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The Perfect Seating for Home Theaters and Media Rooms

Home theater seating has come a long way in the past few decades. You can enhance your home media experience with everything from commercial-style theater seating, plush reclining seats, or multimedia sectionals and sofas. Some even come loaded with built-in accessories like powered recline, powered headrests, lighted cup holders, and armrest storage, all designed for comfort and convenience. We’ve highlighted some important points to consider when thinking about buying theater seating for a media room or home theater.

Media Room or Home Theater?

If you’re wondering which one is right for your lifestyle, it’s important to keep in mind that a home theater is a room dedicated exclusively to movie and TV viewing. A media room is more of a family room with a visual and/or audio media focus. A big-screen TV is often the centerpiece, usually accompanied by a nice sound system as well. You and your guests will spend much of your time in front of the screen, so it’s important to choose the proper theater seating for your room’s size and layout. You’ll also want these items to be as comfortable as possible. That’s a given.

Media Room
If space you’ve chosen doubles as a living room, or if it might include areas for board or video games, billiards, a pinball machine, and maybe a small bar, then you’ll obviously want to go this route. Your decor can be more tied-in with the rest of your house since this room won’t necessarily need to adhere to a traditional theater-style. You might want to outfit the space with light-blocking curtains or blinds and muted wall paint to help enhance the movie-watching experience when it happens.

Multimedia sectionals are perfect for media rooms since they more closely resemble furniture found in most family rooms, and their modular design can be altered to fit your lifestyle. The Seatcraft Heavenly modular sofa features a host of possible configurations, allowing you to move all pieces to either side for any space or occasion.

A host of recliners, theater seats, and media lounge sofas are perfect for media rooms because of the many options and styles. It makes matching your decor a snap as well. For instance, the Cavallo Media Lounge Sofas bridge the gap between extended media viewing and living room relaxation. These comfy chaise lounges, ottomans, and loveseats provide you with plenty of choices to complete your ideal media room experience.

Home Theater
A home theater that strives to recreate a true theater experience usually requires a bit more specialized focus on design, furnishings, and the ability to have complete lighting control. This is especially true if your home theater is in a separate area, like a bonus room, spare bedroom, or fully finished basement. Theater seating — whether commercial-style seats, recliners in one row or tiered in multiple rows — usually remain fixed in one place. However, there are plenty of options to fit just about any space you have.

Besides recliners — this is true for both home theaters and media rooms — you may choose to include media lounge sofas, loveseats, or sectionals. Adding items such as acoustical panels, columns and wall accents, stages and curtains, or fiber-optic star panels all act to round out the home theater experience. All of these accessories should work in just about any size room.

Comfort Is Key
The common necessity that all home theaters and media rooms share is comfort. In addition to cozy recliners, you might want to include plush furnishings, throw pillows, blankets, and soft lighting. If you have windows, be sure to cover them with light-blocking blinds or curtains.

Theater seat recliners in recent years have come a long way — they’re a breed apart from the easy chairs of your dad and granddad’s era. The Seatcraft Apex, for example, has a powered headrest, lumbar support, and recline. Standard features include SoundShakers, USB charging stations, LED armrest accents, storage, and more.

Whether you choose to create a home theater or media room, 4Seating.com has all you need to create your own place for movie and TV watching with family and friends. Selecting just the right combination of seating and accessories can be an exciting experience all its own. With so many options available, it’s easy to put your unique mark on your entertainment space!

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Home Theater Seating Fabrics Leathers

This Home Theater Seating Fabrics & Leather article will explain what Wearability & Cleanability codes are and how to keep your furniture looking good.

Getting to Know your Fabric Wearability Codes.

Fabric Wearability Code is the standard developed by the government to provide a guideline to tell if a fabric is strong enough for your needs. Fabric strength is determined by how it rates on the double rub test, which is a back and forth motion approximating the wear and tear it can get from someone sitting down or getting up from an upholstered seat with 3,000 double rubs equals one year’s worth of use.

HD or Heavy Duty – If a fabric holds up to more than15,000 double rubs it is classified as heavy duty. It will be stiffer and thicker than most fabrics, but there are some incredible new blends in this rating that seem to belie it because they are supple and soft enough. This would be a good choice for family room furniture.

MD or Medium-Duty – Medium duty fabric can withstand 9,000 to15,000 double rubs. The closer the fabrics get to 15,000 the stiffer they are. Medium duty fabrics are versatile and can be used for many purposes, and in family rooms as well as living rooms.

