Recliner Chairs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes from buttoned backs to pillow backs, from Petite to the Grande size, from manual recliners to electric recliners. So choosing the correct chair for you can be a bit of a minefield.
This section is dedicated to Small Recliner Chairs. When choosing your new chair check the seat height, remember, you won't always want to be reclined, at times you will want to sit in a normal seated position, so check you can sit with your feet flat on the floor. The last thing you want is your legs dangling. This can not only be uncomfortable but it can also cut off circulation behind your knees. Most good quality Recliner Chairs now have a wrap-over seat front which gives a nice soft feeling at the back of the knees and aids circulation. You should be able to sit with your back against the backrest and your feet on the floor.
Many Recliner Chairs are now available in a Petite Size. The Petite size is intended for users of 5 ft or less. The seat height is usually around 16ins, this should allow you to sit with your feet flat on the floor. The seat depth will be shallower than other sizes allowing your back to be supported correctly and the seat width will also be narrower than other sizes. Don't fall into the trap of buying a Petite Recliner Chair because you only have a narrow space for it to fit into. Buy the correct size of chair that fits you, not your room.
When purchasing a Small Recliner Chair you will have the choice of a catch or a handle. The catch option is popular as the catch is less obtrusive than a handle. A small catch is integrated into the side of the recliner under the arm which when pulled will open and raise the footrest. As the footrest is sprung loaded to open and raise, to then close the footrest you simple press your feet down until you feel the footrest lock home. This is a simple operation for able-bodied users, should the user have leg issues they will have difficulty and should consider other options. The handle option has a handle situated on the side of the recliner, which when pulled will open and raise the footrest. The difference between a catch and the handle operation is when you come to close the footrest. With the catch operation as previously mentioned, you press your feet until you feel the footrest lock home. Using the handle option, press the footrest and pull the handle at the same time and the footrest will then close very easily.
When purchasing a Recliner Chair you should consider your health. If you have leg issues you may have difficulty in closing a recliner chair, in this case, it may be wise to consider other options such as a Powered Recliner Chair or a Riser Recliner Chair.
Recliner Chairs are not only the most comfortable chairs that you can buy, but they also have many health benefits. The act of raising your feet and legs for instance can help with fluid retention and circulation. Good posture is extremely important for general health and wellbeing and a good quality Recliner Chair will support you correctly in all the right areas. Simply sitting and relaxing can help a person's well-being tremendously.