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Different Types Of Recliners You Should Know

Sitting on a comfy recliner chair, sipping your tea, and letting go of all your worries and stress, Isn't it enticing? Now imagine you recline on that chair and lay all day doing nothing, that would be heaven for me, how about you?

Recliners have been popular for decades due to the ultimate comfort and convenience it delivers. With the advancement of technology, recliners went through many changes, adding more features to increase the comfort to the fullest, making it the ultimate little nap chair.

There are many different types of recliners available in the market differing in functionality, reclining positions, etc. but before we let ourselves indulge in types of recliners we should understand what recliners are and how they are different from other chairs available in the market.

What is a Recliner exactly?

As the name implies, a recliner is an armchair that can recline. Recliners come with adjustable backrest and leveling options. They are available in manual and electric versions with additional features such as massage and heating.

While there are many options of recliners online and offline available in the market differing in materials, automation, etc. it becomes confusing which recliner is best for you. In this article, we have tried to explain all the different types of recliners in the market so that you can make an informed decision before buying the best recliner for you.

1.Push-Back Recliner

Pushback recliners are those that do not have a recline button or leveler. This may be a hassle for some people because this recliner must be reclined manually by exerting pressure on the back of the chair. These recliners are well-known for their ability to blend in with the decor of your home, as they appear to be ordinary armchairs when not reclined.

If you don't mind putting in a little effort to recline, this could be a good option for you.


2.Rocker Recliner 

A Rocker recliner is a recliner that rocks back and forth when it is not in the reclined position. They are available in a wide variety of materials, armrests, colors.

A rocker recliner may be the appropriate solution for you if you enjoy rocking while chatting with friends or reading a good book but still want to be able to stretch out and rest after a hard day.

 These recliners can be the best option for those who want the comfort of a recliner with the functionality of rocking chairs.

3.Lift Recliner

A lift recliner is similar to a regular recliner with a special feature of assisting the person sitting in a standing position. With the push of a button, it can be used in either an upright or reclined position. These recliners have a lifting system, that can be enabled to tilt the chair's base and back forward helping the user in returning to a standing position. Lift recliners are particularly perfect for anyone who has difficulty switching from seated to a standing position due to limited mobility or balance issues.

4.Wall Hugger Recliner

Wall Hugger or Wallaway recliner is a recliner that uses up less space as the chair moves forward. It needs only four to six inches of wall clearance. When turned in recliner mode, it moves away from the wall. Furthermore, wall-huggers have an easier to enter and exit resting position.

These recliners are ideal for apartments or homes with limited spaces.

5.Swivel Recliner

Swivel recliners are familiar in almost every formal setup. As the name suggests these Swivel recliners have a circular base that allows the recliner to swivel back and forth.

Swivel recliners are ideal for those who want to move freely to accommodate their conversation. Compared to other recliners they can move easily. These recliners can rotate up to 360 degrees and are ideal for living rooms or home offices.

6.Glider Recliner

A Glider recliner is similar to a rocker but has more gentle and static movement than rockers. The primary distinction between a rocker and a glider is how they move. While a glider is fixed, going back and forth on a mechanism and tending to offer an almost noiseless, smoother ride, the rocker's curved legs create a more swinging motion and often a stronger movement.

A glider recliner can serve as a nursery chair. So if you're looking for a quiet and comfy recliner that can rock as well, the glider recliner is the one for you.

7.Lay-flat recliner

People love to use lay-flat recliners as ultimate mini nap chairs, making them one of the most popular types of recliners. These recliners can recline horizontally to the ground and are broader than conventional recliners, creating an almost converted bed.

Although these recliners provide maximum comfort, they require more space than conventional recliners. To fully recline, they need at least 15 inches of wall clearance.

8.Power recliner

Power recliners are the most recent breakthrough in the recliner industry. These recliners recline at the push of a button and are relatively more convenient than manual ones. Power recliners have electric motors that enable them to adjust seating positions. These are available in single motor and dual motor options. Due to automation, these are more expensive than manual ones.

These recliners are ideal for ones who are looking for hassle-free reclining. If you're concerned about electrical outlets and unsightly cords, some power recliners now come with battery packs, giving you the option of being cordless and convenient.

We hope that after reading this article you have a better understanding of which recliner is best for you. While listing the benefits of a recliner, we also attempted to inform you of the disadvantages of owning that particular type while distinguishing between different sorts of recliners.

While there are many options available in the market, Urban Basics offers most of the above-mentioned types of recliners in a wide variety of materials, colors, cushioning, and styles. If you haven't already, go check out the recliners in Urban Basics and get yourself the recliner of your dreams.

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