LD or Light Duty – A fabric that can take anywhere between 3,000 to 9,000 double rubs, is classified as light-duty fabric. These fabrics can withstand one to three years of regular use and are generally very delicate. They are suitable for pieces that get only occasional use, such as sofas that only get used when guests arrive, or an occasional chair that is used more for its looks than any function.

DD or Delicate Duty – Delicate duty fabrics with 3,000 double should only be used on furniture that is purely decorative, or in pillows.

Getting to Know your Fabric Cleanability Codes.

Knowing the cleanability code for your fabric helps you take good care of your upholstered furniture. The easiest way to determine the correct method for cleaning your upholstery fabric is to refer to its fabric cleanability code. Cleaning with the wrong products can damage your beautiful sofa. Fortunately, most furniture fabrics now carry cleanability codes to help you determine the best and safest way to clean a particular fabric. When you need to use a cleaning product, check for the cleanability code for your fabric. Here is what each letter stands for:

Code W – Code W is used on fabrics that should be cleaned with water-based cleaning agents. Spot clean using foam from only water-based cleaners, or non-solvent cleaning products. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion, and vacuum when dry.

Code S – On fabrics with an S code, use a mild water-free cleaning solvent or dry cleaning product. Make sure the room is well ventilated and there are no open flames, such as from a candle or cigarette lighter.

Code W-S – Code W-S fabrics can be cleaned with either water or solvent-based products. Use a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo, or the foam from a mild detergent.

Code X – Clean this fabric by vacuuming or gently brushing only. NEVER use any cleaning agents at all. Any cleaning product whether water or solvent-based may cause staining, shrinkage, or distortion of the fabric surface pile.

Keeping Your Leather-based Home Theater Seating Clean.

You need to use a good quality water-based foam leather cleaner. (LTT Leather Shampoo) With light-colored leather dye transfer from clothing can be a problem although using a good quality leather protector (LTT Leather Protect) will help inhibit this. Black obviously does not show this problem.

DO NOT use anything containing oils, waxes or silicones. (Most ‘conditioners’ contain waxes or oils) and furniture polish (pledge) contains silicones which will eventually destroy the finish on the leather. Most car cleaners also contain oils or waxes so they should not be used as they leave residues on the surface of the leather which attract more dirt which eventually leads to cracking.

BABY WIPES are the worst thing you can use as they will destroy the finish on your leather. They are very strong alkaline cleaners to neutralize urine (acid) on babies’ skin so they are not the right thing to use on leather.

Saddle soap is too harsh to use on today’s leathers.

A lot of leather wipes contain chemicals that will also destroy the finish or leave residues on the leather which will damage it. They are not cheap in the long run as you would need a lot to clean. A bottle of foam cleaner should do your car about 3-4 times.

Fairy liquid contains more salt these days to get dishes clean and this will break the finish down on your leather. This has been verified by the manufacturers (as with the baby wipes).

You should also follow cleaning with a good water-based leather protector which will act like a ‘Scotchgard’ and inhibit dirt and stains from being absorbed and make cleaning easier the next time.

Dry leather needs rehydrating with water and oils and waxes should not be used as the natural oils do not dry out of leather. Wiping over with a damp cloth regularly will help to do this.

It is important to maintain a regular cleaning regime cleaning dirt off the surface regularly and inhibiting the absorption of body oils into the leather with a protector is the best way of doing this. The only ‘moisturizer’ a leather needs is from the water.

The alternative is a brand new product on the market called Lazy Leather. This is the latest technology in cleaning and combines an effective cleaner with a protector. It is quick and easy to use and should be used as a maintenance product once your suite has been cleaned or from new if you have just bought it.

Using incorrect care products is usually the cause of deterioration in the leather as unfortunately, most car care products contain waxes and oils or silicones which do not do the leather any good.

Keeping Your Fabric-based Home Theater Seating Clean.

When you know how to clean and care for your upholstered furniture it will retain the look that made you fall in love with it in the first place. With proper cleaning, care, and maintenance, it is possible to have all your upholstery looking its best for a long time. It pays to be consistent, and it’s not hard to do.

Choose the Right Fabric – When you choose the right fabric for the right place you make your upholstery maintenance task easier. Always make sure that you choose the fabric that is appropriate for your lifestyle and the upholstered furniture piece. For example, synthetic fibers are a better choice for upholstered furniture that sits in areas of heavy usage.

