Tips for Finding the Recliner that is Right for You

You have decided that you want a recliner chair! I mean, who wouldn’t? What better way to relax and unwind than by kicking up your feet and sinking back into the comfort of a recliner. Making the decision that you want a recliner is easy but finding the right recliner for you can be more complex.

Let’s face it, a quality and comfortable recliner chair can be a significant investment. You want to ensure that you are happy with the recliner you purchase, making the investment well worth it. Believe it or not, there is a lot that goes into choosing a recliner. Take a moment to consider these points before making a purchase:

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  • 1.
    Determine if you want a power or manual reclining mechanism.

The first thing you need to do is determine if you need a power or manual recliner. It all comes down to your personal preference and lifestyle. If you are an individual that likes the convenience of being able to relax using a button, then a power recliner might be perfect for your needs. The downside to power recliners is that the speed of the recline can be slow, so if you are needing to get up quickly that won’t be possible. Manual recliners work with spring levers, which can wear out over time, but raising or lowering the footstool part is pretty quick.

  • 2.
    Choose a recliner in a style that suits your needs.

Overstuffed traditional has long been the standard style for recliners but in recent years style options have received a much-needed upgrade. Now you can find more modern style options, such as the Janae from Best Furniture, or updated traditional options, such as Joanna from Craftmaster and Forte from Flexsteel. With all the style options available, we are confident that you will be able to find a one that suits your décor and comfort desire. Check out all our recliner options on our website.

  • 3.
    Pick a cushion type that will best work with your body type.

Cushion quality and durability widely range among suppliers. Flexsteel is known for its patented Blue Steel Spring that provides superior support and durability. In addition, many suppliers offer a various firmness options. Make sure you test out different options to find the firmness that is comfortable for you.

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    Consider the features.

Sometimes there are certain features you need in a recliner for your situation—like a cup holder if you want a place to set your drink while relaxing in your chair. Other options would be if you want a power headrest to control the angle, usb ports for charign electronic devices, storage compartments in the arms or sides, etc.

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    Does the recliner have a warranty?

All suppliers offer a warranty but they can vary so you want to make sure you know that information before making a purchase. Flexsteel offers one of the best warranties in the industry:

  • Lifetime on all internal structure components
  • 5 year on electrical and mechanical components
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    What type of upholstery do you prefer?

There are literally thousands of upholstery options, so it’s best to start with first determining what type of upholstery you want: fabric, leather, suede, etc. Some recliners are only available in leather so depending on what you are interested in, your options may be limited. If you are interested in fabric then we suggest going with a performance fabric; these options are highly durable and stain-resistant, making them perfect for people with kids and pets.

Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to find the best recliner chair for your needs. Stop by today and see our selection of over 25 different styles- some with power features, others without. We have so many colors and textures on display too! The hardest decision will be choosing which one is right for you. So come in today or call us at (313) 381-2515 to learn more about all of our fabulous options.

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