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What to Consider Before Buying a Recliner Chair?

Posted on November 22, 2018

Sherborne Milburn Royale Leather Riser Recliner chair

Recliner chairs are designed to make the task of sitting, standing and lying down extremely easy for people with mobility or age-related problems. Given the variety of options available, choosing the right recliner can become a difficult task.

However, when you know what to look for, the job can become easier. Let’s take a look at the important factors to consider when choosing a recliner chair.

Single vs Dual Motor

Single motor recliners employ a single motor for all functions. You can adjust the footrest, the recliner and the seat to lie down, recline, or get into a standing position by pressing the buttons once.

As only a single motor is used for the backrest, footrest and the seat, you cannot adjust each control independently, which can limit the level of comfort you can achieve.

Single motor recliners are less expensive and are a great option if the extent of your mobility issue is moderate.

In dual motor recliners, the backrest operation is controlled by one motor while the footrest and seat-raiser work on a second motor.

As independent controls are available, you can adjust the backrest, the footrest and the recliner to your preference. Given this level of flexibility, dual motor recliners are ideal for by the elderly and people with disabilities.

Fabric vs Leather

The type of material used is another important consideration. Recliner chairs are available in fabric and leather.

Leather rise and recliner chairs are extremely durable. They are rich in looks and only get better with age. What’s more, they are water-resistant and easy to clean.

However, leather chairs may not be suitable in areas that experience a warmer climate. Leather tends to get hot, sticky and slippery in warmer temperatures. The chair will become uncomfortable to use in such conditions. Further, leather is prone to scratches, especially if you have pets at home.

Fabric recliners are soft to the touch, which makes them extremely comfortable. They are available in a variety of materials (cotton, chenille, velvet, and more), styles and patterns (woven and non-woven).

However, fabric recliners demand a lot of maintenance. They can be stained easily and can suffer damages if not maintained properly.

Choose the material that best fits your aesthetic needs and lifestyle.

Buy Rise and Recliner Chairs at Recliners and Beds

At Recliners and Beds, we offer a wide range of high-quality rise and recliner chairs. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, we offer a delivery service right across the UK.

Whether you are looking to buy leather rise and recliner chairs or fabric rise and recliner chairs, we’ve got you covered. Our fabric recliner chairs feature an innovative Aqua Clean technology, which makes cleaning extremely easy. Even the worst form of stains, including that of ink, sauce, wine, mud and chocolate, can be cleaned easily using just water. This technology also protects the fabric from pet assaults.

Call us at 03306 781 222 for more information.