Protect Fabric – The best form of fabric protection is prompt attention to spills. A lot of work is done for you when the upholstery fabric undergoes the finishing process at the factory. It is usually treated with a soil and/or water repellents and some form of mildew inhibitors may also be used. Additional fabric protectors may be applied to your upholstered furniture in the store or at home. While this helps with maintenance and care by keeping spills from being absorbed into the upholstery fibers right away, it is not a substitute for prompt cleaning of a soiled piece. Don’t let it give you a false sense of security. Always clean up any spills or stains in a timely manner, and follow manufacturers’ instructions for proper care methods.

Vacuum – Vacuum your upholstered furniture weekly for general cleaning and to remove surface soil. This also prevents dirt from becoming embedded into the fibers. You can also use a brush to gently whisk the dirt away. Make sure to always use a soft-bristled brush so that you don’t snag the fabric.

Spot Clean – While regular care does a lot for your upholstered furniture maintenance, accidents will happen. Blot any spills immediately with a clean folded towel: never rub, but blot gently. Sometimes this is enough to get rid of the stain completely, especially if the fabric has been pre-treated with a fabric protector. Always test in an inconspicuous area before you use any product for spot cleaning, and check the manufacturer’s instructions to see if you need a water-based or solvent-based cleaner. It is best to use a mild cleaning product. Apply with a soft brush in a circular motion to work into the fibers, then vacuum when dry.

Avoid Sunlight and Pollutants – Too much sun can damage your upholstery fabric, causing it to fade and even fray. Try to position it so that it doesn’t sit in the sun for extended periods of time. This is especially true for silks. Airborne pollutants such as fumes from cooking or smoke can also harm your fabric. It isn’t always easy to avoid that from happening, however, proper ventilation can help. It can also help with odor control, as upholstered furniture can easily absorb odors.

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Getting to Know Your Home Theater Seating Companies

When purchasing your theater seating it is essential to know who your dealing with. Here is a small bit of info on each of the companies whose products we proudly offer for purchase from our website.

Berkline Home Theater Seating

“A History of making people comfortable” Our company’s history is cut, nailed, glued and sewn into every product we create. This legacy began in 1928, when a craftsman by the name of Jacob Popkin founded Berkline in Springfield, Massachusetts. His goal was to create comfortable, quality furniture at a fair price. In 1937, he expanded the company to Morristown, Tennessee, and that’s been our home and headquarters ever since.

As a recognized leader in the industry, Berkline is committed to making the furnishings you need, with innovations that make life easier, healthier and more rewarding. That’s been our attitude since the beginning.

As you’ll see throughout our website, Berkline offers a larger selection and more functional features than any other reclining furniture brand. You’re sure to find all the styles and fabrics that compliment your home, as well as all the comfort features that will help you relax and renew, every day.

We hope you enjoy your online visit as you explore the Berkline recliners, sofas, sectionals, and home theater seating that will keep you comfortable for years to come!

Palliser Home Theater Seating

“We build value with values.” The year was 1944. Abram Albert DeFehr, a Russian born immigrant to Canada, began making simple wooden pieces in the basement of his Winnipeg home. Within a few years, the fledgling business had moved from the basement into a former chicken barn, which became Palliser Furniture’s first factory.

Today, Palliser Furniture Upholstery Ltd. is a leading North American furniture company with local manufacturing facilities in Canada and Mexico. These centrally and strategically located plants allow us to provide prompt, cost efficient service and delivery to our valued clients across the continent.

Our Mission is to be a community of people dedicated to leadership in design, service, and customer value in the furniture industry.

Building on a heritage of faith, we aspire to:

• Demonstrate integrity in all relationships.
• Promote the dignity and value of each other.
• Respect the environment.
• Support our community.
• Strive for excellence in all we do.

Jaymar Home Theater Seating

Established in 1956, Jaymar is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of upholstered furniture. The 150,000 square foot modern production facility is located 30 minutes from downtown Montreal. Jaymar’s roots are firmly based on the proud European tradition of exquisite styling and savoir-faire. The experience is carried on by each of more than 200 employees in the production of every piece of furniture.

We are extremely proud of our more than 50-year history of industry leadership in fashion forward design inspirations as well as personalized custom order flexibility.

Jaymar sofas, sectionals, sleepers, chairs, motion furniture and, most recently introduced, our extensive line of Home Theatre seating, are sold through authorized retailers throughout North America. Our products are presented in our permanent showroom located in Terrebonne. We exhibit in three trade shows reserved to the industry: Toronto, Ontario, Las Vegas, Nevada, and High Point in North Carolina.

