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Review of the La-Z-Boy Brooks Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat, Sofa

September 8, 2021

Review of the La-Z-Boy Brooks Furniture Family: Recliner, Loveseat, Sofa

To be enjoyed in a family room, cozy cottage or in the basement, the Brooks furniture family is casual, practical, and most importantly, comfortable.

Racha Pharaon, a consultant at La-Z-Boy Hunt Club, says “the Brooks furniture family embodies the traditional and recognizable La-Z-Boy style”. 

With generous seating and padded arms, the Brooks offers an understated blend of comfort and function. The Brooks is perfect for enjoying reclining comfort, available as a recliner, loveseat, or sofa. Not to mention, its highly durable fabric is ideal for families with rambunctious children and pets. 

The Brooks furniture family is a great choice for many, but is it the right choice for you?

Read on for an in-depth review of the Brooks furniture family, including the recliner, loveseat, and sofa.

In this Review ...

  1. Brooks Family (Available Frame Options)
  2. Unique Features
  3. Sizes & Dimensions
  4. Options & Upgrades
  5. Cost
  6. Warranty
  7. Customer Reviews
  8. Is the Brooks Furniture Family Right for you?


Brooks Family (Available Frame Options)

The Brooks family offers casual comfort in a variety of shapes and sizes, ideal for both individual and shared comfort. At La-Z-Boy, we offer a Brooks Recliner, a Brooks Reclining Loveseat, and a Brooks Reclining Sofa.

Brooks Recliner

The Brooks Recliner is classic. With padded arms, a tall back, and tailored stitching, the Brooks Recliner offers an updated take on the traditional La-Z-Boy recliner. Depending on your preferences, the Brooks is offered as a Rocking Recliner or a Wall Recliner. 

When you’re not reclining, the Brooks Rocking Recliner acts as a relaxing rocker with a smooth, graceful motion.

The Brooks Wall Recliner can be placed mere inches from the wall. 

Both the rocking and wall recliners are available in either manual or power. In power, the Brooks recliners offer the additional upgrade of an adjustable headrest and lumbar support. Learn more about power in the options and upgrades section of the article.


Brooks Loveseat

The Brooks Reclining Loveseat is ideal for a couple who loves to snuggle up to one another. In fact, friends and other loved ones can also experience shared comfort in the Brooks Loveseat.

The Brooks Loveseat is offered in both manual and power options. Further, the Brooks Loveseat is offered with a console, and in power, you can upgrade for an adjustable headrest.


Brooks Sofa

The Brooks Reclining Sofa serves comfort for all! With three spacious cushions, the Brooks Sofa is available in manual and power. 

Like the Brooks Loveseat, in power, the Brooks Reclining Sofa can be upgraded to feature an adjustable headrest.


Unique Features

As previously mentioned, the Brooks furniture family is a casual blend of comfort and function, apart of the Family Favourites furniture style at La-Z-Boy. A thinner back, smaller arm posts, and top-stitching give the Brooks a clean look and tailored silhouette. 

Although the Brooks appears plush with generously sized chaise seats, Racha says the cushions offer firm support. In comparison to a seat that you might sink into, the Brooks has more of a flat seat that offers a supportive embrace. 

These high-grade foam cushions are constructed to maintain their comfort and appearance over time. Further, the Brooks is filled with double-picked blown fiberfill for improved cushion loft and shape retention

For more detailed information on cushions, take a look at the Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions

The Brooks products also have the ability to recline and raise your feet independently, providing a continuous zone of comfort. In the manual, simply pull the handle on the right side of the chair. In power, effortlessly use the 4-button control panel mounted on the outside arm. 

The power Brooks furniture also features a built-in USB port for conveniently powering mobile devices. 

Finally, the Brooks can take on any look as it is customizable in a variety of premium-grade fabrics and leathers that are tested to resist wear and fading. Depending on your style and preferences, the Brooks furniture family can seamlessly blend with an array of room styles.

Size & Dimensions

Whether you intend on purchasing the recliner, loveseat, or sofa, it is important that the size of your Brooks product is the right fit for you and your space!

When it comes to size, Racha says the Brooks furniture is not too big, nor too small. As an average-sized piece of furniture, the Brooks is versatile.

Although the Brooks furniture is average-sized, it is still crucial to measure your room in order to ensure that you have enough space for it to fit comfortably. 

Moreover, it is important to not only consider how the Brooks products will fit into your space but also how they will support your unique body type. Generally speaking, the Brooks furniture is best suited for individuals of an average height, between 5’4” and 5’9”.

With this being said, the supportive cushioning of the Brooks can still provide comfort to those who fall below or above this height range.

For more information about selecting the correct fit, take a look at our articles on Recliner Fit and Sofa Fit.

Brooks Recliner Dimensions (inches)

Body Depth: 37.5

Body Height: 40.5

Body Width: 35

Seat Depth: 19.5

Seat Height: 19

Seat Width: 21

Brooks Loveseat Dimensions (inches)

Body Depth: 40

Body Height: 41

Body Width: 63

Seat Depth: 21

Seat Height: 21.5

Seat Width: 45

Brooks Sofa Dimensions (inches)

Body Depth: 40

Body Height: 41

Body Width: 84

Seat Depth: 21

Seat Height: 21.5

Seat Width: 66

Options & Upgrades

Everything at La-Z-Boy is customizable, including the Brooks furniture family. 

Whether you are purchasing the Brooks recliner, loveseat, or sofa you have the ability to make it uniquely yours with a variety of options and upgrades.

Upholstery/Cover Options

First and foremost, the upholstery cover that you choose for your Brooks product has the ability to determine its overall look and feel. 

