Updated: Sep 6, 2020
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Home Theater Seating Whether you’re shopping for couches, dining chairs, bar stools, or even beach chairs, seating choices are subjective. At Bravo AV, we understand this and aim to provide you with beautiful chairs that will keep you and your family comfortable over the course of a movie marathon.
Introduction A major component in the enjoyment you receive from your time in your theater is the chairs in which you sit. Theater chairs must be well made and comfortable. Quality theater chairs are an investment and will provide years of enjoyment. People carry a unique standard for comfort based on their individual preferences. When you work with Bravo AV on your theater, we will help you sort through the vast range of options and guide you to a selection that is exactly what you want. We encourage customers to carefully consider their decision on chair selection because they have such a significant impact on your viewing satisfaction.
What are home theater seats? Home theater seats are specifically designed for viewing content in a personal home theater setting. Most home theater seats share these features:
● Reclining lounger with a flip out foot rest.
● A shared armrest between each seat.
● A cup holder built into the chairs armrest.
● Customization of: chair width, firmness, fabric, color, cushioning, etc.
● Additional upgrades like storage compartments, snack trays, and even electric motors to recline the chair.
Chair Characteristics There are roughly seven features a buyer should consider when making a home theater chair selection. These features are discussed below along with some questions and considerations:
Style Does the form and coloring fit in with my theater styling? Do you want the chairs to stand out or blend into the room?
Customization Ideally try to work directly with a company that is able to customize basically every feature of the chair. Chair design geometry, cushioning, fabric, width, and reclining mechanisms, among other options, should be hand selected by you. Most companies do not have the capacity to offer you this kind of customization, which can cause issues if a certain stock feature is not what you are looking for. The company we work with, discussed later in the article, offers complete customization to your specifications.
Construction In general, seats manufactured domestically have high quality construction, but just like cars, some are better. A quality build will keep your chair feeling brand new even after years of use. Reclining mechanisms built with hardened heavy gauge steel and quality bearings and springs will work better over a longer period. The seat bottom should be supported by steel springs, sometimes called sinuous springs. These will last longer than webbed straps that may sag or lose their elasticity over time. The upright back cushion should use several layers of materials for firm, but not hard, support.
Ride If you were traveling to Europe in this seat, would you arrive refreshed? The chair should provide comfort and easy viewing when you are all the way reclined or sitting in the locked upright position. Recliners vs. Incliners What is the difference? A recliner, well, reclines. The back reclines, the footrest rises and your bottom stays in one place. An incliner, also known as a wall-hugger or wall-saver, moves your body forward as the footrest rises. Recliners cannot be placed near a wall as the back can extend outward 12” or more. Incliners finish less than 4” from the back of the chair allowing it to be backed up close to a wall.
Leather vs. Leathertouch Do you want that genuine leather feel or a synthetic fabric?
Cost Quality chairs range from $2,000 to $6,000 each depending on model and option choices. If you choose to buy from our vendor, after selecting the chair style you like and determining all the options, a 65% non-refundable deposit is required. Since all chairs are made to order they typically take two months to fabricate.
At Bravo we sell Fortress Chairs We sell Fortress Chairs for the following reasons:
● They offer value to our customers
● They build a well designed and manufactured chair
● They are durable and provide years of use
● They are very comfortable
● They are custom made to meet your wishes
● They have many models of chairs which allows you to customize or select:
● Chair Width
● Chair Height
● Chair Firmness
● Fabric (multiple families/grades of leather)
● Heat and Massage
● Custom Consoles
● Chaise Lounge Option
● Tray Tables
● Metal Cup Holders available in Three Finishes