Our entire staff is dedicated to designing, building and promptly delivering the finest collection of upholstery in the world. The process includes the highest quality components, the final inspection, and wrapping and shipping. The ultimate goal of our Jaymar family members is customer satisfaction.

Seatcraft Home Theater Seating

SeatCraft Home Theater Seats are sold directly to the customer, so who better to listen to when it comes to new styles and features for our seats. Taking you into consideration we’ve manufactured our home theater seats in different high quality styles and popular colors. Equipped with features like space savers, power and manual recline, storage compartments, mid-ottomans, stainless steel cup holders, lumbar support, chaise loungers, full size seating, and last but not least, our famous low prices. Ask for our new loveseat configuration to help fit any SeatCraft style seat into your home theater space, whether large or small. This conversion is done right in our warehouse to speed up the process and get you your order as soon as possible. SeatCraft has a fully stocked inventory to keep up with the demand of their customers and strive for excellent customer service. With all these fabulous features, SeatCraft is a top seller in the home theater seating company.

Coaster Home Theater Seating

At Coaster our vision is to be a global enterprise, recognized throughout the world as distinguished by our employees, customers, and competitors. We will set the standard by which other home furnishing businesses measure their performance. Our hallmark will be the innovations, initiative and teamwork of our people, and our ability to anticipate and effectively respond to change and opportunity.

Our Mission is to be the best furniture distributor in America by way of exceeding customer expectations. We will offer the best value in merchandise and the finest service to our customers. Our goal will be met in efficient operations, utilizing teamwork, uncompromising respect and cooperation, and superior communications to provide for both our employees and customers.

Principal to our values is respect for the individual, the best customer service in the home furnishings industry and the pursuit of excellence. Coaster Company of America is one of the leading National Furniture Distributors in the United States with 7 branches nationwide and growing!

We have been in business for over 20 years with branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta, Florida, and Texas.

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What’s New: Seatcraft Apex Home Theater Seat

Looking to upgrade and furnish your home theater room? Or maybe you’re looking for a place to start? Look no further! Seatcraft has released a top-of-the-line seating option that is perfect for any space.

Seatcraft Apex

Unrivaled, the new Seatcraft Apex home theater seats are just the newest line of luxury available through Seatcraft. Thanks to this new line, you can now own the very best the home theater industry has to offer. Apex offers flawless stitching across the seats that will impress your guests with expert craftsmanship.

 

Features

Made from top grain leather 7000, the Apex seats are available in red, black, or brown to fit any color scheme. Seatcraft only uses the highest quality material so less maintenance is required and your seats will be show ready at all times.

The Apex offers power headrests, lumbar, and recline for the ultimate comfort. Add in a chaise-style padded footrest, and you have some of the most comfortable theater seats available.

One unique feature of the the Apex seating are the built-in Soundshaker transducers. Now you’re only an accessory away from a fully-immersive movie experience! You and your guests can enjoy the full movie experience with this unique feature!

The seats connect together in a straight row style. This way, you can have the traditional theater experience right in your own home!

LED lights are featured throughout the seats, both in the armrests and cup holders for easy visibility.

No matter your space, the Apex seat can work for you! The wallhugger feature allows these seats to be placed within 6 inches of a wall and still recline fully.

Accessories

Just like all Seatcraft chairs, the Apex is easily customizable!

Add a wine caddy for spill-free relaxation. This aluminum finished feature offers 360-degree rotation and a sturdy base that will help keep your seats spot free. The beveled edges and stainless steel finish will only add to the aesthetic appeal in your home theater.

Consider the adjustable tablet and phone holder for easy access to your favorite mobile devices. Like the wine caddy, this holder has a stainless steel finish and 360 degree rotation, but it also features a jointed elbow for easier vertical adjustment. The holder has a sturdy base that sits next to the cup holder for comfortable use of your tablet of phone.

If your home theater has turned into your quiet space for reading, add an LED reading light to your Apex chair. The LED light makes it easy to read your favorite book or magazine right in the comfort of your Seatcraft chair.

Now is the best time to upgrade, or get started on that dream home theater room! The Apex chair by Seatcraft is everything and more that you could expect from a theater seat. So don’t hesitate, make the upgrade today!

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3D Home Theater Mock-Ups

You’ve made the final decision. It’s finally time! New home theater is in the works and the planning has begun! 4Seating.com now offers a helpful tool that will show you home theater products in your room and take all of the guesswork out of planning. Images online can be deceiving or may not even apply to the space you have to work with. 4Seating.com’s new tool is a game changer for those who want to create the perfect theater right at home.

