Best recliner I've found
I've tried recliners from several competing brands and they're all OK for the first 6 months or so. After that they start to break down - either the reclining mechanism goes or the back support does. So far my La-Z-Boy has held up better than any of the other brands and it's very comfortable.
My only complaint is that it's a bit noisy - the ratchet sound when you lean back is like a roller-coaster going up a big hill. I can live with that though, it's functional. The springs also creak a lot anytime you shift position even slightly, and closing it from the recline position is very noisy indeed - I think some sort of padding could be added there to muffle it a bit, it really slams shut.
Overall though a quality chair, best I've found and I plan to buy another one when the time comes (hopefully that's not for many years though).
April 15, 2012
I have only had this for a couple of months what I can tell you about the chair is this:The cushion behind my head exceeds the the back and lumbar cushions and you sit with your head forward.it is very loud when reclining and puting back in the rest position. The chair is comfortable other than that, I guess time will tell how it will wear.
February 10, 2012
Depends on How Much You Use
This chair is comfortable, but not as well-built as the ten-year old one we were replacing. It accomodates a 300-lb. man very well.
But, we had a problem with the leather. My husband is hot-natured, and many times sleeps in it at night, since he suffers from insomnia. Within two years, the leather broke through in the area where his head rests. And, beware of Guardsman warranty - this was considered this normal wear and tear!!! Next time, we'll probably buy a chair off Ebay.
NOTE: In case you have a similar problem, we did find a thick bath mat at Bed, Bath and Body (Microdry Memory Foam) that actually matches and brown leather well and stays in place perfectly. Wish I had used this from the beginning.
December 31, 2011