This is a Flexsteel set that is always the "Top of the Line" in everyone's estimation. The fabric is a beautiful, burgundy microfiber that will add a great touch of subdued color to the living room or den. It is effortless to recline because it is powered, and must be plugged into an electrical outlet. The reclining motion is smooth, quiet, simple to operate with a two part divided switch mounted on the side of each piece. This enables each seat to recline seperately to a desired level and maintains the position very securely. The power unit has a five year warranty and is very reliable.