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6 Types of Recliners to Look into


Man in a blue button down shirt and white undershirt lays back and relaxes on his recliner

If you’ve been reading our blog for long, you know that there are many different kinds of mattresses. You can buy a new mattress based on the size and brand, of course, but also the materials inside and your own comfort preference. Whether you want a firm innerspring mattress or a plush luxury mattress, City Mattress has what you’re looking for! Just the same, there are many types of new recliners too. The most popular types of recliners include:

Popular Recliner Types

Glider recliners

If you’ve ever fallen asleep in a recliner and absolutely loved your nap, you’re not alone. Recliners have been a favorite nap spot ever since they were invented. You don’t want to just lay back, though; you want to be gently rocked to sleep. A glider recliner is the way to go! Sometimes also called a rocker recliner chair, these chairs move forward and backward on a gentle, linear path. They’re ideal for rocking a baby to sleep too!

Wall-Hugger Recliners

Lifting while gliding back, the “wall-hugger” technology ensures you are always within reach of your side table, drink, and TV remote. Wall-hugger recliners are great for those with limited space, because these recliners only requires about 4 to 6 inches of wall clearance. Instead of moving the upper torso portion back while the seat stays still, the entire chair moves slightly forward and down.

Massage Recliners

If you already have and love one of our adjustable bed bases with a built-in massage feature, you’d probably enjoy a massage recliner chair in the living room that does the same. Electronic vibrators and motors provide a massage that will ease sore muscles and allow you to finally relax. Who doesn’t love a good back massage? Now, you can have one every night! 

Double Recliners

Say goodbye to fighting over who gets to sit in the best seat in the house! A double recliner is pretty much exactly what it sounds like- two recliners! It looks and functions just like a traditional loveseat. When two people want to lay back in comfort, they can both do so. Of course, the seats work independently so if only one person wants to lean back that is perfectly okay too. 

Zero Gravity Recliners

Zero gravity means both your upper torso and legs are reclining in a way to take pressure off your bones and joints. It’s comfortable for everyone, especially those who suffer from back pain. The Mega Motion Venus Infinite Position Lift Chair is a power recliner with lift function that provides incredible full-scale relaxation. A power headrest and power recline feature provide unlimited positions and exceptional comfort and support. From zero gravity, to lay-flat recline, to lifting your legs, there really is an unlimited number of comfortable positions in this chair. Sit back, relax, or take a nap. When you purchase a zero gravity recliner from City Mattress, the choice is yours!

Power Lift Recliners

Today’s best new recliners take you from sitting up to laying back at the touch of a button. We recommend the Mega Motion Mars Ultimate Reclining Lift Chair. Offering exceptional comfort and smooth performance, the power chair's quiet, zero gravity power recline provides unmatched relaxation. For a recliner that gets you into your favorite position at the touch of a button, you can’t go wrong with the Mega Motion brand.

If you’re in the Western New York area, we have a furniture gallery in Amherst where you can see, sit on, and try out a large selection of new recliners, including double recliners, lift recliners, zero gravity recliners, and more. Shoppers in Florida and around the country can shop our website for a selection of fantastic options. Your favorite new recliner, a recliner perfect for falling asleep in, is just a few clicks away!