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A Complete Guide to Buying a Recliner At La-Z-Boy South Texas

June 14th, 2024 | 8 min read

By Ryan Podnar

a complete guide to buying a recliner at la-z-boy south texas

When buying a new recliner, the feeling you get when you first sit down in it while you watch a movie in your living room is priceless. If you picked the right recliner chair, it should last you a lifetime.

The tougher question is not which reclining chair is best for you. Rather, it is how do you find it?

In this article, we will walk you through a complete guide to buying a recliner at La-Z-Boy South Texas.

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Key Takeaways

  • Knowing the size of your space is the most important information you need
  • Deciding on what your personal preferences are as important to finding the right recliner
  • La-Z-Boy South Texas recliners range anywhere from $499 to $2,800.

This article was written by Ryan Podnar, furniture expert at La-Z-Boy South Texas

Consider the Size of Your Space

consider the size of your space when buying a recliner

If you are furniture shopping at La-Z-Boy South Texas, it is very easy to fall in love with one of our oversized recliners or power recliners. It is even easier if you find one you love through our recliner sale!

When shopping for a recliner, you must keep a few things in mind, however. Before you decide between an oversized recliner and a swivel recliner, we at La-Z-Boy South Texas encourage you to measure the size of your room first.

Understanding the size of your space is very important to finding the right recliner for you. Whether you have a big space and want to go big, or you need to buy a wall hugging recliner to fit snug against the wall, the size of your space will ultimately determine the size of the recliner.

While measuring the size of your room is important, understanding the size of your room isn’t just about taking measurements. You also need to take into account existing furniture, windows, and walkways.

Once you have the measurements of your room noted, we at La-Z-Boy South Texas also recommend that you take pictures of your room, and every angle of it. This will help make the job easier of an interior designer if you intend to work with one.

Consider Your Body Type When Choosing a Recliner

consider body type when choosing a recliner

Whether you are 5'5" or 6'1", La-Z-Boy South Texas has options to fit you. However, this does not mean you'll fit well in a recliner meant for a person 6 inches shorter or taller than you. Size does matter!

The seat depth, width, and height will be major contributing factors in determining what size group a La-Z-Boy recliner is designed for. 

While it is important to know our height guidelines, it's also important to note that height guidelines are not set in stone. Different furniture fits everybody differently, which is why it's ultimately important to sit in the recliner yourself.

Choosing the Right Recliner

choosing the right recliner for your home

At La-Z-Boy South Texas, you have the option to choose from several different types of recliners. When you’re trying to decide between a rocker recliner and a wall recliner, it is important to consider all factors that make your situation unique. Are you buying the recliner for yourself, or is it for somebody else in your home?

Maybe you’ll be sharing your recliner with your children and pets. Not only will you need to factor in the size differences, but you’ll also need to factor in potential damages to the materials, such as spillage.

If this is the case, it is important to note that leather is typically easier to clean that fabric. However, La-Z-Boy South Texas does offer performance fabric that is more resistant to spillage as well.

Let’s say that you’re buying a new recliner for yourself, and you stand at 5’8”. It is important to understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to the best recliners.

Whether you are looking for a recliner for short people or a recliner for tall people, La-Z-Boy South Texas has sizes for all. For example, the Vail Rocking Recliner is ideal for individuals between 5’4” and 5’9”. On the other hand, the Hawthorn Rocking Recliner is perfect for people between 5”10” and 6’2”.

Types of Recliners At La-Z-Boy South Texas

The different types of recliners at La-Z-Boy South Texas may make your head spin. To simplify your options, let's walk through each type.

Traditional Recliners

Traditional recliners refer to the more classical look with minimalistic qualities. These recliners do not feature upgrade potential such as power upgrades, rocking features, or even adjustable headrest and lumbar upgrades.

Rocking Recliners

Rocking recliners combine the comfort of a traditional recliner with the soothing motion of a rocking chair. These types of recliners are particularly ideal for people with babies to rock them in a soothing fashion.

Wall Recliners

Wall recliners do not feature the rocking capability, but these recliners do have their own unique feature. A wall recliner can recline completely when it is placed just mere inches from a wall. This reclining chair is ideal for small spaces.

Swivel Recliners

If you elect to purchase a La-Z-Boy rocking recliner, you will have the option to select a swivel base. The swivel base enables the recliner to swivel 360 degrees, allowing you to turn to have a conversation, and then turn back towards the television.

Gliding Recliners

Gliding recliners have the capability of gliding forward and backwards in a smooth, controlled motion. 

Lift Recliners

Lift recliners are specifically designed to help you get in and out of your chair by lifting the chair forward and upward. These types of recliner chairs are made for individuals with chronic pain or mobility limitations.

Power Recliners

La-Z-Boy rocking and wall recliners can be upgraded to include a power function. These recliners are controlled by either a hand-held remote or a toggle switch on the side of the chair, and feature upgrades such as an adjustable headrest and extra lumbar support.

Our lift recliners and heat and massage recliners are only sold in power.

Heat and Massage Recliners

Our heat and massage recliners function as you'd believe they would: by applying heat to your chair with a massage function in the lumbar region. To take comfort to the ultimate level, you should look at these types of recliners.

How Will You Customize Your Recliner?

customize your recliner

Customizing your recliner is the most enjoyable part of the process for many. Whether you’d like to upgrade to a power recliner or even get a recliner with heat and massage, La-Z-Boy South Texas offers both, depending on the model.

