There are many options to consider when purchasing a bar stool for your bar, restaurant or club. One important choice you will have to make is whether to buy wood or metal bars stools. Wood is considered more high end and is more classic in design while metal is more versatile both in design and locations used. Wood has a natural warmth and can upgrade your venue to a more upscale look while metal bar stools are ideal for venues that have an industrial or modern interior design.
When selecting a barstool for your restaurant, you will first need to choose which type of material that you would like. Each has their benefits: Iron cast, stainless steel, chrome or Aluminum? For a traditional look, consider iron cast. You can choose from different stain finishes so that they can match any décor that you have. For a modern look, consider an option like stainless steel, chrome or aluminum. Iron cast and stainless steel can be more durable and offer greater versatility, and can usually be used both indoors and outdoors.
A key factor in choosing your bart stool is the finish. Our wood bar stools come in several standard finishes such as mahogany, cherry or walnut and premium colors for an additional cost. A custom finish can also be made for the wood frame to match your decor. Metal mostly comes in black or clear coat finish with some custom options available for additional cost finish options. Another advantage to metal frames is the finish is more resistant to scratching and scuffing than wood.
Most commonly used in residential settings like kitchen islands and counters counter stools are approximately 12" lower compared to bar stools. In commercial settings they can sometimes be found at window counters, bars and open kitchen counters.
SEAT HEIGHT AND WIDTH
Seat height measures between 17" - 20". Recommended for 30" - 33" table heights.
Seat height measures between 23" - 28" and pair best with 35" - 37" table heights.
Seat height measures between 29" - 32" and should be paired with 41" - 43" table heights.
To ensure to ensure the right fit between your bar stools and bar tables all you need is to measure from the floor to the top of the counter or table, subtract 10 to 12 inches from the height and choose the right bar stool / counter stool to match the height and the restaurant's design. Don't forget: armrests may require more space.
Other measurements you need to consider are the spaces between each bar table and stools and between bar stools placed along a counter. You should leave between 26 to 30 inch space between each bar stool, measuring from the center of one stool to the next.