5 Ways to Protect Your Floors with Recliner Rails

Babies, pets, and heavy furniture are just a few of the things that can damage your floors. While it may seem like recliner rails are there to protect you from falling out of the chair when you’re sitting down, they actually serve another purpose as well: protecting your flooring! In this blog post, we will discuss ways to protect your floors with recliner rails.

Ways to Protect Your Floors with Recliner Rails

#1. Place a mat or rug in front of the chair to cushion your feet and prevent any scratches.

Protect Your Floors with Recliner Rails

#2. Do not place anything on top of the rails, such as plants or vases that may fall over and damage floors when you are reclining.

#3. Get some rubber caps for furniture legs so they don’t scratch up the floor.

#4. Place a mat or rug on the rails themselves to protect them from damage, such as when you’re moving furniture around using the rail for leverage.

Keep your pets off of the recliner rails at all times! With these tips in mind, you can be confident knowing that your floors are safe and protected with wheelchair rails!

What is a Recliner Rails?

A recliner rail is a metal or wooden bar installed on the back of chairs for people who use wheelchairs to make it easier and safer for them to get in and out.

They are also perfect for those with physical disabilities such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, stroke, or joint replacement surgery. By using this safety equipment you can avoid injury, pain, or further injury to your joints.

How to Install Recliner Rails Rails

Install the rail at a height that is comfortable for you. – The rails should be placed as close to your body and chair seat as possible. You can either attach them with screws or bolts or use adhesive pads for extra grip.

How to Maintain Recliner Rails

Keep the area around recliner rails free of clutter. – Use mats to protect the floor from wear and tear caused by feet, chairs, or wheelchairs

Keep furniture away from recliner rails so they do not get scratched

How to Clean Recliner Rails

Polish with a soft cloth and soap if needed. Make sure you dry them well after cleaning as it will help prevent corrosion.

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and debris from crevices in the rails

How to Replace Recliner Rails

Contact your local home improvement store or furniture retailer for more information about the replacement hardware of recliners with rails. – If you are unable to find them, contact the manufacturer directly

Types of Recliners

Recliners are categorized as either swivel or stationary.

Swivel recliners rotate 360 degrees and come in a variety of styles including rockers, gliders, and ottomans

Stationary recliner rails offer an ergonomic place to sit without the need for constant movement which can help with back pain

They are generally larger and offer more support.

How much storage do you want in the ottoman or chair base?

Recliners with lots of extra storage are great for those who love to entertain guests and like to live life on the go.

What to Consider When Buying a Recliner

What kind of material would you prefer? Leather, microfiber, or cotton upholstery.

Would you like a chair with extra storage space for blankets and throw pillows?

What is your budget limit? Chairs range between $500-$5000 depending on the style and type of materials used in their construction.

How to Fix a Recliner Mechanism

Clean out any debris that may be in the tracks of your chair’s leg or gas lift with a vacuum attachment and/or compressed air. You can also use an old toothbrush to clean out small spaces where dirt is stuck.

Clean the chair’s seat by wiping it down with a wet rag.

Unscrew any screws that may be attached to the gas lift mechanism and remove it from your chair. (If you can’t find these parts, have no fear – there are plenty of YouTube tutorials out there for how to fix this yourself!)

Take off the old felt and replace it with a new one.

Reattach the gas lift mechanism back to your chair, using screws if necessary.

Insert any spare parts that may have come out when you removed them from your wheel or gas lift assembly into their proper places for things to work properly.

Advantage of Using a Recliner Slipcover:

Protect your floors from dirt and spills.

Reduce the noise of a recliner against a hardwood floor.

You can promote good posture with something as simple as a slipcover! (for added support, use an adjustable chair wedge)

The most important thing to remember about this project is that it’s up to you.

If you’re a handy person, then this project should be relatively easy for you and if not, there are plenty of resources available on the internet for how to fix your recliner’s flooring (so we don’t have to cover that here!)


In this article, we’ve discussed ways to clean and protect your floor from wear and tear by using a few simple steps. These methods are only the beginning of what you can do to maintain your home while caring for yourself or loved ones who need assistance with mobility.

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