At Codex, we are proud to offer our customers a wide range of modern office desking suitable for any workspace. Our interiors team has sourced a variety of office desks, reception desks and meeting tables from sleek executive desk styles to the most innovative sit stand desks on the market and large meeting tables. We have a large collection of workplace furniture sizes and materials including MFC, metal and wood like beach, oak, walnut, as well as colours such as black, white and silver. Our range boasts benchtop desks, which are perfect for open-plan co-working environments, desk extensions for creating more workspace, and we even provide reception desks, making sure you make a great first impression for your business visitors.
We also boast an extensive range of office seating and essential office supplies that can help you make your business setting more complete, professional, and comfortable. Whether you need to supply your office or your home, anywhere in Ireland we provide nationwide delivery to the whole of Ireland and serve major cities including Dublin, Cork and Galway.
Selecting the Best Office Desk
We understand different offices have different needs, that is why Codex has ensured we cater to all ourcustomers furniture requirements whether that’s desks with extra storage, modular desking or state-of-the-art Sit-Stand desks. Our range of office furniture can be used in a corporate setting or adapted to create a professional work set up in a home office.
Below is a short guide to office desks designed to answer all of your questions, whether you’re purchasing for your company or buying one for yourself.
1. MAKE SURE YOUR OFFICE DESK IS THE CORRECT HEIGHT
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing a desk. If your height is anywhere between 5’8” and 5’10”, the ideal height of a desk would be anything between 28 to 30 inches. A height-adjustable desk is perfectfor adapting to different user heights. These desks can go as low as 22 inches and as high as 49 inches, providing comfort to most employees.
Tip : If you, however, feel that your desk is too high, try raising your office chair and using a footrest to support your feet.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE OF OFFICE DESK
The size of your office desk is entirely determined by the size of your space and the type of work you do. Here is a quick 2-step assessment you can do before buying a home office desk-
Step 1: Measure the square footage of your space to determine how large of a desk will fit into the room. While measuring, make sure to allow for at least 2 feet of space around it.
Step 2: Measure your doorways and stairways to make sure transporting the desk isn’t going to be a hassle. If your stairwells and doors are too narrow, you may want to consider getting a desk that isn’t too big, or one that can be assembled by you.
3. WHAT IS THE CORRECT POSTURE TO SIT AT A DESK ALL DAY?
To avoid back pain and strain injuries, follow these tips for correct posture at your desk.
- Position your elbows at a 90° angle to your desk
- Sit in as close to the desk as possible
- Bring your keyboard and mouse in close, so your elbows are in line with your ribcage
- Place your feet flat on the floor or footrest
- Sit right back into the chair, with your hips and back in full contact with the backrest
4. WHAT DESK DIMENSIONS SHOULD I GO FOR IF I HAVE 2 MONITORS?
If you want a desk to hold dual monitors, first measure the size of your monitors. Assuming that each monitor is 24”, you will need a minimum of 48” of real estate on your desk. These monitors will need to have some space between them, along with some extra space for other items on your desk. Hence, opt for desks with main real estate of over 50-55 inches. Bear in mind, that ultra-wide monitors will need more real estate in comparison with 24” monitors.
You can also consider using monitor arms, to make it a convenient experience for you. Our Leap Dual Monitor Arms can hold up to 8kg per arm, accommodate screen sizes of 27” and come with a 5-year manufacturer-protected warranty!
5. SHOULD MY DESK FACE THE WALL?
The answer to this depends on your personal preference. If you have a small office space to work with, setting up your desk to face the wall can save room tremendously. Having a desk face the wall can limit distraction and help you focus. It also enables you to keep your workspace clean and tidy as the wires will be tucked away behind the table. However, it can give you the feeling of being closed off from the rest of the room, so keep that in mind.
If you’re a professional with a big enough home office, you have the option of figuring out what works best for you. If you do decide to set your desk facing the wall, you can use the space on the wall to put up some bookshelves that may be useful to you.
6. WHAT TYPES OF DESKS ARE IN THE MARKET?
Here are the common types of desks that are available in the market. Compare and contrast these desks and what they offer to determine which one is the best one for you –
- Executive Desks – Used in large office spaces and are equipped with file and box drawers to store paperwork and supplies
- Computer Desks – Scaled-down versions of executive desks, have wire management capabilities and are ideal for home offices
- Cresecent Desks – Allows you to utilise corner space that might have gone unused, perfect if you need extra desktop space or want a space-saving option
- Sit-stand Desks – Allows the user to alternate between sitting and standing, great for a healthy posture and productivity
- Bench Desks – Ideal for maximizing your workspace while also sitting multiple users to create a collaborative working environment.
7. WHAT TYPE OF MATERIAL SHOULD MY NEW DESK BE MADE OF?
Below are some popular options of materials that desks come in:
- Laminate – Ideal for high traffic offices or high touch workspaces as they do not scratch or dent easily. Easy to maintain, clean and is very affordable
- Wood Veneer – Great in-between option for a real wood look minus the high cost. Durable and provides a rich look to your space.
- Solid Wood – These desks are made of solid wood of the highest quality. However, can be heavy and quite expensive.
- Metal – Most metal desks come with a wood or glass top with only a metal framework. Highly stable and great for industrial aesthetics.
- Glass – The work surface of a glass desk is usually made of tempered glass to prevent shattering. The framework can be metal or wood. Glass desks are easy to clean, but show fingerprints and dirt quickly.
8. STANDING DESK VS SITTING DESK?
Everything is great in moderation, and the same goes for sitting. If you don’t get out of your seat much during your regular workday, you’re doing more harm to your body than good. Between sleep, relaxing, commuting and working, we spend an average of 9 hours sitting down. Research links sitting for extended periods to clusters of health risks like blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, and cardiovascular disease.
Therefore, a sit-stand desk is a perfect option if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. It reduces aches and pains, gives you a chance to increase your metabolism and has a ton of health benefits!
9. WHICH IS THE BEST SIT-STAND DESK OUT THERE?
If you want to invest in a standing desk, we suggest you opt for an adjustable standing desk as opposed to a non-adjustable one. This will ensure you have full control of the desk height.
The Leap 1200 x 800mm Sit-stand Desk has a maximum height of 1245 mm (49 inches). It comes with a handset that includes options to set a minimum and maximum height, a memory button with 3 programmable memory positions, settings to lock the handset and options to set the sensitivity and retracted height. It also features a six-access anti-collision software that will prevent any accident when you or an item comes into contact with your desk!
What’s more, its LED display shows actual desk height and turns off after 10 seconds for low consumption