Have you ever heard the phrase, “more nervous than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs?” It is relevant to understanding the difference between gliders and rockers to picture that scenario. If a cat (or even a person) is too close to the rocker, they can get a nasty pinch when the person in the chair is happily rocking away. A glider will not trap fingers or toes underneath because its movement is forward and back rather than in an arc.

Choosing between gliders and rockers depends on preference. Some like the movement of one over the other. There are other considerations to look at besides personal preference, however. For example, a glider is stationary so will not mark up your floor like a rocker can. Both gliders and rockers can provide a bit of a workout as they both use muscle strength to operate. In fact, there several health benefits involved with using them.

Because rockers do not have the moving parts that gliders do, they tend to last longer. However, if you go with a good quality glider and a company that can provide you with parts, you’ll enjoy a long life just the same.

Rocking, or gliding, is a motion many of us enjoy. New mothers quickly learn that a rocker or glider is ideal for calming their baby. Adults can find that slumbering in gliders and rockers is rather comforting, too. Combine that enjoyment with gliders and rockers suitable for outdoor use and you’ll be able to add in the relaxing feeling of being in nature.

Here at Patio Furniture Industries, we offer both gliders and rockers made of recycled poly materials that you can enjoy outdoors any season of the year. Whether you are looking for a rocker or a glider for one, two or even three people, you’ll love our styles. We also have 18 different colors to choose from. As is the case with all our outdoor patio furniture, you’ll enjoy our gliders and rockers for a lifetime. They are covered by our 20-year warranty against splintering, cracking, peeling, chipping, rot or bacterial decay under normal residential use. Contact us today to learn more.