Great recliner poor couch
Overall this is a great product. It is sturdy and well made. I have never sat on a recliner that felt this good. I have a bad back and I can sit for hours in the recliner and have no trouble whatsoever. There is a problem with the fact that all the pieces click together. We had a lot of trouble when we first bought it and had to have the store come out twice to pt the pieces back together. It has been fine for many months since. My problem is it is very uncomfortable to lay down as a couch. I am over 6 ft tall and the couch is too narrow and too short. The curved corner looks good but is totally impractical. I hate this as a couch period.
If you plan on sitting only this furniture is second to none. If you like to lay back and watch tv then buy a sectional with a square corner and wide seat.
May 1, 2011
The Best of All Theater Seating
I shopped extensively for over a month because I wanted this type of seating for my Family Room to view a 58" Plasma TV and we couldn't be happier with the purchase. What I found different was that the back headrest is more substantial than the less expensive versions found in other stores...meaning, when you recline, your head doesn't sink into the top cushion so that you're looking at the ceiling....your head is more forward to view the TV (and not looking through the bi-focal part of your glasses...lol). The second plus to this set is that it's ergonomically designed for rear back support for long viewing times. I have a surgically repaired back and it's perfect in that respect, I can watch TV for a few hours (and sleep!) and get up feeling fine. Most of the less expensive brands are over stuffed, too soft, and provide little support where it's needed. I bought it with the 2 end recliners powered and that's fantastic...no leaning over (bad back!) to grab a handle to recline. The mechanism is quiet and powerful (has a two 9volt battery backup in the power module) enough for a heavy person. I bought it with the 3 recliners and 2 wedge units so the middle recliner is a manual version with the release mechanism on the right side seat cushion...it's easy to find & grab plus it's easy pull to actuate the recliner. Even with the powered end units, my favorite is the center one. The material I bought (microfiber) is warm to the touch and VERY comfortable...the lounge foot rest area is great as it has no gaps like regular recliners. The wedge units are great as arm rests and for drinks and storage. With these 2 units comes my only gripes...the armrest is not hinged, it's only some material to hold it in place to reveal the storage area. When you rest your arm on it, it moves slightly away from you (out of center) and you do have to move it back towards you occasionally. The other thing is that the bottom of the cup holders are not made to take out with a little tab or something to clean them. They do come out, but not easily. We have to put a paper towel on the bottom of our glasses to alleviate this. To get them out, I use the sticky stuff of a lint roller to grab the bottom disc and then clean them out.
Please keep in mind, these 2 little quips should not deter anyone from buying this setup...it's the most comfortable, best made, and have the best warranty (I bought the Platinum protection plan) out there...and they are the most expensive...BUT WORTH EVERY PENNEY!! Shop around and you will see for yourself just what I wrote here is very true. Good luck and happy furniture shopping!!
October 13, 2010