Traditional recliners and chairs
- May 09, 2016
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recliner is an arm chair or a sofa that reclines when the occupant lowers the chair's back and raises its front. It has a backrest that can be tilted back, and often a footrest that may be extended by means of a lever on the side of the chair, or may extend automatically when the back is reclined. We offer traditional recliners in all shapes and sizes that are available in multiple fabric and leather versions and that are available with power and lift capabilities If you are shopping for ergonomic recliners there are a few features that separate them from other furniture models. The most important aspect is that the backrest and footrest operate independently of one another. Each person’s body is built differently and thus there is not a “one size fits all” approach that works in traditional recliners and chairs. Some models may use a separate footrest. Other models may be engineered so that the footrest and backrest can move independently of one another. The other important feature is how much the backrest and footrest can be moved. Investigate the number of settings of where the footrest and backrest can be moved. There should be enough balance as they are moved so that body weight can still be supported. Be wary of models where there is movement, but at certain pivot points in the movement there is not enough strength to support the weight of the human body.
Traditional recliners are generally intended to be large immobile objects that never move and must be dragged or carried to be moved. Now home furniture manufacturers produce a thick padded leather or overstuffed fabric recliner with casters. Traditional recliners with casters are also designed for a medical setting such as for use in a nursing home or hospital. Medical traditional recliners often have accessory hooks and an optional removable arm and tray table. Modern recliners often feature an adjustable headrest, lumbar support and an independent footstool that adjusts with the weight and angle of the user's legs to maximize comfort.
The chairs and recliners come in all sizes, colors, and shapes. Ergonomics means that a chair has a healthy design. The chairs may come with adjustable parts. All the while, the human body comes in many different shapes and sizes.