3D Home Theater Mock-Up

The new 3D Home Theater Mock-Up tool is designed with your home theater in mind. We recognize the reservations you may have about your purchases, so we have constructed this tool to help you make the right decision the first time around.

What is the 3D Home Theater Mock-Up?

This mock-up tool gives you the chance to see all your top picks in your own space. You send in photos of your future home theater room, and our designer creates the home theater of your dreams!

4Seating.com’s designers take 6 images of your space and use the dimension to insert color schemes and products. Then, we generate a materials list along with quotes based on the render. When you complete your order of Seatcraft products, the cost of the render is applied towards your purchase.

How much does it cost?

Other companies can charge upwards of $1,000 for tool such as this. Here at 4Seating.com, we charge a reasonable $399.00, plus this amount is taken off of your total when you complete your purchase of home theater seating and accessories.

What does the mock-up look like?

Here we have provided one example of rendered images using the 3D Home Theater Mock-Up. From these you can see how 4Seating.com experts take an image of an unfinished, blank space and turn it into your ideal home theater.

How do I place an order?

To take advantage of this valuable tool, or for more information, contact 4Seating.com in any of the following ways:

By phone: 1-800-407-8665
By fax: 1-562-231-1097
By email: renders@4seating.com

What paperwork do I need?

Print or download the PDF Render Order Sheet and write in all of your info. From here, a 4Seating.com expert will talk you through your design, layout, blueprints, and drawings to generate images and products that are best for your space.

So if you are hesitant about creating a home theater, the 3D Home Theater Mock-Up tool is a great place to start. Simply talk with our designers here at 4Seating.com and soon you will be on your way to enjoying your very own home theater.

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Home Theater

You’ve put in blood, sweat, tears, and hours to create the perfect home theater including your favorite Seatcraft chairs so now it’s time to take note on how to keep up appearances. Cleaning and maintaining your home theater can make all the difference when it comes to your movie viewing experience.

Running Audio Cables


Managing your audio cables improves sound as well as tidies up the space. Try to keep your cable runs as short as possible. Metal connectors are a more beneficial option over bare-wire ends. To avoid clutter, consider purchasing a sleeve to bundle cables together for a cleaner look. Another tactic is to run the wires behind baseboards to obscure them almost completely. Need more cable clutter fixes? We’ve got you covered here.

Speaker Cleaning
If your speakers are in a wood cabinet, know what type of wood you are working with to choose the proper cleaner. Knowing the finish will help you pick a solution that isn’t too harsh and might damage the wood. Do not use glass, bathroom, or kitchen cleaners. Oils are ideal for real wood while varnishes are used for vinyl or plywood.

When cleaning, use a soft cloth or cotton t-shirt instead of a paper towel that will leave behind white particles. If you’re cleaning away dust, a dry cloth will suffice. But if you are using an oil or varnish, have a wet cloth as well as a dry cloth. Use the cloth with solution first and then dry the area with the second, clean cloth.

A/V Cleaning
Dust, dirt, and pet hair can do long lasting damage to your A/V equipment so it’s important to keep up on maintenance. Make sure everything is ‘off’ before you begin cleaning. Only use spray cleaners meant for electronics. Switches should be cleaned with soft brushes as opposed to feather dusters. Do not use cleaners with harsh alcohols as they can damage your A/V equipment.

Projector Cleaning


If you have a television in your home theater, there are a few tips to keep the screen clean. Sprays can be harsh and leave behind streaks so stick to light dusting.

Most likely, you have a projector in your theater. It’s a good idea to clean your projector every time you change the light bulb or clean the air filter. Before cleaning, make sure the projector is unplugged and has cooled off completely. Before replacing the bulb or air filter, clean the vents of dust and pet hair. Much like with A/V cleaning, use a soft or microfiber cloth to clean the lens on the projector. A wet eyeglass wipe is another viable option for the lens. If you have used cleaning products, be sure to allow the projector to dry for at least 30 minutes.

Don’t forget about the screen! If the picture still isn’t clear after you have cleaned out your projector, you may have an issue with the screen. Check with the manufacturer for specific cleaning instructions, but it’s typically safe to use a dry cloth or warm water to wipe down the screen.

Seat Cleaning

Cleaning your favorite Seatcraft chair is not difficult, but it’s vital for longevity in your home theater. If you’ve chosen leather chairs, be sure to avoid placing them in direct sunlight, which can fade and damage the material. Use a moist cloth to wipe down the seats regularly for dirt and dust. Do not use harsh chemicals, which can cause the leather to fade. Read here for more tips and tricks to keep your Seatcraft chairs looking like new!

