We all know how frustrating it can be to have a recliner tip over. The worst part is that there’s not always something we can do about it once the chair has fallen over and tipped.
Sure, some people may be able to right the recliner themselves, but for most of us, this task is much too difficult. This blog post will focus on preventing your recliner from tipping in the first place!
Tips on Preventing a Recliner From Tipping
Tip 1. When you buy or receive a new recliner, make sure the feet of the chair is on a surface that’s even and sturdy. If it has wheels, make sure they’re locked in place too!
Tip 2. It may take some time to get used to how your recliner moves before you can tell if it might tip over or not. With time, you’ll be able to tell how much pressure there is on each foot or wheel when your recliner moves in any direction and then adjust accordingly!
Tip 3. You may also want to invest in a wall protector for the back of your chair if it’s constantly tipping over backward because the feet are always on an uneven surface.
Not only will it help avoid this annoyance, but you may also be able to use the wall protector for other purposes such as holding up a TV or neatening your cables.
Tip 4. If you want an easy fix for when that recliner is always tipping over forward, put some non-slip material on the feet of the chair! This can include rubber strips, a towel, or other material.
Tip 5. Sometimes you may have to take the chair back to the store if it’s constantly tipping over in one direction and you can’t fix it on your own!
You could also see about getting some furniture pads underneath the recliner as they will help keep it from tipping forward so much.
Tip 6. If you have a recliner that is always tipping over backward, make sure to get non-slip material on the feet of the chair. This will help keep it from happening because if the weight goes
How do you Lock a Recliner Chair?
Step 1. It’s difficult to lock a recliner chair. For one, you need something like cable locks or steel cables which are too heavy for the average person to carry around with them at all times.
Step 2. You also need someone else who is willing and able to help out by locking it when needed! What people often do instead of getting padlocks that are too hard to use is buy a locking device that attaches to the chair and provides an extra degree of security. They are available at most stores – even Walmart!
Step 3. If you have one, they can be attached with ease and only take moments to put on or remove. You may also want to invest in one if your recliner has a lever that doesn’t lock.
Step 4. These locking devices are also great for those who have small children! It prevents the chair from being an easy way to get up onto a counter or table and keep them safe from hurting themselves should they decide to climb into it without permission, especially if the recliner is left in an area where little ones can easily access it.
Step 5. The locking devices are also fairly inexpensive and can be found at any store that carries home goods as well as online shops. It is a small investment in something that will go a long way for your peace of mind!
Can you Adjust the Tension on a Lazy Boy recliner?
If you have a Lazy Boy recliner, then it is possible to adjust the tension on them.
It does not come with any of its own locking devices, so if this is something that worries you about your children accessing the chair unsupervised or falling out because they were flipping around in it while playing and lost their balance suddenly, then you may want to think about a locking device.
There are many different types of locks that can be used including the Lazy Boy retractable strap, which attaches across the front and pulls taut on both sides of the recliner as well as hooks around each armrest before attaching at one end and snapped into place with a side release buckle.
The Lazy Boy recliner does not get really tight when you are sitting up in it, but the tension will be tighter once your head and shoulders start to lean back into a more upright position.
Most people can still shift around freely without feeling like they are going to tip over or get stuck on their side while using this type of strap.
There are also locking recliner devices that can be screwed into the floor or to a leg on your piece of furniture and these work by tightening across the front when you lean back, but then there is some give in both directions so it’s not like being restrained.
Why Does my Recliner not Stay Reclined?
The recliner’s mechanism is not catching the back of the chair.
What can I do?
Step 1. Try to push a little more firmly on your footrest when you lean back to engage it into place.
Step 2. Use a small rug or stack pillows under each leg for added stability if this does not work.
Step 3. You may need to tighten the screws.