Did you know that La-Z-Boy invented the recliner in 1927? That’s right! And we’ve been manufacturing and perfecting the design ever since. Though there are many companies who manufacture recliners, have you ever wondered "what is it about La-Z-Boy chairs that make them so much more comfortable and durable?" Look no further, here are the 7 features that that separate La-Z-Boy recliners from the rest of the pack.
1) Exclusive Lower Back Support System
La-Z-Boy is the only recliner that prevents lower back pain by supporting you in every reclining position with a patented system that moves your back and seat at the same time as you recline. You’ll notice in other chairs that when you recline a gap between your back and the seat is created, leaving your lower back unsupported and strained. Have you ever placed a pillow behind yourself to create lumbar support?
2) Rock AND Recline
Our chairs are the only recliner that recline your back without having to put your feet up. Every La-Z-Boy recliner has a patented mechanism that allows you to lean your seat back to a comfortable, natural angle while keeping your feet on the ground which makes it easier to rock. Other recliners require you to raise your footrest in order to release and recline your back cushion.
3) Multiple Footrest Positions
There are times when you may not want to recline your feet up all the way, like if you’re working on your laptop or you’re hosting guests. La-Z-Boy's patented locking footrest allows you to adjust the angle of your feet in three different positions depending on what the situation calls for.
4) Dual Locking Footrest
La-Z-Boy's patented dual locking footrest mechanism prevents your footrest from collapsing suddenly. For some, there is peace of mind knowing that you don’t have to worry if your child or pet is playing underneath your reclined feet. The lock is so strong you can stand on an extended leg rest and the entire chair will tip forward. Our sturdy footrests will only go down when you want it to.
5) 16 Locking Rocker Positions
La-Z-Boy gives you the most comfort levels of any recliner on the market. When you rock you'll notice a clicking sound as you lean farther back. Each click is a different locking position, patented as "The Sound of Comfort". This feature let's you lock-in the rocker position helping you find the position that fits you best at the time. Simply rock, recline, lock.
6) Uni-body Frame Construction
The sturdy frame of a La-Z-Boy recliner is built out of American maple hardwood, and all 4 sides are reinforced with oriented strand board (OSB). This prevents the frame from expanding apart when you push or pull on the arms as you recline. OSB is stronger than plywood and an environmentally friendlier material. It is so strong it is used in the construction of floors and roofs. This added durability is why the frames of La-Z-Boy chairs have a lifetime warranty and why our chairs can be passed down from generation to generation.
7) Contour Cut Foam Filling
Traditionally recliners are filled with some form of stuffing which often results in the padding getting packed and sagging over time. Most La-Z-Boy recliners are made with a solid block of patented contour cut foam, which is firmer, more comfortable, looks nicer, and keeps its shape longer. La-Z-Boy also has a range of recliners that are filled with blown fiber or a mixture of fiber and foam, for those who prefer the traditional, pillowy feel.
It’s easy to see why these 7 features give La-Z-Boy Recliners their reputation. Every chair is handmade with materials sourced across America. Every product is tested at two times the industry standard to ensure their quality. And every chair has technology you won't find anywhere else. So, whether you’re looking to purchase your first La-Z-Boy or are already a proud owner of one, you now know what makes a genuine La-Z-Boy recliner unique and more comfortable than the rest.