6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Buying a Lift Chair

Lift chairs are great ways to relax, but they can also provide physical benefits such as pain relief and even improved circulation. However, you need to buy a lift chair that is right for your needs. When buying a lift chair, bring along this list of six essential questions to ask.

6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Buying a Lift Chair


How many positions does this chair have?

You’ll find that most lift chairs have two, three, or infinite positions. Two position chairs recline to a 45-degree angle, and can achieve any position between that recline and an upright position.

Three position chairs almost fully recline, though there is a slight dip in the chair. These chairs can achieve any position between the recline and the upright position.

Infinite position lift chairs can achieve a full recline, and can also position your feet so they are higher than your heart. The backrest and leg positions operate independently for limitless positioning. These are the most versatile lift chairs.


What size is best for me?

Size matters when it comes to finding the right lift chair for you. A chair that is too large or too small will leave you oddly positioned, feeling uncomfortable, and without the support that a properly fitting lift chair will provide. When shopping for a lift chair, you’ll find that each chair comes with a height range for the ideal user. You will also need to consider your own seat width, and buy a chair with a seat width that will accommodate you. Don’t forget to also check the weight limits on the chair to make sure that you’re within the maximum weight capacity.


What are benefits of heat and massage?

Adding a heat and massage package to your lift chair can create a wonderfully relaxing and therapeutic experience. Heat is the perfect way to relax sore muscles, and massage functions can help to alleviate pain and have you feeling rested and relaxed. When buying a lift chair, you’ll often have an option to upgrade to a heat and massage package.


What is the difference between chair back styles?

You will find that lift chairs come with a variety of back styles. Biscuit, waterfall, and button backs are among the most common that you’ll see. These different back styles offer different amounts of support. Button backs tend to be firmer, while biscuit pillow backs tend to be a bit softer and allow you to sink into them a little more.  Waterfall style backs give you the ability to amend your contour and stuffing by zippered pillows.


How far away from the wall must the chair be to recline?

One of the advantages of lift chairs is their recline feature, but it’s important to remember that the chair will need space to achieve that recline position. Most lift chairs have to be positioned a particular distance from the wall in order to recline, but you’ll find that some lift chairs require less space than others. Make sure to account for this when deciding where the chair will fit in your room.


Does it come set up in my home?

It’s important to be aware of the fact that some companies only offer curbside delivery, meaning the delivery driver may leave your chair outside, rather than bringing it into your home. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of bringing your chair inside, then you will want to look for a lift chair which comes with “white glove delivery.” This means that your chair will be brought into your home, unboxed, and set up for you. All that’s left for you to do is kick back and relax.

At Med Mart, we would be happy to help you find the lift chair that is just right for you. Please contact us to find the perfect chair.