We want shopping at Barstools.com to be an easy, enjoyable experience. By following the three basic steps outlined in this simple buying guide, you can be sure to find the perfect bar stools so you can order with confidence.
Step 1 - Measure
Measure the height of your counter or table. We recommend measuring twice, as your counter or table height will determine the proper bar stool height. Once you know your counter or table height, simply match this with the appropriate diagram below to find the correct bar stools. That's all there is to it!
Feel free to use these illustrative diagrams as a reference for measuring points. Note that all bar stool "seat height" measurements refer to the distance from the floor to the top of the seat.
Counter-Height Stools. A counter-height bar stool is commonly 23-28 inches from the floor to the seat (23- to 28-inch seat height). Pair counter-height bars tools with 35 to 37-inch table heights.
Bar-Height Stools. A bar-height bar stool is commonly 29-32 inches from the floor to the seat (29 to 32-inch seat height). Pair bar-height bar stools with 41 to 43-inch table heights.
Extra-Tall Stools. An extra-tall bar stool is commonly 33-36 inches from the floor to the seat (33 to 36-inch seat height). Pair extra-tall bar stools with 44 to 47-inch table heights.
Step 2 - Determine how many bar stools you need
Figuring out the right number of bar stools for your counter or pub table is easy. Follow the industry standard, which is to allow 26-30 inches between the centers of each bar stool. This will provide adequate spacing for people to eat, drink, and socialize.
Step 3 - Choose your bar stools
It's really that easy! Now that you have successfully determined the correct size and quantity of bar stools for your table or counter, you're ready for the fun part: it's time to start shopping - have fun!
Barstools.com offers thousands of bar stools in an extensive variety of styles and materials. Choose from bar stools with or without seat backs, with or without armrests, swivel or non-swivel, upholstered or non-upholstered, adjustable or stationary, and more. The perfect bar stools for you are here, and we can help you find them!