Don’t let all of your efforts go to waste. Cleaning and maintaining your theater can make all the difference in your movie experience. Follow these tips we have assembled and you will be sure to enjoy your Seatcraft chairs and home theater for years to come.

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The Power of Lumbar Support

A great home theater seat should not only look quality, but also FEEL like quality. Comfort and strong, lower back support should be staples in your chair selection. Daily routines often include extended periods of standing or sitting, which tend to increase the potential for significant back strain overtime. Even if lower back pain doesn’t pop up right away, the possibility for gradual damage is more likely if you’re not getting the support you need.

Control over every area of your life isn’t feasible. Sometimes, sitting at a desk and staring at a screen is part of the daily routine. Recent studies show that 70% of Americans believe they are sitting too much at work. This makes choosing a seat with lumbar support that much more important when the choice is yours. Lumbar support keeps the spine from overworking itself, allowing a pain-free, care-free experience every time you unwind. Comfort is an obvious priority, but what defines maximum support, extended relaxation, and style vary from person to person. You don’t purchase luxury home theater seating to curl up and fall asleep! You make the investment to enjoy gaming, sport events, and the occasional binge watching with complete comfort.

The best case scenario after sitting for an extended period of time is to get up and not feel stiff or sore! No one wants to sit for 20 minutes and get up to stretch because they feel uncomfortable in their seat. At Seatcraft, we carry a variety of customizable designs for seats and sectionals that take lumbar support seriously, providing comfort that lasts. Each chair has been topped with plush cushioning, made with high quality materials, and innovatively designed with lower back support in mind.

The Seatcraft Equinox, for example, features an adjustable power lumbar and adjustable headrest. You can fully recline, hook up your USB devices with ease, and most importantly, each individual can select personal settings while providing support at the push of a button.

Space is also an important factor to consider. Just because space is limited doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice comfort or style. The Seatcraft Napa takes all of these components into consideration, and then some. The storage-free arm reduces row width by over 10%, allowing more space in your confined area.

Just like the Equinox, there’s a power adjustable headrest, as well as that much needed power, adjustable lumbar support. The gap between the seat and footrest has been removed, creating a chaise lounge, so you can still really stretch out. The quality and comfort of this Spacesaver is innovative and, best of all, reasonably priced.

If you’re looking for a real crowd pleaser, check out the Seatcraft Vienna Sofa. It combines all the standout elements of the most popular designs, making it not only one of the most versatile options but, hands down, the most comfortable. It features power lumbar, power headrest, and power recline options. It also includes in-arm storage, USB charging ports, and many other convenient features to simplify and satisfy.

54% of Americans claim to have chronic lower back pain and the numbers keep going up. Join Seatcraft in planning ahead and putting comfort first, ensuring that back pain will be the last thing on your mind when it’s time to take a seat.

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A Guide To Choosing the Best Home Theater Seats

You’ve chosen the room, projector, screen, and speakers for your new home theater. Or, maybe on the opposite end of the spectrum – you’re just searching for a place to start. Either way, choosing the right theater seating can be one of the most important decisions for your movie viewing and gaming experience. All of the high-tech equipment will become irrelevant if you and your guests are uncomfortable in your seats. Whatever your theater experience, there are many Seatcraft chair options you can fall in love with!

Space Saver
Seatcraft Rapture Space Saver

When you’re in a small space, your seating choices can be limited. You want to optimize seating without compromising comfort. Seatcraft Rapture Space Saver seats are one possible option for wallhugger efficiency. This specific style can fully recline when placed within 7½ inches of a wall. The slim armrests also save width space, allowing you to add more chairs without sacrificing comfortable seating. Each chair still comes with a cupholder and other optional inserts for the full luxury seating experience.

Chaise Lounger
Seatcraft Grenada Chaise
Looking for a space saver that also provides full leg and body support? The Seatcraft Grenada Chaise can also recline within inches of a wall but still provide the comfort of a chaise lounge. This set also features cupholders, a swivel tray, and LED base lighting.

Comfort Seating
Seatcraft Swivel Cuddle Couch

If comfort is your top priority, consider a cuddle couch! The Seatcraft Swivel Cuddle Couch maximizes your relaxation time. This option is ideal if you are looking to put one or two seats in a smaller theater room. Snuggle up close with the kids or your loved one in this Seatcraft favorite.

