Tips for Buying a Lift Chair Recliner

Buying a lift chair recliner can sometimes be a complicated process. With different sizes, fabrics, and features to choose from, finding the right fit for you can be overwhelming. At Lincoln Mobility, our goal is to simplify your search. We’ve put together a list of questions we ask when we’re helping a customer find the right lift chair recliner.

What is your height and weight?

First and foremost, it’s important to know the size of the person who will be using the lift chair. Every model has a weight capacity (usually 300-375 lbs.), and it’s important to adhere to those guidelines for maximum safety and reliability. Height is important as well, as a correctly sized lift chair provide adequate support for both the head and legs. Many models come in several sizes (Junior Petite, Small, Medium, Large, and Tall). With this information, it’s easier to narrow-down which lift chair will work best!

How will you use your chair? For daily use, sleeping, or both?

This may seem like a silly question, but it’s actually an important factor for determining how many motors your lift chair should have. What does this mean? In the lift chair world, there are both one motor and two motor chairs. With a one motor lift chair, commonly known as either a two-position or three-position chair, the footrest and back move simultaneously. One motor chairs are ideal for individuals who only plan to use their chair for daily activities. Another advantage of a one motor lift chair is the simplicity of the hand control, which includes only “up” and “down” buttons.

On the other hand, a two motor lift chair, commonly known as an infinite position chair, allows the user to control the footrest and back independently. At Lincoln Mobility, we often recommend two motor lift chairs to customers to plan to sleep in their chair or want the capability to adjust their back freely. Two motor lift chairs are typically higher priced than one motor chairs, but the difference in flexibility and comfort is typically very worth it.

Do you have a preference in fabric type or color?

Lift chairs typically have four options for upholstery type: fabric, vinyl, synthetic leather, and spill-proof fabric. Each upholstery type has several color options, allowing you to find the perfect “look” that will make your lift chair fit into your home just like a normal chair.

Certain upholstery types are recommended for specific needs. For example, individuals who have issues with continence should choose a chair with vinyl upholstery. This will prevent any accidents from penetrating through the surface of the chair and reaching the interior padding. Golden Technologies, America’s leading manufacturer of lift chair recliners, is known for its Brisa Leather, which is a synthetic, breathable leather. Brisa leather is an ultra-soft material that many Lincoln Mobility customers choose for their chairs. Many even say it’s more comfortable than traditional leather!

Brisa Leather
Valor Vinyl
Standard Fabric
Spill-Proof Fabric
That’s it! You’re ready to pick out a lift chair.

Once you know the size, type, fabric, and color you’re looking for, it’s easy to find a lift chair recliner that meets your needs. At Lincoln Mobility, we’re always happy to help with that process. Check out our vast selection of lift chairs online, email us at, or call us at (402) 421-8800.

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