Recliners can be a great place to kick back and relax after a long day, however, they do not last forever. As a recliner ages, it will eventually wear and need to be replaced. However, many people struggle with determining whether their recliner is just a little old or whether it needs to be replaced. Here are a few of the signs that it is time to replace your recliner.


The Padding is Worn

A recliner should be comfortable. It should have just the right amount of padding to support your bottom, back, neck, legs, and arms. However, as the chair ages, the padding begins to break down. When this happens, the chair may not support your body as it once did. This typically happens over a 7 to 15 year period, depending on the type of padding used, the amount and how often you use your recliner. If your recliner is getting uncomfortable, it is not because you are getting older. The padding is likely worn.


The Chair Fabric is Faded or Worn

Another reason why your recliner may need to be replaced is that the fabric is faded, worn, torn or damaged in other ways. It costs a lot to reupholster recliners, and unless yours is sentimental to you, likely is not worth the cost compared to buying a new one. If your recliner fabric has seen better days, it may be time to buy a new one.


The Chair Does Not Function Well

The last sign that it is time to replace a new recliner is that the chair does not function well. If your recliner creaks or makes noises when you open or close the footrest, does not lean back or does not rock as smoothly as it once did, the chair should be oiled. If oiling the chair does not solve the issues, the parts may simply be old. When this happens, your chair is telling you it has reached the end of its lifespan.


If your recliner is showing you one or more of these signs, it is time to replace it. When you are in need of a new recliner, visit Northland Furniture in Ham Lake, Minnesota. We are a furniture store that carries a huge selection of furniture, including recliners. Let us help you find a new recliner for your home.

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