Rockers were always a classic when it comes to offering the user a gentle relaxing rocking experience. It’s been proven useful and effective by nursing mothers and even old people who just want to calm their minds and soothe their aching bodies. But wouldn’t it be better if you could share that calming experience with a loved one or two? Glider benches work like rocking chairs but instead of a rocking motion, it glides smoothly, back and forth, along a floor. The advantage of gliders over rockers is that it doesn’t trap toes or cause those unfortunate rocking over children’s fingers.
Different Styles of Gliders
Double Glider – A double glider is a pair of glider benches that just doubles the fun. Why use it alone when you can use with the whole family.
Roofed Glider – A glider with a canopy to protect you from elements will make it a worry-free experience. Bonus – you can even customize your canopy by choosing the color.
Teak Glider – Teak has never failed to be a classic addition to any design, be it indoor or outdoor. It’s warm golden brown color is a fail-safe addition to a porch or garden if you have already existing outdoor furniture. Overtime, it weathers into a silvery, gray finish but the natural finish can be maintained through sealing and oiling the teak. It’s on the costly side, but is a great investment that will last for generations.
Brightly Colored Glider – If you want an accent piece for your porch or patio, a glider in a bright color amidst all the neutral finishes, can create a focal point in your outdoor area.
Recycled Plastic Glider – Do Mother Nature a favor and support recycled products. Not only is plastic a weather-proof material, it is also low-maintenance requiring only an occasional hose down. Plastic gliders can be placed even in moist places like the middle of a garden.
Rocking Glider – Get the best of both worlds by purchasing a rocking glider which offers its users the gentle rocking motion of a rocking bench or a glider if you want a smoother motion.
Also look for gliders with wide and long seats that allow you to move comfortably. Most gliders are 2 feet long up to 6 feet. Look for glider benches that come with cushions. This comes in handy if you plan to spend long periods of time in your glider.
Test it out
As with any other chair or bench, the best way to test if it’s right for you, is to test out a glider. A glider bench isn’t just your typical seat. This is something that you will likely use for relaxing on your porch or patio. Is the backrest a fit for your back? Check the recline angle of the back rest. Check as well the height for your shoulders. Check the gliding motion, if it’s smooth or if it creaks. Check for material. Glider benches are available in wood, plastic resin and iron.
A glider bench should be able to offer you a calm and relaxing experience which is perfect for everyone in your family.