Bar Stools Height
The height of any
stool: bar, kitchen or other counter, is important and should be
considered carefully. The top of the seats of the bar stools should be
about 250mm - 350mm (or 10 to 13 inches) below the counters to maximize the
comfort for the users. Most of the time the measurement of the counter is
done from floor to counter bottom, but if the thickness of the counter is
extreme (more than a couple of inches) then this should be taken into
The height of the bar stools
are measured from floor to top of seat. The seat height could vary
slightly due to the swivel and foam used, but should not impact the
calculation in most cases. The back of the barstools are not considered for
the stool height calculation.
Normally bar stools
are 30 or 34 inches (about 760 or 860mm), sometimes as high as 36 inches
or 910mm. The height of 36 inch bar stools are unusual and we only make
these as a special request.
Kitchen counter stools
are normally 26 or 30 inches (660 or 760mm).
Dinner table stools or
bar chairs are normally 18 inches (or 460mm). Dinner table stools are unusual and
that is why we claim that the most standard barstools are 30 inches.
You will see that most of our images of bar stools are photos of 30
inch bar stools (30"). 30" stools can be used for both kitchen
and bar furniture.
If the stool has a
back and swivel then the seat will be at a slight angle of about 5
degrees. In this case we measure the height of the stool from floor to the
middle of the seat. The angle of the seat gives a more comfortable and
familiar feel and allows an easier lean into the backrest.
Our measurement is to
the top of an uncompressed foam bar stool. The compression results in a
loss of height of about 30-50mm. This should be taken into consideration
but should not impact the calculation.
Non-standard heights can be requested
for bar chairs but is not encouraged.
Please ask us if you
require any further assistance regarding bar stools, kitchen stools or
other counter stools and their heights.