Paula Mueller. Recliner. January 10th , 2018.
In the late eighteen hundreds, a number of designs emerged for motion chairs. Typically made of wood, with a padded seat and back, these early recliners may have been more conversation piece than a furniture staple like a chair or sofa. Designs from France and America often featured what was referred to as document or a book holder. Two American cousins, Knabush and Shoemaker, are credited with gaining the patent on a wooden recliner. There was nothing remarkable about the design as it resembled a wooden beach recliner. The difference between this and other recliners was the patent. Issued in nineteen twenty eight, the patent led to the founding of LayZBoy. It would not be until nineteen thirty one that the cousins would patent an upholstered model with a mechanical movement. It would not be until nineteen forty seven that a competing company would add a built in foot rest. The addition of a foot rest would become a standard part of recliner design.
Remote control panels are being smartly built into todays recliners. These control panels allow you to operate the entire chair at the touch of a button. There are many other features being added into these recliners. Air massage systems are now being integrated into many recliners. These systems give a compression massage. Compression massage uses a pushing and pulling force on different muscles to restore flexibility. You may also find vibro massage programs integrated into many recliners. Vibration is great for deeper penetration through the muscle tissue. These recliners come with a variety of automatic programs to suit your needs.
Power recliners are just another name for lift chair recliners. They are designed for those needing assistance getting in and out of the seated position. Power recliners are made to look like a typical mechanical recliner but use electric motors to recline the chair back and lift a person up to a standing position. All this is done with the click of a button. Regardless of the word or term used to define this medical device, the fact is they are perfect for people with back, knee, hip and/or joint problems; someone who just had surgery; or for people that just do not have the strength to work a manual recliner. This article focuses on explaining the difference between the three available power recliner positions, so that readers are better educated in the purchasing process.
A variety of upholstery options include leather, micro suede, and other traditional fabrics. Many of these fabrics are selected for long-term use, beauty and durability. These fabrics have also been refined to where many are very plush and comfortable to the touch. Manual control levers are now being replaced with powered recline systems. A powered recline is a great way to go to find the exact position comfortable for you. These powered systems usually include the chair back and the leg rest. The recline function of these chairs has been automated with motorized controls. Recliner is may use one or two motors depending on their design. In most cases the recline function for the chair back and the leg rest can be controlled easily.
You can now find a diverse range of recliners available on the market today. Sorting through this vast array can sometimes be quite daunting. For this reason, we have put together some tips. There are many new recliners available that has automatic and electronic features. Additionally, it is important to consider price, comfort, style, fit and the level of automation. The most basic function of a recliner is to recline back. Todays recliners have motorized controls to lower the chair back and raise the leg rest. Of course, there are still those operated by a manual lever on the side. Recliners need to fit in with the room that you want to place them. Placement of your chair should achieve your goals of what you want to do while in your recliner. You also want to consider the decoration of your room and other furniture.
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