Things to Watch Out For When Buying a Reclining Chair

When buying a piece of furniture, the quality is something that should not be taken lightly especially if you are purchasing a reclining chair. This is because reclining chairs are significant investments and repairs and replacements can be costly. When in the store, you should check out the chair’s details and mechanism to make sure that you are getting the most out of your purchase.

Some recliner chairs have levers that are used to recline the back and the footrests. If you are looking for a more trendy option or if you have a small space in your house, you can choose the newer models that can be reclined by leaning back or with electrical push buttons. Electric recliners are ideal for anyone with physical restrictions.  Such recliners are more convenient but they are also much more expensive to buy.  While in the store, take time to test the recliner and sit on it for at reclining-chairleast five minutes. You want to make sure that you are comfortable – that the cushions are not too hard or not too soft. The headrest should be comfortable enough and provide the right support for your head and neck. Pay attention to the footrest as well, it should be easy to maneuver and the gap should be no more than five inches from the chair to make sure that small pets or children can’t get stuck in the space.

Leather is the most durable material and it is very easy to clean. However, a fabric recliner made of leather is hard to come by because they are in high demand. If you want a cheaper alternative, you can choose a microfiber fabric which is a durable material that is resistant to moisture and wrinkling. The chairs look just as good but cost much less to buy. Also, take time to inspect the frames because the non-moving parts are more prone to breaking down in a reclining chair. It should be made of hardwood and the screws should be heavy duty. Watch out for squeaking noises because they are typically signs of a broken mechanism or loose parts.

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