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Review of the La-Z-Boy Rowan Recliner

December 2, 2019

The La-Z-Boy Rowan Recliner - Review


In this review, find out why the Rowan Recliner is the 2nd best-selling recliner in Ottawa and Kingston next to the Pinnacle!


Lina Najia is the assistant manager at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor in Kanata. During her four years working for La-Z-Boy Ottawa Kingston, she has helped fit hundreds of customers to their perfect recliner.


Lina says the Rowan chair is one of her favourites; it’s a comfy seat, and she sells many of them. It has excellent support for the back of the head and at the same time, has sleek lines to give it a more contemporary look.

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Many people love the look of the chair in leather, “it looks sharp!” She says, “it looks nice when paired with a non-reclining sofa because it gives you a reclining option in the room that isn’t too puffy. The scale of the Rowan also goes well with a non-reclining sofa such as the Meyer or the Bexley.”

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Unique Features


The Rowan Recliner epitomizes the perfect fusion of style and comfort, showcasing a harmonious blend of elegance and coziness.


Its sleek design belies the remarkable functionality of its flared arms, ingeniously engineered to optimize the seating area.


Effortlessly elevate your relaxation experience by employing the convenient handle located on the outer arm, allowing you to effortlessly raise the legrest for indulging in a captivating read, unwinding after a long day, or immersing yourself in your favourite TV shows.


Emphasizing versatility, the Rowan Recliner offers three enticing options to suit your preferences: the wall recliner, rocking recliner, or gliding recliner.

Rowan CTAThe Rocking Recliner


The Rowan Rocking Recliner is the basic non-power option. Use the convenient handle on the outside arm to raise the leg rest relaxing. When you’re not reclining, it’s a rocker with a smooth, graceful motion.


The Wall Recliner


The Rowan Wall Recliner is the same as the rocker recliner and you can place it inches from the wall to save space. 


The Glider Recliner


Rowan Glider Recliner offers a gliding option to the recliner. It provides all the same features as the rocker recliner but instead provides a smooth glide and swivel motion. The glider works well for new parents looking for a chair to soothe and comfort their newborns. This option isn’t available with power. 


Size & Dimensions


The size and dimensions can tell you a lot about a furniture item. To ensure that the Rowan can fit in your home, it is always important to measure your space.


The Rowan chair has a relatively small scale while still being able to accommodate people of a broad range of sizes. It could be best suited for individuals of average to tall height.  


The seat width is a little wider than the Pinnacle to accommodate different sizes.


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. 

This is why we highly recommend coming in-store and taking a sit test to determine if the Rowan is right for your unique body type. To learn more, take a look at our article How to Find a Recliner That is The Best Fit For You.


Rowan Recliner Dimensions (Inches)


Rocking/Wall/Gliding Recliner Weight: 70/77/106 lbs

Body Depth: 39 in.

Body Height: 41 in.

Body Width: 34 in.

Seat Depth: 21 in.

Seat Height: 20 in.

Seat Width: 22.5 in.


Options & Upgrades


Everything at La-Z-Boy is customizable, including the Rowan collection. 


Whether you are purchasing the Rocking, Gliding, or Wall Recliner, 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.


The Rowan Recliner is offered in 8 select fabrics and 2 select leathers that are chosen to complement the product's unique look and particular frame. The select fabrics do not increase the base price. 


If you want more colour choices, there are Custom Leather or Custom Leather Plus options. However, these do come at an additional cost. To learn more about La-Z-Boy’s Leather Selectioncheck 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.


In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Rowan is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits…

Stain Resistant Covers


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 Covers


Antimicrobial properties surround each fiber to protect against mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. 




Superior stain and fade resistance 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.


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Cushion Upgrade


At an additional cost, Rowan 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 view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

Power Upgrade with Adjustable Headrest


You can upgrade the Rowan rocking and wall recliner to power. 


Unlike manual furniture that uses a handle or latch, power recliners come with a control panel or a wireless remote for easy reclining at the touch of a button. You can also adjust the headrest support with this convenient feature.


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.


What’s more, the recliners have USB ports next to the control panels to charge your electronic devices and 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. 


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.

Adjustable Lumbar Support


The Rowan can also be upgraded to include adjustable lumbar support for an additional cost when choosing the power option.


Like the headrest feature, you can 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. 


To help you decide of the headrest & lumbar upgrade is right for you, check out the Review of La-Z-Boy Power Recliners with the Headrest & Lumbar Feature.


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.


Optional Swivel Base 


If you're interested, the Rowan rocking or wall 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 recline 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.

Finish Options


Transform the look of your Rowan Recliner by uniquely customizing the wood finish on the base. The standard wood finish is Brown Mohogany but you can also choose from the following options:


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The Rowan Recliner falls within the mid-high price range at La-Z-Boy. 


While the cost of the Rowan is considered quite 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. 

With this, the investment tends to be worthwhile if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.



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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 May 30, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.




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


Customer Reviews


This recliner currently has a five-star rating in North America:

La-Z-Boy Rowan Recliner -Reviews


Star - Review

“This chair is so comfortable and has many different positions you can adjust. The head cushion settings and the lumbar settings are just a few that can be customized. My husband broke his back years ago and has always complained about a chair hurting his back. He hasn’t complained once since we purchased this chair. We love it. [sic]“ Chris and roger E

Star - Review

“I love my new rocker/recliner. First, I love that it’s a rocking chair but I can stretch out when I need to. It’s super comfortable and somewhat compact I was able to fit it in a small den with no issues. My husband says it’s his, but it’s mine!!!![sic]” Maureen 

Star Review 

“I love everything about the recliner glider except it’s hard to get it to glide and it will rock instead of glide. I’ve used gliders before and they were much easier to glide. It is a very comfortable chair and the fabric seems very durable.[sic]” Denise P

Star - Review

“Thank you to Tarek at Lazy Boy Gallery for all of your help in choosing our beautiful new sofa and Cadillac recliner chair – that I may never get my husband out of! The delivery team was well informed on the products and gave us a demo on how to use the chair. They were polite and on time!” Mary of Kanata, Ontario

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Is the Rowan Recliner Right For You?


Because the Rowan has flared arms and the top of the chair has a square shape, people think it will take up a lot of space. It will take a little more space than the Pinnacle but not much. If you are looking for a leather recliner, the Rowan works well in leather.


The Rowan has a bit more flare but doesn’t have the same lumbar support. It also won’t support your arm, the same way as the Pinnacle with a rolled armrest.


It’s essential to try the chair before you buy so you can find your perfect seat. Most of the time, comfort wins out over style; in the Rowan, you get the best of both worlds.

What's Next?


If the Rowan Recliner is what you are looking for, why not start shopping today?

Our expert consultants would be thrilled to ensure that the Addison is the right fit for your space and the exact style you are looking for. 


You may also consider taking advantage of our complimentary interior design services.

Our talented designer experts can help you make fabric selections and customizations, seamlessly coordinating your Rowan Recliner with your home decor. 


If the Rowan Recliner isn’t exactly the right fit, you may find what you are looking for in one of the following:



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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