What You Should Know About Recliners
1. Traditional Recliner
The traditional, two-position recliner is a staple in living rooms around the world. The recliner functions by reclining when a lever or button is pushed that releases the seat back into the down position and the footrest into the up position. This type of recliner is better suited for bigger rooms, as about 3 feet of space is needed behind it to allow the seatback to fully recline.
2. Power Recliner
The power recliner is similar to the traditional recliner except that instead of a lever or a button that releases the seat back and footrest, there is a power button that eletrically reclines the chair to your desired angle. This allows the chair to be far more versitle, because the user has control over the recline.
3. Rocker Recliner
Rocker recliners are an old favorite of nursing mothers and adults with young children. Rocker recliners function exactly as their name implies: They recline on arched tracks that allow them to rock back and forth. These recliners are particularly useful for those who have trouble falling asleep at night because the rocking motion is soothing and relaxing.
4. Glider Recliner
Glider Recliners are similar to rocker recliners, except that instead of moving along an arched path similar to a rocking chair, they move forward and backward on a linear path.
5. Push-Back Recliner
Push-back recliners recline without a lever or button, requiring the person sitting in the chair to lean back and exert pressure on the back of the chair. This style of recliner is the new hot style due to it's sleek look. The lack of a button or a lever allows these recliners to look like a regular armchair when not in the reclined position.
6. Swivel Recliner
Swivel recliners are designed on a circular base that allows them to swivel left and right as well as recline backwards. These recliners have a full range of motion that many people prefer to the more limited motion of other recliners.
7. Lift Recliner
Lift recliners are popular with the elderly and those who have difficulty getting out of a deeper recliner. The lift mechanism pushes the chair from a flat seated position to a more upright angled position that guides the occupant into the standing position. Lift recliners are often recommended by physicians to those who have trouble with weak knees, legs or hips.
8. Wall-Hugger Recliner
Wall-hugger recliners are a huge favorite among those looking to conserve space. Wall-hugger recliners sit up straighter and therefore can be pressed directly up against a wall, using far less space. They also often have a more limited range of motion, and a resting position that is easier to get in and out of.