At La-Z-Boy, we have over 800 fabric and top-grade leather options offering something for every style and budget.

Within this wide selection of upholstery options, the Brooks family is also offered in premium-grade specialty fabrics. 

Stain Resistant

Innovative iClean technology surrounds each fabric fiber, creating a barrier that repels spills before they turn into stains.

Pet Friendly

Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause, to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric. 


Antimicrobial properties surround each fiber to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria. 


Superior stain and fade-resistant properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.

Eco Friendly

Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable, and made from recycled water bottles.

Seat Cushions

Raise the bar on comfort even higher by upgrading the seat cushions of your Brooks product.

Airformresponsive foam that conforms to your every curve allowing muscles to relax and rejuvenate. It features:

  • superior durability
  • stays cool and comfortable
  • soothing pressure relief
  • contoured support

Handle Options (Manual)

The manual Brooks products recline back with the pull of a handle. This handle can be customized to match your preferences. 

  • Standard Handle
  • Elongated Handle (adds 2 inches in length)
  • Arc Handle (brushed nickel or matte black finish)
  • Left Side Handle (brushed nickel or matte black finish)

Base Options (Manual Rocking Recliner)

The manual Brooks Rocking Recliner has an optional swivel base attachment. A swivel base allows you to gently swivel from side to side while still having the ability to rock and recline. 

The Brooks Rocking Recliner also has an optional tall base that adds to the overall height of the chair.

Console (Loveseat)

As previously mentioned, the Brooks Reclining Loveseat is offered with an optional middle console. Between the seats, a handy center console provides extra armrest space, hidden storage, and two cup holders.

It is important to note that the console adds to the overall size, specifically the length, of the Brooks Loveseat.


Power Upgrade

The Brooks Recliner, Loveseat, and Sofa are offered in both manual and power.

With the power upgrade, you can recline back with ease at just the touch of a button. Simply use the side-mounted 4-button control panel to recline and raise your feet independently for a wide range of relaxing positions. 

There’s even a built-in USB port to power your phone or tablet.

Headrest & Lumbar

In power, you have the option to further enhance the comfort of your Brooks Recliner, Loveseat, or Sofa by upgrading the adjustable headrest.

The power sofa is offered with an adjustable headrest and lumbar upgrade. 

A handheld wired controller operates the independent back and footrest, power tilt, power headrest, and power lumbar support


The products in the Brooks furniture family fall within the mid-price bracket on the market, while falling within the lower price bracket offered at La-Z-Boy.

In fact, Racha says Brooks furniture is a very affordable option offered at La-Z-Boy. 

The Brooks Recliner starts at $1,199 in manual and $1,699 in power. 

The Brooks reclining loveseat and sofa are considered “smart buy” at La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston. Smart Buys are determined as the entry-level style for each category (in this case reclining loveseat and sofa) and specially priced having the lowest, starting price point for the category.  

The Brooks Reclining Loveseat starts at $2,499 in manual and $2,999 in power. The Brooks Reclining Sofa starts at $2,529 in manual and $3,029 in power. 

These prices are subject to increase with customizations and upgrades. 

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change.  Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.


The products in the Brooks collection are covered by a limited lifetime warranty at La-Z-Boy in order to ensure the protection and satisfaction of your investment. 

The Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and the mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushions, are not meant to last a lifetime. These parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.

To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.

Customer Reviews

The Brooks products are enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy clients and are highly acclaimed. 

Take a look at how clients have reviewed the Brooks products out of 5 …

Brooks Rocking Recliner (manual)

4.8 Stars

Brooks Rocking Recliner (power)

4.8 Stars

Brooks Wall Recliner (manual)

5.0 Stars

Brooks Wall Recliner (power)

5.0 Stars

Brooks Reclining Loveseat (manual)

4.6 Stars

Brooks Reclining Loveseat (power)

5.0 Stars

Brooks Reclining Sofa (manual)

4.8 Stars

Brooks Reclining Sofa (power)

4.9 Stars

Star ratings can only tell you so much, find out what customers are saying about the Brooks products …

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Is the Brooks Furniture Family Right For You?

The Brooks Recliner, Loveseat, and Sofa are all fantastic products, but are they right for you?

Generally speaking, Racha says the Brooks furniture is ideal for a client looking for firm comfort and a casual style. Given that all the Brooks products recline, these products are suitable for someone who enjoys reclining back on a daily basis. 

When it comes to style, the Brooks furniture has a traditional La-Z-Boy look. A client looking for updated and modern furniture may not find what they are looking for in the Brooks, says Racha. 

More specifically, Racha says the Brooks products are perfect for families with children and pets. The comfortable and casual style paired with highly durable fabric is ideal for an active family. No need to worry about damage or spills. Families can enjoy Brooks products with ease. 

Finally, the Brooks furniture is very budget-friendly, ideal for someone looking for a convenient and affordable option. As previously mentioned, Racha says that the Brooks furniture is often on ‘smart buy’ at La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston, making it a great deal for many shoppers.

What's Next?

If the Brooks Recliner, Loveseat, or Sofa is what you are looking for, why not start shopping today?

Our expert consultants would be thrilled to ensure that the Brooks is the right fit and exactly what you are looking for. 

You may also consider taking advantage of our complimentary interior design services. Our talented designers can help you make fabric selections and customizations, seamlessly coordinating your Brooks furniture with your home decor. 

If the Brooks isn’t what you are looking for, even more reason to keep browsing and learn more about what we have to offer at La-Z-Boy. To get started, take a look at some of our best sellers:

Whether you are interested in the Brooks or something else entirely, visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston location to find what you are looking for today. If you prefer to plan in advance, schedule an appointment online.

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