Life offers few pleasures more enjoyable than coming home after a long day and sitting down in a recliner. The soft cushions, and the many awesome features, give a relaxing experience that is second to none. If you’re here on our site, you may be looking to buy your first recliner, or you may be interested in adding a new one to your home or office. During the shopping process, you may see a variety of features listed on various product pages. If you’re confused by the meaning of any of them, keep reading as we define some of the most common recliner features and what they mean.
Rocker recliners are the most traditional recliners. Using arched tracks, rocker recliners rock back and forth -- in addition to the awesome reclining features. They are wonderful for nursing mothers with young children, as well as adults who may struggle to fall asleep in a stationary position.
A very common product, and a staple in the recliner family, the swivel glider recliner is a very popular type of recliner. Unlike the arched tracks of a rocker, the glider moves back and forth on a linear path. This gentle motion is great for nursing mothers, and also makes for a great living room piece. Many gliders, like the Cosmo Swivel Glider Recliner, come with the swivel function which allows them to turn from side to side.
If you are working with limited space, and aren’t sure if you have enough space for a rocker or a glider, then perhaps you should consider a wall-hugger recliner. A wall-hugger is positioned more upright than a regular recliner, and therefore requires less room. The upright position is also ideal for people with knee or back pain, as they have an easier time getting in and out of the chair.
Power recliners are virtually the same as a traditional recliner, except that instead of having a lever or a button to release the footrest and recline function, the power recliner has a power switch or button that allows the user to control how far back the chair reclines. This function is very useful for users with varying degrees of mobility. The Eureka Leather Power Recliner combines the chaise and footrest to create a continuous cushioned piece that can even be used as a bed!No matter what kind of recliner you want, Lift and Massage Chairs has the recliner to fit your needs. Browse our immense selection of massage chairs, lift chairs, and recliners, and be sure to utilize our live-chat function should you have any questions during your search!