Majestic
Seatcraft Regis
Does your home theater feature a vintage popcorn machine? Do you have a stash of Abba Zabas and Charleston Chews? Is your room filled with nostalgic movie posters? If so, Seatcraft Regis is the perfect fit for your personal theater! Enjoy old Hollywood glamour with this flashback style. These seats offer all the comfort of other Seatcraft products as well as memory foam toppers and cooling gel padding. Transport your guests to another time with this classic option.

Sectional
Seatcraft Entrada Sectional
If you have a larger space to work with and are looking for a statement piece, consider a sectional for your home theater. The Seatcraft Entrada Sectional is sure to impress. This curved seating option provides each movie viewer the real theater experience, including all the bells and whistles. Enjoy the benefits of a chaiselounger as well as wallhugger recliners. Multiple customization options allow you to choose a combination that best fits your movie room.

Stadium Seating
Seatcraft Monterey
For a true movie theater experience that will wow your guests, set up your theater room with a stadium seating arrangement. Start with a front row of Seatcraft Monterey seats that feature overstuffed headrests and in-arm storage. Bring another element to your viewing experience by adding Seatcraft Monterey Back Row seats. Stadium seating is your best option if you have a large theater room and a tiered floor. It will provide the most seating, all with a fantastic view, during your next flick.

Accessories
No matter which direction you go, almost all of the options above are customizable with Seatcraft accessories. With 360 degree rotation, the swivel table is a must for entertaining guests with popcorn and other movie treats. The wine caddy is perfect for any wine connoisseur. Easily added to most Seatcraft chairs, the wine caddy has an aluminum finish and sturdy base to help prevent spills and keep your chairs spotless. A cigar host is the perfect entertainment accessory for any cigar enthusiast. Create the atmosphere of a cigar lounge in the comfort of your own theater.

You can have all the right elements for the ideal home theater, but if you don’t have enjoyable seating, your guests will be less than impressed. There is an excellent option for any size and style home theater room you’re working with. Follow this guide, and you will have no problems creating your dream theater that is both functional and comfortable!

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Best Home Theater Accessories

A new 65’’ tv, speakers, or subwoofer may be some of the most thrilling pieces of equipment to purchase for your home theater, but adding some quality accessories truly completes a system. The new year means the chance to take your home theater to the next level. Here are the accessories trending in 2018, but more importantly, the ones built to last.

Light Up Cup Holder

The light up cup holder is proof that it’s truly the little things that count when it comes to creating an epic home theater. Nothing puts a damper on movie watching quite like fumbling around for a spot to set your drink, or worse, spilling it. This little seat accessory available in the Seatcraft Excalibur will take your cinema experience from easy to effortless in a big way. Its stainless steel, easy to clean, and topped off with a soft ambient glow ensuring the only thing distracting you is the big screen.

Universal Neck Pillow
The universal neck pillow is likely the one home theater accessory you never knew you always needed. Leave shifting, straining, and slinking in 2017, not your seat. It fits almost any seat, drapes over the back, and provides extended support. If you’re ready to move into your most relaxed position, this easy to adjust pillow is strongly advised.

SoundShaker Vibration Kit
Nothing says “Hear (and feel) me roar, 2018” like the groundbreaking SoundShaker. Whether hosting a movie night, watching the big game, or gaming, you’ll be fully immersed in every bit of the action without ever leaving your seat. This system is not only powerful and innovative, it’s easy to set up. Once you’ve felt this tech savvy simulation, your senses will never settle for less and your guests will be delighted you didn’t.

Wine Glass Caddy
We all know atmosphere is everything. When in need of a break from “adulting,” we sometimes like to have a little wine as well. Whether having a romantic evening or simply relaxing, you’ll need a place for your glass. The wine glass caddy elevates any home theater from standard to stylish in an instant. With it’s 360 degree rotation and no spill hook, you’ll be able to fit any glass with ease. Let us also mention that it’s incredibly sturdy.

Swivel Tray
Speaking of places to plop things down, no home theater is complete without one of these. Whether you’re looking for a perch for your phone, universal remote, or popcorn, you’ll be fully equipped with the much needed space to do so. While it’s always within reach, the sleek swivel design allows you to move it out of the way, really recline, and never worry again about all the things you once dropped between the seats.

Adjustable Tablet Holder
One of the most crucial assets for any home theater is having the freedom to do whatever you want with ease. In 2018, your tablet not only allows you to sync up and control what’s in front of you, it provides an escape while the kids watch their favorite movie for the fifteenth time. However, holding it can feel like a chore after a while. Having an adjustable tablet holder allows you to keep up with your emails and still kick back, hands free.

