How the Leggett & Platt Mechanism Revolutionized Multimedia Room Seating Everywhere

Have you ever sat down in reclining home theater chairs or multimedia room seats, put the chair into recline, and wondered how it feels so buttery smooth and effortless? While furniture isn’t built entirely equally these days anymore—for example, that super cute and aesthetically-pleasing media room couch might not be equipped with certain reclining mechanisms, and it might still recline, but it’s going to jerk you and your back around in the process. That’s why it’s important to do your research, look at reviews of home theater chairs, and put your trust in quality materials and builds.

As purveyors of some of the finest home theater chairs for sale today, we make sure that all of our chairs are made with all the best materials and all the best mechanisms. After all, our dedication to using only top-notch materials and traditional handcrafting methods is what makes us some of the best retailers of entertainment room recliners in the business. The best mechanism, however, when it comes to recliners is the Leggett & Platt mechanism. But what is the Leggett & Platt mechanism and why is it so beneficial? This article is here to answer all of these questions!

What is a Leggett & Platt Mechanism?

The Leggett & Platt mechanism is a type of reclining mechanism. But why is it such a big deal? The Leggett & Platt mechanism, is the best when it comes to recliners due to its durability and its incredibly smooth recline. Leggett & Platt have been upgrading this relining system over the years in order to keep it as perfect as possible. Each year they increase its weight capacity, while making it lighter, and making its recline as smooth as possible. Many furniture companies use the Leggett & Platt mechanism in their furniture because of how renowned it is, and how good they are.

Thanks to this mechanism, long-gone are the days of shaky, unstable recline features in your home theater chaise lounges and other recliners around the home. Furniture that’s up to standards and made by quality manufacturers routinely use the Leggett & Platt mechanism, and it’s become so popular, that it’s become somewhat of a mainstay. 

It’s also a bit of a necessity in rooms that are on the smaller side. Before the mechanism was introduced, if you were trying to find some top-notch seating for man caves to throw in that unused side room, you’d have to weigh your options carefully and find one that not only matches what you’re going for, but also fits reasonably well without sacrificing too much of the room’s already-small square footage. Thankfully, with the Leggett & Platt mechanism, you’ll be investing in media room seating that backs right up against the wall, all but eliminating the worry surrounding the entertainment room seating dimensions and keeping the room feeling as spacious as possible.

The Benefits of the Leggett & Platt Mechanism

What benefits does this mechanism provide? First of all, they are known for their durability. They are made of metal and are manufactured so that they last for years. All too often, multimedia room furniture in today’s age just isn’t built to last. You’ll enjoy it for a handful of years down the line, but then they quickly begin to show their age, and certain functions don’t end up working as well as they once used to. What once may have been a smooth recline on your premium entertainment room couch with leather upholstery, now has you feeling like your chair is about to take you down with it. Companies that take advantage of the Leggett & Platt mechanism just don’t have that same issue and instead continue to perform effortlessly smoothly for many years. 

The second benefit of these recliner mechanisms is their smooth recline. Whether you have the manual, or motorized version, this mechanism is able to recline super smoothly, so your sitting experience is not ruined by a jerky recliner. The recliner is also incredibly quiet, so those watching with you can stay immersed. Seriously. The recline on high-end theater room seating built with the Leggett & Platt reclining mechanisms are so smooth and silent, that you might not even notice it gently pushing you back into your seat. That means your attention never breaks during the movie—you just start to feel more relaxed, as it should be. 

Chairs with this reclining mechanism in them are also capable of saving more space! With most recliners, you need to place them a few feet away from the wall so that it can fully recline. With the Leggett & Platt recliner mechanism, you need at most 8 or 9 inches. You save plenty space so that you can do more with it. Saving even just a few feet of space opens up a bunch of opportunities for your home theater. Maybe you can set up that bar cart you’ve always wanted, or maybe you can find a nice shelving unit and decorate it with your favorite movie memorabilia—or who knows, maybe you could even sneak in another row of three media room chairs into the space comfortably. Either way, getting your hands on entertainment room recliners that hug the wall can positively impact the layout of your home theater—at the very least, you’ll have more walking space in the room. 

How the Leggett & Platt Mechanism is Used in Our Entertainment Room Recliners

At Valencia Theater Seating, we want to make sure that your chair is as comfortable and as durable as possible. Thus, a lot of our chairs are built around the Leggett & Platt Mechanism. For example, our flagship, the Tuscany, has the Leggett & Platt reclining mechanism. This is just one of the many reasons that our chairs are some of the top-rated home theater recliners on the market. That, and the attention to detail in the design, the impeccably soft Italian Nappa Leather upholstery, and the ergonomic support our seating provides for your back and neck. The constant lumbar support of our seating paired with the Leggett & Platt reclining mechanism keeps our customers coming back time and time again due to how immensely comfortable the sitting and reclining experience consistently is. This reclining mechanism is also the reason our chairs are able to fully recline and still be incredibly close to the wall and save on space where it matters most.

Our chairs are here so you can experience pure luxury, which is why we make sure to make our chairs out of all the finest parts available. Take a seat in one of our chairs and feel why the Leggett & Platt is the best reclining mechanism money can buy.