.
Another woman said, “I wouldn’t be interested in buying that chair if I thought it was going to break.”