A great way to make your TV room more comfortable is by adding a recliner to it. While some people have the space for an extra chair and sofas, many don’t or prefer having the option of accommodating additional guests with ease. If you require a new seat, how do you know which one will work best?
This blog post talks about how to connect 2 recliners to create a comfy spot that can accommodate any guest!
Steps on How to Connect 2 Recliners
Step 1. Gather the parts you need to close together two recliners. This includes a metal plate, bolt kit with screws and assorted hardware for wood or composite material frames, power drill, measuring tape, and pencil.
Step 2. Measure how far apart your chairs are so that you know how long a metal plate needs to be cut. Then measure how far apart the recliners are to know how wide to make the metal plate. Add an inch or two for the adjustment room.
Step 3. Use a power drill and bolts with nuts that match in size, threading them into place on either side of the metal plate you cut. You should now have connected your chairs!
Advantages of Connecting 2 Recliners
The first advantage is how easy it is to connect two recliners. And you can do so without any tools! All you need are a few bolts, nuts, and screws.
Another advantage of connecting your chairs via a metal plate is how sturdy the connection will be. It also provides an extra level of safety for those who have kids or pets.
The final advantage is how it can make your home feel more like a gathering place for friends and family, making room sharing easier!
Disadvantages of Connecting Recliners
One disadvantage to this method is that the recliner seat frames are not as sturdy with bolted connections. This means they may not be as rigid and may not last anywhere near how long two chairs are solidly connected.
The second disadvantage is how difficult it is to move them around the home, especially if a metal plate or bolt is connecting them. This means you can’t really rearrange your furniture without reseating in one of the recliners at another point in time.
The final disadvantage is how it can make your home feel more like a gathering place for friends and family, making room sharing easier!
How to Prevent Damages on a Recliner
One way to preserve the life of your recliner is to clean it regularly. A common misconception about how often you should vacuum or dust a chair depends on how much time they spend in use.
If you have kids, pets, and maybe even allergies this will be more frequent because there’s bound to be more dirt particles from shoe wear.
A good way to preserve the life of your recliner is to clean it regularly.
A common misconception about how often you should vacuum or dust a chair depends on how much time they spend in use. If you have kids, pets, and maybe even allergies this will be more frequent because there’s bound to be more dirt particles from shoe wear.
When you are cleaning your chair, it is important to use a vacuum cleaner that has an upholstery brush attachment and can be used on both the front of the chair and the back.
How to Clean 2-Way Recliners
Remove the back pillows. You’ll find these to be easier to clean if you remove them and just leave your seat cushion on the chair for now while first vacuuming the dirt particles that are free-floating between it and your frame. This will also make cleaning upholstery attachments like arms or headrests much easier because they won’t have any fabric in the way.
Remove the arm covers and headrest, again using a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to get dirt particles from all sides of them (front and back). Be sure not to use water because it will break down how sturdy these parts are.
Vacuum the upholstery attachments and seats, again using an upholstery attachment to get dirt from all sides of them (front and back). Use a dry cloth or paper towel if there is anything wet on your seat cushion. Repeat this step until you no longer see any new particles being collected in the vacuum cleaner.
Once you have finished vacuuming, it is time to steam clean your upholstery attachments and seats using a steamer or damp cloth with a bit of water on it (just enough that they are wet). If there’s anything stuck in fabric more stubborn than dirt particles like pet hair, use a small brush or lint roller to get it out.
Use the upholstery attachment to vacuum and wipe down your seats again, just as you did before steaming them in step four. The reason for this is because when we steam clean our seat cushions they release all of their dust particles into the air and when we vacuum them, the particles come out of the fabric.
Use a towel or rag to dry off your seats before you refill any fluids that may have leaked during this process. Just like how filling up a car with gasoline is not advised right after it has been washed, trying to fill up an upholstery seat cushion that has just been thoroughly cleaned is not a good idea.
Reattach the armrests at this time, if you have taken them off to make your cleaning process easier. If they are broken or do not come with your original chair set, you can purchase new ones from most major retailers’ furniture stores.