Are reclining sofas heavy?

William Adams
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Are reclining sofas heavy? Reclining sofas are much heavier than classic, fixed couches. The metalwork and reclining mechanism add quite some weight.

Are reclining sofas heavyIf you want to redecorate your home, it will be harder to move a reclining sofa than a standard sofa.

To put it simply: reclining chairs can be heavy because of their extra mechanisms.

For this reason, they aren’t ideal if you plan on moving your furniture often.

They are, however, ideal for big and tall persons who require a higher weight capacity from their furniture. More on that in our other article How much weight can most recliners hold?

Are reclining sofas heavy? For specific examples of reclining sofas for the plus-size community and their weights, have a look at the big and tall recliners that are top rated.

One of the biggest downsides of reclining sofas is that moving them is quite challenging and cannot be ignored.

Since they are so much heavier than a regular couch, you’ll need some help to move them (in the future).

Oversized recliners with stronger frames that provide high weight limits will also be heavier. Don’t get a lighter recliner that can’t support your weight. Related: How strict are weight limits on recliner chairs?

Carefully think things through. For example:

  • How will you get it on the second or third floor?
  • Is the elevator big enough?
  • Do you even have an elevator?
  • And if not, are the stairs wide enough?

But don’t worry, there is always a solution to every problem!

About William Adams

I’m an engineer and a happy plus-size individual myself. I love to blog online if I can have a positive impact on the lives of others. I help other plus-size people with in-depth product guides to make shopping for products and services less stressful in their busy lives. Read More