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Lift Chair Positions - Lift Chairs 101

Our site uses an icon system to help you quickly determine the exact lift chair that will best fit your needs. You will see them next to products throughout the site. For example, a product may have something like 2 position iconmedium icon next to it.  This means that the liftchair is a "2 Position" chair and is suitable for a "Medium" sized person.

What position lift chair do you need?...

There are three distinct lift chair position varieties - 2 Position 2 position icon, 3 Position 3 position icon and Infinite Position Infinite position icon. Below, we describe each position in detail accompanied with a graphical representation. The most important thing when looking at our examples is to understand that we have highlighted just the major positions. The lift chair can recline or lift to all in-between positions as well.
Lift Chair Description

2 Position Lift Chairs2 position icon

A two position lift chair is perfect for people who do not need for their liftchair to fully recline. Two Positions are classified as such because they have two major positions; straight and a slight recline. This chair is perfect for watching television. The two position lift chair isn't limited to two positions. It can recline to any position in-between straight and reclined.
Two Position Lift Chairs Description

3 Position Lift Chairs3 position icon

A three position lift chair goes one step further than the two position lift chair in that it can almost reach a full incline. We stress almost here because the three position lift chair doesn't achieve a perfect horizontal line. There is a slight "V" where the back and seat meet. This chair is perfect for watching television and napping. The three position lift chair isn't limited to three positions. It can recline to any position in-between straight and its fully reclined position.
Three Position Lift Chairs Description

Infinite Position Lift Chairsinfinite position icon

An infinite position lift chair is capable of achieving a fully reclined position. The infinite position lift chairs have dual motors, one for the back and one for the legs. Therefore the back of the lift chair can be adjusted independently from the legs. This independent adjustment allows for an "infinite" amount of positions that can be achieved.
Infinite Position Lift Chairs Description

Zero Gravity Lift Chairs

A zero gravity lift chair is capable of reclining further than any other lift chair. Not only can it do everything an infinite position lift chair can do, it can also recline so that your legs are elevated above your heart and pressure is relieved from the lower back.
Some of the great lift chair manufacturers featured on Lift Chairs 101.
  • Pride Mobility
  • Golden Technologies