$400 Recliner vs $2,000 Recliner: 5 Differences You Need to Know
La-Z-Boy Southeast | March 2, 2020
Have you ever wondered exactly what warrants the price difference in a relatively cheap recliner vs expensive recliner?
At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, this is a common question we receive on a daily basis.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the differences between a $400 recliner and $2,000 recliner.
Small Recliners vs Big Recliners
La-Z-Boy Recliners come in a wide range of sizes for people of different heights and body types.
Sitting in a recliner that doesn’t fit your body can cause unnecessary pain. Especially, when you spend a long period of time in it.
For example, the La-Z-Boy Vail Recliner (pictured above) is great for people between 5’5″ and 5’9″ because the small scale is ideal for petite users.
This recliner starts at $399 because it doesn’t take a lot of foam, wood, and fabric to produce.
Material cost is a major factor in the final price of your recliner. This is why bigger recliners come with a higher price tag than smaller recliners.
Manual vs Power Recliners
Another decision that will determine the price of your recliner is manual vs power reclining options.
At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, all of our recliners are available in manual or power.
Power recliners are priced $400 dollars more than manual because they cost more to produce.
Manual recliners operate the legrest by simply lifting the handle on the side of your chair.
Power recliners require electrical components and mechanisms to give you the ability to operate the chair with the push of a button.
Popular Fabrics vs Custom Fabrics
La-Z-Boy upholsters recliners with their most popular covers in bulk, so this lowers the price for certain fabrics.
When you purchase one of the higher priced fabrics, these chairs have to be custom ordered and manufactured specifically for you.
This will drive the cost of your La-Z-Boy Recliner up, however your chair will be exactly what you want and one-of-a-kind.
Bonded Leather vs Genuine Leather
Genuine leather is buttery soft, highly durable, and breathable enough to keep your body from getting too hot or cold.
Bonded leather is made with bits of genuine leather that fall off during processing.
These leftover pieces are blended together to create material that looks like real leather.
Bonded leather allows you to enjoy the look of genuine leather at a fraction of the price.
The material costs for genuine leather are much higher than bonded because it contains a larger percentage of real leather.
Construction & Upgrades
Regardless of the price you pay, every La-Z-Boy Recliner comes with our patented features and world-famous comfort.
We also offer the widest variety of custom upgrades available in the recliner market.
For example, the La-Z-Boy James Recliner (pictured above) comes with all the bells and whistles. Including one of our favorites!
This power recliner starts at $1,979 because it’s upgraded with our massage and heat package.
James is also much larger than the Vail Recliner, so the increased material cost is a factor in the higher ticket price.
Check Out These Additional Resources
The biggest differences between a $400 recliner and $2,000 recliner are size, fabric, and upgrades.
At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we will gladly work with your budget and help you find the best recliner for your home.
Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:
- 10 Best Selling La-Z-Boy Recliners
- Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Worth the Money?
- 5 Benefits of the La-Z-Boy Wireless Remote
We’d be happy to help you find the perfect recliner at any of our locations in NC, SC, and GA.