Also known as electric recliners or mobility chairs, riser recliner chairs seamlessly move into various positions to offer extra support – particularly if you have trouble getting in and out of standard chairs. But what should you look for when buying a riser recliner chair to make sure it’s the one for you?
How to choose a riser recliner chair
There are a few things that you’ll want to consider before you buy your riser recliner, such as space requirements and comfort. To get the best from your recliner chair, make sure you get one that meets all your needs.
What size riser recliner chair do you need?
Riser recliners are available in various sizes, providing comfort for you and your partner. Make sure you are correctly measured before investing in a riser recliner chair, as it’s important that you have the correct support behind your knees, back and neck, while your feet should also comfortably touch the floor.
This is why it is so important to buy a riser recliner chair that is bespoke to your needs and contours to your body. There’s no point buying a chair that is too big or small for you, after all.
Have a think about what space you have in the room too, as the chair will need space to fully recline. The riser recliner chair will also need a source of electricity, so think about where the nearest socket is and the safest way to plug it in.
What styles and designs do you want?
Many suppliers of riser recliner chairs allow you to choose the style of your chair, including the fabric and pattern – meaning you can tailor these to your personal taste. Check if your provider offers swatches to help you decide and think about which fabrics work best in your home.
Whether you are looking for a traditional or modern design, we have over 30 different upholsteries in a range of colours and styles for you to choose. From simple looks to fabric or leather, with more detailed designs and matching stools available for added comfort.
What features are available for your riser recliner chair?
When you buy a riser recliner chair there may be additional extras that you can have built in. These can be anything from head supports to unique built-in technology for added comfort. It’s well worth thinking about what features you’d like and exploring what features your provider has to offer.
How to find the best riser recliner chair
A riser recliner chair is an excellent investment that will help you over time, so make sure you’re buying a good quality product that will last. To know that you are getting quality, buy your chair from a reputable supplier who meets trading standards. Look for a company that is associated with Trading Standards Approved (TSI) and British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), as they will comply with a strict code of practice.
Look out for these logos to identify reputable companies:
Buying a riser recliner chair
To get yourself the best quality chair, make sure you look out for accreditation marks, indicating that these products have been fully tested for safety and quality.
These include Class IIa certification, CE marks that guarantee the supplier is regulated, and confirmation that the riser recliner chair you are buying is Trading Standards Approved.
Should you buy a riser recliner chair in a high street shop?
Buying from a high street mobility shop may be the first thing you think of when you considered buying. We advise that you do a bit of research into the types of riser recliner you’d like and models you’re interested in.
Going to a store gives you the chance to try out all the different built-in specialist technology and features that your relaxing riser recliner chair can offer.