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Chair raiser shopping can be confusing. Your new chair raiser will be a place for you to relax, rest and unwind so it’s important for you to get your choice right. The style, shape and size of your new riser recliner all need to be taken into consideration. Another important consideration to make is whether to choose fabric or leather? To help you decide which material is best for you, we’ve summarised the key advantages and disadvantages of each in this useful guide:

Leather vs Fabric chair raisers


A major advantage of fabric chair raisers is the incredible comfort they can provide you. In many peoples opinion, there is no better feeling than sinking into a soft, warm and comfortable fabric recliner. But everyone is different. Some people prefer more support when they are sat down for long periods of time, in which case a leather riser recliner could be a better choice for you.


If you are planning to use your riser recliner every day, then it is important to choose material which is durable. Leather is an extremely durable material which believe it or not, actually gets better with age! Areas that look worn simply add to your recliners character over time.

Whilst fabric recliners are also very durable, compared to leather, fabric upholstery is quicker to show signs of wear and age.  The-Manhattan-leather-chair-raiser

The Manhattan Chair Raiser


Leather riser recliners can provide a touch of elegance and sophistication to your living room. While leather can come in a range of colours, fabric riser recliners come in an unlimited variety of choices. This makes fabric recliners a good choice if you have a specific decor you would like to match with.


Fabric riser recliners can mark easily, so its important to extra take care if you are doing anything that could be potentially messy.

Leather on the other hand is waterproof and cleans easier than fabric recliners. Simply wipe down with a damp cloth and its as good as new!


Fabric is normally cheaper than leather , so if you have a smaller budget, a fabric riser recliner would be better for you than a leather chair raiser.


Fabric doesn’t scratch as easily as leather does, so if you have pets that like to scratch (like Felix below) a fabric chair raiser may be the better choice for you.


If you suffer from allergies, fabric tends to absorb more dust mites, pet hair and other allergens more so than leather does. So if you are an allergy sufferer, we’d recommend choosing a leather chair raiser.

For more help deciding which material is best for your new chair raiser, give our friendly team a call today on 0800 854 330- we’d be happy to help you. Alternatively click here to view our range of fabric and leather chair raisers.