Would you like to change the handle on the recliner to steel? What about getting a cushion upgrade, or even adding additional headrest and lumbar support?

All of these upgrades are optional with certain models of recliners at La-Z-Boy South Texas. You are also able to upgrade your fabric or leather to performance fabrics and leathers, and the wood base finish of our rocker recliners are customizable as well.

If you would like any of these upgrades, you’ll be best served to communicate with an in-store designer about which models offer these upgrades.

For example, if you are looking for a power recliner with adjustable headrest and lumbar support, you may want to consider the Astor Power Wall Recliner w/ Headrest & Lumbar. Not only do they include the adjustable headrest and lumbar support, but you can also place the chair mere inches from the wall and have it still fully recline.

For more great recliners for back pain, this article will walk you through the best recliners for back pain at La-Z-Boy South Texas.

Power Lift Recliners

power lift recliners at la-z-boy south texas

If you or a family member struggle with chronic pain or mobility issues, you or they may be best served with a lift chair recliner. These lift chairs can be life changing as they are designed to lift the chair forward and backward to help you get in and out of it.

Recliner lift chairs can also be upgraded to include features such as:

  • Massage and heat
  • Headrest and lumbar

It is important to note that La-Z-Boy lift recliners are not designed for everybody. These recliners are designed for individuals with mobility and pain issues, not for a healthy and able young child.

Types of Power Lift Chairs

La-Z-Boy South Texas offers 4 different series of power lift chairs. Let's walk through each series now.

Bronze Series

The Bronze Series has the smallest seat scale of all La-Z-Boy South Texas lift chair series. It also has the lightest lift capacity at 300 pounds.

Bronze Series lift chairs can also fully recline and even includes added leg rest safety. The recline and lift mechanism is covered under a three year warranty.

Silver Series

The Silver Series lift chair recliners include all the same features as the Bronze Series, from the extended leg rest position to the added leg rest safety.

The difference between the Silver Series and the Bronze Series is that the Silver Series operates like a wall hugger recliner and can be placed 5 inches from your wall. The seat size of a Silver Series power lift recliner is also bigger than the Bronze Series seats.

Gold Series

If you are looking to take your comfort to the next level, the Gold Series is a step in the right direction.

The Gold Series separates itself with the heat and massage upgrade. Your Gold Series power lift recliner with heat and massage can also recline the leg rest and back independently using the remote control.

While the Gold Series chairs can’t be placed within 5 inches of a wall, it has the most weight capacity of any power lift series at 500 pounds. Additionally, the seat scale is larger than both the Silver and Bronze series.

Platinum Series

The Platinum Series is the pinnacle of comfort when it comes to power lift recliners at La-Z-Boy South Texas.

The Platinum Series can be taken to a new level with an adjustable headrest and lumbar upgrade, as well as a zero gravity position.

The Platinum Series recliners only hold 350 pounds compared to the 500 pound capacity of the Gold Series. However, the Platinum Series recliners can be placed two and a half inches closer to the wall and maintain the full seat scale.

To learn all about how to use the remotes for these power lift recliners, this article will walk you through how to use remotes with power furniture at La-Z-Boy South Texas.

Leather or Fabric?

leather or fabric recliners

One of the most important factors when buying a recliner is identifying the style you want in your home. La-Z-Boy South Texas has reclining chairs that fit in all types of rooms from casual to formal living rooms, but the decision is ultimately up to you.

Choosing between a leather recliner and a fabric recliner will define what style you’d like to have. With La-Z-Boy’s extensive selection of both materials, you will be able to find one you love either way.

If you are undecided on which you prefer, it’s valuable to know the strengths and weaknesses of both. Generally speaking, fabric is more affordable than leather, but it is harder to clean and maintain. Leather is also more durable than fabric.

For more information on the pros and cons of fabric and leather, this article will walk you through fabric furniture vs. leather furniture.

Consider the Cost of the Recliner

cost of a la-z-boy recliner

The cost is also a factor to consider when buying a recliner. If price is the most important factor to you, we recommend that you communicate this to an in-store designer at La-Z-Boy so they can show you our most affordable recliners.

For customers who are looking for our most affordable options, you will be best served looking in the direction of manual fabric recliners as opposed to power recliners or leather power recliners. This is because our power recliners are more costly with the upgrade and leather is more costly than fabric.

On average, La-Z-Boy South Texas recliners range anywhere from $499 to $2,800. If you're looking to be closer to the $499 range, you'll want to look at our manual fabric recliners. On the other hand, or power recliners with upgrade features such as added headrest and lumbar support are closer to the $2,800 range.

It is important to note that La-Z-Boy South Texas is considered more expensive than other Texas furniture. Since we look at furniture as an investment that should last a lifetime, we use only the highest quality materials and our furniture is all handcrafted to fit all of your needs.

How does La-Z-Boy South Texas pricing compare to other furniture retailers in your area? Find out by reading about La-Z-Boy vs. Rooms to Go and La-Z-Boy vs. Ashley Furniture.

Ready to Find the Perfect Recliner For You?

Buying a new recliner can be a stressful process. In order to make it a smoother, more enjoyable process, it’s important to keep your priorities in mind.

Whether it’s cost, functionality, or material type that’s most important to you, the point of this article is to assist you in finding the best recliner for you. Even with this information, the most important step to finding the best recliner for you is to sit in one yourself!

To sit in a La-Z-Boy recliner, come into your nearest La-Z-Boy South Texas store.