Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Measuring for Your Lift Chairs


A lift chair is a medical device that is designed to help individuals with mobility related disabilities rise from a sitting position, or to sit down. Lift chairs move at a very slow and steady pace. This is imperative because it ensures that the person will be able to get to a standing position safely. There are many different colors available, so it will not be a problem at all to find the perfect match for your existing d├ęcor.

Before you purchase your new lift chair you should have an idea of the sitting dimensions that will best suit your needs. The easiest and most reliable way is to measure your existing chair so you have a benchmark for comparing the new chairs measurements. If your existing chair is too small then make sure the new one has bigger measurements and vice versa.

Generally there are 4 different types of measurements: seat width, seat depth, seat to floor, and seat to top of back.

- Seat Width: This is the distance from armrest to armrest.

- Seat Depth: This is the distance from the front of the seat to the back of the seat.

- Seat to Floor: This is the distance from the floor to the top of the seat.

- Seat to Top of Back: This represents the length of the backrest.

By measuring your existing chair first, you can better understand the measurements provided by the manufacturer. Remember it does not have to be a recliner that you measure. If you do not have a recliner you can measure a kitchen chair or really any other type of chair. This way you can have a solid idea of what size chair to get.


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