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How To Make The Most Of Your Recliner Chair

How To Make The Most Of Your Recliner Chair
November 21, 2018

Recliner chairs are designed to provide maximum support and comfort for the user. When you look after your recliner chair properly, they can give you years of enjoyment.

In this guide, we talk you through the basics of recliner chairs and list a few helpful tips to help you get the most out of yours.

What is a recliner chair?

Traditionally, a recliner chair is simply an armchair that can recline. The backrest can be tilted backwards to improve the seating position, and also has a footrest that automatically elevates when the back reclines. With some recliner chair models, the footrest that can be extended manually by pulling a lever located on the side of the chair.

Electric recliner chairs are also available. These are plugged into the mains electricity and powered by a motor. This allows you to control the rise and recline action with a remote control. This type of recliner chair has a wider range of movement, giving the user more positions to choose from.

Contemporary recliner chairs can also come with additional features to improve comfort and support. These can include an adjustable headrest, lumbar support, an adjustable footstool, and even heat, vibration and massage functions.

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What is the purpose of a recliner chair?

Recliner chairs are the ideal choice for elderly people and those with mobility issues or disabilities. They’re designed to aid the user to get in and out of their chair safely and more easily, without support from others. Simply by pulling a lever or pushing a button, the user can recline the backrest and raise their feet (depending on the model).

Recliner chairs can also provide lumbar and neck support. When reclined, a recliner chair can offer temporary relief from those niggling aches and pains in your body. When fully risen, the strain on your hips and knees is reduced, bringing welcome relief to those who suffer from joint problems.

How do I get the most from my recliner chair?

The best way to make the most of your recliner is to look after it well. If you take good care of your recliner, you can expect it to last around ten years, even with regular use. If used less, it could last even longer than that.

To make sure your recliner lasts as long as possible, here are a few handy hints and tips.

1. Choose a high-quality recliner

The higher quality recliner you choose, the longer it’s likely to last. For example, when you start shopping for a recliner, look out for durable materials that are easily cleaned and can put up with everyday use. It’s worth keeping in mind that leather upholstery is generally considered to be the most durable option, followed by synthetic microfibres. They’re less likely to rip or crack than other types of material.

Your budget is also a key consideration. Remember, you’re investing in your own personal comfort, so make sure you get the best model you can for your money.

2. Pick a recliner that works for you

Because everyone’s different, there’s no one-size-fits-all recliner chair. Various types of recliner chair are available to suit a wide range of needs. These include rocker recliners, wall-hugger recliners, riser recliners, and even massage recliners with a heated seat function.

With this in mind, it’s important to do your research before you buy. That way, you can have confidence knowing you’re getting the right model for you.

3. Be gentle with your recliner

Once you’ve made an investment in a recliner, be sure to treat it with care. For example, when you go to sit down, try to avoid throwing your whole body weight into the chair (regardless of your weight).

While most chairs do come with robust springs built in, repeatedly falling heavily into your seat inevitably wears out your chair, and your chair won’t last as long as it could.

Where can I buy a recliner chair?

Fenetic Wellbeing has a wide range of recliner chairs available at affordable prices. Explore our latest selection online. And if you have any questions, feel free to call our friendly UK team for support.

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