Penny Gilliam. Recliner. January 17th , 2018.
While much of the written history of the recliner starts in the early Twentieth Century, the recliner chair dates back much further. The earliest recliner chairs actually appeared in the late Eighteenth Century, and were functionally similar to todays recliners. The goal was always to allow the user to sit upright or recline back with the legs and feet off the floor. What has been dubbed by many designers as motion furniture, the recliner has been with us in one form or another for over two hundred years. Modeled after the chaise lounge, the long history of the recliner has seen this popular piece of furniture go from simple to fully motorized. Thought to be an American invention, the recliner has its roots as far back as Napoleon.
Recliners have been popular for many years, and come in a wide variety of styles and looks. Have you ever wondered where they came from or why they are so popular? Looking back at the history of seating it becomes clear how come the recliner has had such a good history of satisfied sitters. Lounging and reclining chairs go as far back in recorder history as ancient Egypt and the Pharaohs personal seats. In the present recliners can be found in many settings such as homes, hospitals, medical clinics, and treatment centers. This is due in part to their therapeutic qualities. Reclining seating has been widely used and seen throughout the ages. Some of the earlier incarnations of the recliner have been in the lounging chairs popular in fancy parlor. These chairs allowed the sitter to sit with their feet off the floor.
The push-back recliner has to be pushed by your back to recline. The basic framework is completely covered with leather and generally matches a modern-looking room because of its sleek design. While the style is more fashionable, the leather materials make it quite expensive. There are many other types of recliners. The recliner sofa is similar to a recliner chair but bigger. It is getting more popular nowadays because it can provide relaxation and comfort to around three persons at the same time. It is useful for persons with arthritis or asthma and other medical conditions. It usually cost a few hundred dollars higher than a recliner chair. Power recliners are suited for people with mobility problems. It is used mostly by the handicapped people, the elderly or individuals with injury and back and hip problems. It easily reclines with a simple press of a button.
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.
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.
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