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Our Guide to Recliner Chairs

Our Guide to Recliner Chairs
May 09, 2019

Recliner chairs can be a great source of pain relief for many. They’ve been specifically designed to provide your body with supreme support and comfort and providing they are properly cared for, they can last for years.

In this guide, we will take you through all the essential facts you need to know about buying a recliner chair. We’ll provide you with guidance about what you should be looking for, and what’s available.

What is a recliner chair?

Recliner chairs put you in control of your comfort. They allow you to put your feet up and your body to relax. They’re ideal if you suffer from aches and pains such as swelling in the feet, poor posture and weak knees. Recliner chairs don’t just benefit those with mobility issues, they can be a great addition for your home, providing you with the ultimate comfort.

There are multiple styles of recliner chairs from the following:

  • Electric Recliners

  • Recliner Chairs

  • Riser Recliner Chairs

  • Swivel Recliner Chairs

Just like when you buy a sofa, recliner chairs come in different styles. It’s important to pick a style that will suit the décor of your home. There is a range of materials available such as:

  • Faux Leather

  • Leather

  • Fabric

Why a recliner chair?

Research has shown that recliner chairs are ideal for the elderly, and anyone with mobility issues or a disability. They’ve been specifically designed to provide you with extra support to help get you in and out of your chair with ease. They also provide you with maximum support and comfort whilst you’re seated.

The simple pull of a lever or the press of a button will recline the chair to a comfortable position for you. When reclined, they can provide you with neck and back support, relieving any niggling aches and pains, and providing temporary relief. When they rise, they often offer respite from hip and knee problems.

Which type of recliner is right for you?

There are multiple styles of recliner chairs available for you to choose from. These include the following:

Recliner Chairs: Recliner chairs put you in full control of your comfort. Put your feet up and totally relax, or recline your chair back and enjoy the freedom your chair offers you. Recliners also come as either single or dual motor, and also as manual if you prefer to take control into your hands.

Riser Recliner Chairs: Riser recliner chairs have been specifically designed to ease the pressure often put on your neck, back and joints. Riser recliners not only recline back to allow you to relax, they also rise to help you when it comes to standing back up again, easing the pressure on your joints.

Swivel Recliner Chairs: Swivel recliner chairs allow you to find the perfect relaxation position. They come as either electric or manual, allowing you to find the best position for you. They are a great addition to your living room or relaxation area.

Introducing the Fenetic Heritage Range

The Heritage Range sees us put our years of experience into action by providing you with the mobility solutions you’ve been asking for from your recliner chair. Each chair is handcrafted from locally sourced materials, as well as being covered by our 5-year warranty plan. They are delivered straight to your front door and assembled for you without you having to even lift a finger.

Thanks to our longstanding relationship with UK workshops we are able to offer you our Heritage Range at fair prices. We don’t believe in overcharging our customers for a product that will greatly improve your way of living.

You can choose from three of our British-made recliner chairs:

Bracken: Bracken is a classic handmade riser recliner chair, powered by dual motors to provide you with ultra comfort and support. It has easy to use controls, allowing you to move the backrest and footrest seamlessly.

Bracken Riser Recliner Chair

Braithwaite: The Braithwaite offers tilt-in-space technology to aid in better circulation. The tilt helps to reduce pressure and improve support for your neck and back. The dual motored system moves the foot and backrest independently.


Cullingworth: The Cullingworth is the first British-made recliner chair with a powered headrest and lumbar support. Also powered by dual motors, the Cullingworth features a USB port so you can charge your devices whilst you relax.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best riser recliner chair?

Choosing the best recliner chair comes down to your needs. If you suffer from problems with your knees, joints, and posture then a riser recliner chair will benefit you. They relieve pressure on these areas providing you with respite from the pain.

If you struggle to stand from your chair, then riser recliners are a great option. They provide you with support when standing up, relieving you of the pain that can sometimes be involved.

How do you adjust a recliner chair?

Depending on the type of recliner chair determines how it is adjusted. With single motored recliners, the back and footrest are both adjusted with the same button, one moving them forward and the other back.

With dual motored recliners, the back and footrest are adjusted with separate motors. So, if needed, you can just adjust the backrest or the footrest.

Manual recliners are adjusted with a lever by yourself. Once you pull the lever, you simply need to lean forwards or lean back if you want to recline.

How do you make a recliner chair higher?

The purpose of a recliner chair is to provide you with the ultimate comfort. However, depending on your height and personal preference, the chair may sometimes feel a little low. If that’s the case, you can purchase specific recliner chair risers that lift your chair a little higher off the ground.

How do you measure for a riser recliner chair?

You need to ensure the space you have is big enough to fit your recliner chair before making your purchase. The recliner chairs all come with measurements, so find yourself space, measure it out and then you can buy the right chair for the room you have available.

What colour riser recliner chairs are available?

Getting the colour scheme right is important, ensuring that it matches with the aesthetics of your living room.

There are a wide range of colours available with darker shades such as brown, black, charcoal and wine, to lighter shades such as cream, gold, biscuit and fresh.

Where can I buy a recliner chair?

At Fenetic Wellbeing, we stock a wide range of recliner chairs depending on your needs. If you have any questions or queries about our range of recliners, feel free to call our friendly team in the UK on 0800 567 7618 or message us on our live chat. We will happily answer any questions you have.

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