Elsie Lynn. Recliner. January 09th , 2018.
A recliner, as the word denotes, is a type of chair that leans back or reclines into a comfortable lounging position with the feet elevated and the head lying down. It was first introduced to the market by a company called La-Z-Boy in 1928. The recliners design is based on the natural contour of the body when seated and leaned back. The ottoman was added to the recliner as footstool during the 1950s and became its symbol. The first recliner became very famous that other furniture makers jumbled to ride on its popularity and offered their own versions of this innovative furniture. Recliners are really comfortable and relaxing chairs. They are mostly made from upholstery, leather, vinyl or naugahyde, an artificial leather.
This class of recliner comes in a variety of styles and features. The motorized versions usually come with a remote control panel. This enables you to activate and deactivate different features on the recliner. Many relaxation recliners come with air massage systems. Air compression massages used to inflate and deflate air bags. These airbags push and pull on the larger muscles of the body for relief of stiffness. Relaxation recliners are built to help you unwind. A variety of therapeutic features including full body heat, vibration massage and even a built in MP3 music player provide a complete relaxation environment.
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.
A recliner loveseat is designed especially for a couple. It is similar to a mini couch that has a reclining capability. It offers ample support for two people to recline together. Massage recliners are chairs padded with filling materials designed for therapeutic purposes, comfort and relaxation. It has vibrations installed in the chair that massages the body while seated. There are now patio recliners and garden recliners also for outdoor use. These are built with synthetic fiber as padding and are very durable and last long under normal use. Recliner wheelchairs are offered with unlimited back repositioning feature. It is comfortable and helpful in improving blood circulation. It also aids in sleeping. These recliners are made with standard folding frames, seats up to 24 inches in width and extended support for the head. The reclining mechanism is manually operated through levers that look like a bicycle brake lever.
When you test out a used lazy boy recliner you may find the reclining mechanism too stiff or too loose. This is something that might be very easily adjusted even though it might have an impact on the price that the seller is asking. If you can, you may want to try adjusting the tension to see if this is a simple fix or something more seriously wrong with the reclining mechanism. Several companies sell slipcovers for Lazy Boy recliners and small problems with the upholstery may be easily fixed by purchasing a new slipcover. If the recliner you are considering purchasing already has a slipcover, be sure to remove it to see if the original upholstery is in good condition. Check with your local re-upholsterers to see if they can reupholster your recliner at a reasonable price. A used lazy boy recliner with a good frame and reclining mechanism may still be a bargain if you can get it reupholstered.
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