Elnora Dawson. Recliner. January 12th , 2018.
Most of us think of recliners as a comfortable chair with the capability to recline back. Most of us are familiar with the lever on the side of the chair to raise the leg rest. Recliners are also undergoing a revolution in terms of evolution. Many are now integrating various electronic and mechanical features making them much more than a passive recliner in the living room. There are a lot of exciting new developments happening in the world of recliners. Most of us are familiar with the famous hand operated lever located on the side of the recliner. You can now find recliners with powered recline features. Many new recliners also have a variety of other therapeutic options including heat, air massage and even vibration massage.
The backs on most lazy boy recliners can be removed for shipping purposes. The clips that hold the back in place may not be properly engaged on the recliner you are considering purchasing. Again this could be an easy fix if the seller is selling because they think the back is broken on their recliner. Naturally you should beware of any recliner that shows signs of abuse or abnormal use, excessive soiling or improper cleaning or maintenance. If the recliner has been well cared for and you continue to maintain it then you may find a bargain out there that still has several years of use left.
If three position power recliners lack flexibility, one can step up to the more versatile and expensive infinite position recliner. Gaining more bells and whistles, the primary difference is the number of motors. Two and three position lift chairs have one motor to do everything limiting flexibility and precise position selecting. An infinite position recliner has two motors, one to raise the foot section and another to recline and lift the recliner. An example why one would want an infinite position recliner over others types of lift chairs would be someone needing to operate the feet section independently of the back. This allows one to raise the feet leaving the chair seated in the upright position more suitable for eating and reading.
The cushion can be made from fiber or foam. Fiber cushion is filled with synthetic loose fibers. It is very durable but you wont be able to maintain the cushions shape. As a result, one area may have little padding while another area will have a lot of padding. Foam cushion is able to mold the persons body contour effectively. High quality foam cushion is made from memory foam. Gel cushion is able to distribute the persons weight evenly. Because it is made from gel, the manufacturer adds a cushion to reduce the pressure. Gel cushion is heavy and bulky so it is hard to move around. Air cushion is lightweight and able to relieve the pressures from the body. Air cushion may require more maintenance.
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.
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