Wireless Headphones
Great sound is key. This includes blocking out all the noises that aren’t invited into your home theater. Hearing only the things you want is as important as hearing them clearly, and in this case, cordlessly. The good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There’s a wide variety of options that provide a sound full/sound proof experience without breaking the budget. If you’re looking for crisp sound and a super comfy feel, the Artiste ADH300 might be the way to go. But if you’re still not sure how much you’d like to spend or what exactly you’re looking for, Ideas in Life has created a line of extremely affordable 6-in-1 wireless headphones that are definitely worth a try.

Another “smart” way to get the most out of your home theater is to invest in this multifaceted gadget. Take the effort out of entertaining, have complete control, and stay in your seat. The latest universal remotes are easy to manage and compatible with almost every device out there.

The Logitech Harmony 350 is definitely a top pick for 2018. It’s just as versatile as many of the high end models, able to sync with your phone and access every inch of your home theater, but for about half the price.

Another economical yet tech savvy option is the Anymote. It converts almost any Android into a universal remote. The settings are easy to access and even easier to navigate.

Having a one of kind home theater means combining the latest technology with all those little touches that make it your own. With these easy upgrades, you’ll wow your guests, minimize set up time, and take the pressure off your hosting duties. Maybe you’re ready to clean up the clutter with swivel trays or feel the intense impact of each explosion with the SoundShaker. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s no time like the present to step, or in this case, take a seat, with the future of home entertainment with 4Seating.com.

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Finding the Right Home Theater Seat for Your Home

When setting up your ultimate home theater, you have to decide on a focal point – the TV/screen, the decor, or the seats? What’s it going to be? Of course in our minds, it’s all about the seats – after all, that’s where you’ll be planted for the next two hours as you catch up on the latest Marvel movie release! There are so many factors to consider, from the size to the style and ultimately the cost, that the idea of searching through the infinite possibilities is just overwhelming! Where do you even begin?! Don’t worry, readers, we are here to break down the search and decision process so your time is saved, and your mind is put at ease. First things first, you have to measure your home theater for dimensions. There’s nothing worse than choosing the seat of your dreams, only to get it home and realize that it is too big or small for the room!

What you’ll need to do is calculate the dimensions of your room, and what size of seat will best fit within those walls. You’ll want to make sure that there will be enough room around the theater seats for you and your guests to walk around comfortably, and that you place the seats in the perfect position to receive the best image from the television and perfect sound quality. It’s like they say, just like with real estate, it’s about location, location, location. So, make sure that your home theater and seats are in the perfect location!

The next step: Deciding how many you want and can accommodate in your space. It may seem like a small detail, but it helps determine the size and style of the seats, and how many you’ll need. If you’re the type of person who likes to reserve your home theater to close friends and family, then don’t spend money on a large quantity of seats and just keep it simple.

Go small and keep your theater nice and cozy for the entire party. Maybe try out cuddle seats for a totally different viewing experience! If you love to invite large groups of people over to your home and want a theater that can contain all their energy, then you’ll want to invest in the larger seats. Bring the entire gang together with Seatcraft sectionals or a few rows of your favorite Seatcraft chairs!

Ready to discover your inner designer? Seatcraft makes it easy to select your chairs and then custom design to fit your taste and budget! Choose from a wide variety of colors, finishes, leather, and upholstery! If your guests are the type to spill snacks and make a mess, try looking into vinyl and leather! They are more durable than fabric and are stain resistant! If you want a softer feel and the extra touch of comfort, fabric covered chairs will be the way to go.

Now, it is time to decide which extra amenities you want to be added onto your seats. Why limit yourself to a standard chair when you can take your seats to the next level of comfort and design?

There are many extras to choose from – like storage areas, cupholders, neck pillows, USB charging stations, and even refreshment consoles! The chair of your choice can also be altered to include lights inside the cup holders and underneath the seats, the option to recline, and can even include a separate ottoman or foot stool. Don’t be afraid to splurge a little on extra convenience and comfort!

In the end, for many, it’s all about budget. Figure out priorities and go from there. Building a beautiful home theater room doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a lot of planning, installation, and design involved. 4Seating.com and Seatcraft have created a great relationship where comfort and affordability meet to build lasting and loyal relationships with our customers. Design the seats for your home theater while saving a little mula along the way. Quality and dependability are what we’re built on!