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Finding the just the right stools for your classroom or café can be tricky. It's best to consider a stool's height, material and features before you make any big investments. This will ensure that you make the very best purchase for your space.
Choosing the right stool height is critical. Before you make a purchase, measure the height of the counter or tabletop (from the floor up) where your stools will be placed and use our chart of standard heights below to determine the best stool height for you. A good rule of thumb is to leave about 9 to 13 inches between the stool seat and the counter/tabletop for maximum comfort.
|Table Height||Counter Height||Bar Height|
|Surface Height||28" - 30"||36" - 39"||40" - 42"|
|Stool Height||18" - 20"||24" - 26"||28" - 30"|
Stools are generally wood, plastic or metal, and may or may not have vinyl or cloth seat padding. Think about where your stools will be used before you choose a material.
Generally speaking, soft plastic stools with vinyl seat padding are great for cafés and bistros, while solid metal stools are ideal for science labs and medical offices. Wood stools are excellent for art rooms, offices and classrooms.
There are several features to consider before you purchase stools. Would you like your stool to have a foot ring, or an adjustable back rest? These features are ideal if people will be using the stools for long periods of time. Locking casters are especially useful if people need to move frequently throughout a space. Plus, stools with casters can be easily rolled under tables to save space.
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