What to look for when buying a recliner

September 20, 2013

A good quality recliner can be one of the best purchases for your home, especially if the fit and price are right!  Choosing a recliner that blends in seamlessly with your other furniture is pretty important, but above all, focus on comfort as that is what this style chair is ultimately built for.  One of the first questions you need to consider when shopping is who is the recliner actually for?  Yourself or another member of the family as recliners should be ideally suited to the user’s height, frame and weight.  It really is a case of size matters with a new recliner purchase.  Here are the Top 5 Tips on what to look for when buying a recliner thanks to the staff at Thriftway Furniture Megastore:

  1. It may seem obvious, but seek out a recliner with an easy mechanism action
  2. Check the lumber support for the lower back and that the head is supported, when the recliner is fully reclined back
  3. Ensure the choice of fabric wears well as recliners generally get loads of use
  4. Solid seat foundation i.e. sprung seat or quality webbing
  5. Electric recliners are available at both Thriftway stores and are recommended for the elderly and people with mobility issues.

One of the most in demand recliners has to be our “Ruby Recline and Lift Chair”, which features a remote controlled action that has been designed to control both the ‘lift forward’ and ‘recline back’ positions making it oh so easy to rise from.