If you are the type of person who loves comfort, your home would reflect this, with perhaps a recliner in your favourite room, which would either be the lounge of your study. If you have yet to experience a recliner, you won’t really understand what the fuss is all about, but once you do sit on a top-rated recliner chair, your life will never be the same again.
Measure the room
This is the first thing to do, which will ensure there is adequate space for a recliner, which does take up a lot of floor space, and you could draw a to-scale diagram of the room, and take this with you when you are looking at recliners. For the best range, check out Roth Newton recliners, where you will find the best brand names and a second to none service with a smile, and they several stores in VIC, so you won’t have too far to go to view a great range of luxury recliners.
Know your body shape
As we are all unique, you need to test out any recliner, and they generally come in the following sizes:
Petite recliners – For a height of 5’4”.
Small recliners – For height between 5’5”- 5’9”.
Tall recliners – For height between 5’10” – 6’2”.
Extra tall recliners – For 6’3” and up.
This is a rough guide, and when you have found the right size, you can think about testing the chair for comfort.
Aspects of a recliner to consider
When testing out a recliner, pay attention to the following:
Make sure that your feet reach the footpads and your heels are supported.
Check for lumbar support – Sit in the chair for a few minutes, adjusting your seating angle each time, paying attention to essential back support.
Check for correct height – When fully seated, your head should sit nicely on the padding provided, and if the back section is too short, your head with be pushed forward when you recline.
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Checking for quality & durability
Ideally, you should ask the salesperson to turn the recliner upside down (this can be done without causing damage), as this will let you see the mechanism, which is a critical part of the make-up of the chair. Well-made recliners have a four-sided frame inside, so do check for this. If possible, choose a recliner with a hardwood base, rather than plastic, as the timber version will stand the test of time, and look to see if there is mesh between the springs and the cushions, as this is a sign of top workmanship. The mesh protects the fabric from the metal springs and some cheaper brands do not have this, and that would lead to torn fabric at some point in the future. Click here for information about consumer protection in Australia, which might be useful when you are unhappy with a product.
Of course, there is a wide range of leather colours and designs to choose from, and all recliners should come with a comprehensive warranty (many offer a lifetime warranty on the mechanism), which is a reflection of the quality.