How do I Choose the Best Recliner Lift Chairs?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari
Man holding computer
Man holding computer

The function of recliner lift chairs is the most important criteria for choosing the model that's right for you. Some recliner lift chairs recline to the same position as normal chairs, while others can recline well beyond that to an almost flat recline. Some recliner lift chairs even allow you to recline so far that your feet will be situated above the level of your head. Decide what your needs will be, and ensure that the chair has easy to use controls that will allow you to recline and pitch forward easily. The controls should be simple, feature large buttons, and easy to read text.

The purpose of recliner lift chairs is to not only help you recline easily and comfortably, but also to get out of the chair easily. The chair is designed to pitch forward until your feet are on the ground, making it a great choice for people who have difficulty bending, walking, or otherwise moving easily. To choose the best model, choose one that will pitch forward and backward at a moderate pace; too fast of a pace may send you forward or backward too quickly, resulting in injury. The controls should be easy to operate, and easy to stop movement quickly should you end up in the wrong position and need to correct yourself.

The motion of recliner lift chairs will vary by model as well. Some chairs simply tilt backward into a position great for watching television, while others tilt in such a way that the seat drops as well while the seat back reclines. The foot rest comes up simultaneously at different angles too in order to allow for different reclining positions. Choose the chair that features the most comfortable position for you. Some chairs recline much farther than a typical recliner, allowing you to lay almost flat, or even inverted. These can be a good choice for people who routinely sleep in their chairs, or for people who want to stretch out for back comfort periodically after long periods of sitting.

The upholstery of recliner lift chairs should be durable, attractive, and stain resistant. The color of the chair should fit the aesthetic of the room in which it will be placed, and the materials should be durable enough to stand up to daily use. The upholstery should also be treated with chemicals that promote water and stain resistance, so if food or drink is spilled on the chair, it can be cleaned easily.

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