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How do you determine the best reclining chairs?

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To determine the best reclining chairs, consider how comfortable the chair is, how convenient it is to operate, the quality of material and construction and how much maintenance it is likely to need. Also consider any special medical needs, kids' safety and any available warranty.

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The best reclining chair is one that is comfortable to sit on and get out of. When sitting on the chair, the feet must rest comfortably on the floor with the back kept upright, the headrest must provide good support to the head and neck, and the chair back should support the spine.

The recliner must be easy to operate with a button or a lever. Choose chairs with a hardwood or plywood frame, and ensure that the construction is robust with good quality screws. Opt for leather upholstered chairs that are durable or synthetic microfiber ones that are wrinkle- and moisture-resistant and affordable. Microfiber chairs are also low on maintenance.

Pick chairs with a gap of less than five inches between the chair and extended footrest and hidden rocking parts to keep kids safe. Choose recliners with special medical needs in mind. For example, select rocker recliners for nursing mothers, wall hugger chairs for those with knee problems and lift chairs for people with limited mobility. Finally, choose recliners that come with warranty of 10 years or more.

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