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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.

While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable.

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.

Fabric & Leather Options

With over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, customers have a wide variety of colours, textures, and patterns to suit every taste and style.

When choosing fabrics, the Brooks comes in 10 select fabric covers with 2 different texturesSelect fabrics are specifically chosen to match a particular furniture frame and do not affect the starting price.

As for leather options, the Brooks is limited to recycled leather and leather match. It's important to remember that choosing any type of leather will result in additional costs for the furniture. You can learn more about La-Z-Boy’s Leather Selection by checking out this article.

Leather options, even select leather, will always increase the overall cost. Ultimately, choosing fabric or leather is up to you if you’re willing to spend more on leather products.

Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.

Alongside our extensive range of covers, the Brooks is also available in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits…

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.

Energy Restoration

Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.

Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, Brooks cushions can also be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture. This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably. 

For more information on whether this upgrade is right for you, view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue.

Optional Swivel Base

If you're interested, the Brooks rocking recliner is available with a swivel base for an extra cost. La-Z-Boy's swivel bases provide a 360-degree rotation, allowing you to easily turn and face any direction.

You can also upgrade your swivel base into a power swivel recliner, which can swivel at the touch of a button. The power swivel base, however, only rotates 165 degrees to prevent the power cord from getting tangled within the furniture frame.

To learn more about our Swivel Chair options, check out our list of Swivel Accent Chairs.

Handle Options

To add more style to your La-Z-Boy manual recliner, you have the option to customize the length and material of the convenient reclining handle.

At an extra cost, you can opt to elongate the handle if you find it too short for your comfort. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of materials for the handle, including wooden, brushed nickel, or matte black. The chrome handle can also be elongated, matching the wooden one in size.

What’s more, for all left-handed users, you can change your handle from the standard right side to the left. This also comes at an additional cost.

Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest & Lumbar


You can upgrade the Brooks recliners, loveseat and sofa to power. 


Instead of using a handle or a latch, like with manual furniture, the power recliner has a wireless remote on the right side of the chair. With this, you can recline at the touch of a button, as well as control the adjustable headrest support.


The adjustable headrest allows you to move the head of the recliner from 0-55 degrees, giving you more range of motion with your reclining positions. 


You can also control the lower lumbar area of your recliner with the wireless remote. In this case, the lumbar support can expand 3 inches out or deflate to perfectly match the unique curvature of your lumbar spine. 


What’s more, the recliners have USB ports next to the control panels to charge your electronic devices, as well as two memory settings that allow you to save any of your favourite relaxing positions. This way, you can easily recline back to the position you favour quickly and accurately. 


If you need help with learning about the controls, check out La-Z-Boy Power Furniture: How to Use the Control Panel & Remote


All power upgrades can be cordless, thanks to our rechargeable battery pack. With this, you can place your power recliners anywhere without worrying about plugging them into an electrical outlet.


To learn more about battery packs, read this Review of the Rechargeable Battery Pack offered at La-Z-Boy.


To learn more about the headrest & lumbar upgrade, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.

Console (Loveseat)

The Brooks Loveseat has the option to include a console in the middle of the seat. This handy center console adds extra storage

Cup holders are also included, meaning you can sit back and relax without getting up to grab a drink. Further, the console offers an interior electronic charging input instead of the ports outside the loveseat, as well as a light-up function, so you can easily see your drinks in the dark.





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.

While the cost of the Brooks is considered standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive in the market. This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products.

Brooks Rocking Recliner

Brooks Wall Recliner

Brooks Reclining Loveseat

Brooks Reclining Sofa

Starting Price


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Please note that La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change without notice. Information is current as of June 20, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.



The Brooks is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.

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

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.


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

4.8 Stars

Brooks Wall Recliner

5.0 Stars

Brooks Reclining Loveseat

4.6 Stars

Brooks Reclining Sofa

4.8 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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