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Leather Bar Stools

Bar stools provide fantastic, low-imprint seating options for homes and businesses. And leather bar stools offer the excellent, low-maintenance qualities of leather and can prove a punchy addition to any room's decor. When considering leather bar stools, there are many important qualities to research: the type and colour of the leather, the stool height and the stool seat type.

Bar Stool Leather Types

There are actually many different kinds of leather, each with different qualities and treatments which can affect the appearance, feel and even durability. Full-grain leather stools, for example, utilise the full thickness of a leather hide, and are very durable, but may need periodic care for the leather. Split-grain leather is ultra thin, with the hide split to half the width. Suede leather bar stools have a roughened, supple texture. This type of leather is easy to care for and very durable.

Leather Bar Stool Height Options

Leather bar stools come in three common height ranges: counter height, bar height and extra tall bar height. Most counter height bar stools are between 61 and 64 cm tall, with standard bar stools typically around 76 cm tall. Extra tall stools are generally between 86 and 91.5 cm tall.

Leather Bar Stool Seat Type

There are many kinds of stool seats to consider, including backless stools, swivel options, stools with arms and even upholstered varieties. Backless leather bar stools have a small seat width and often take up the least amount of space. Swivel stools have the same properties, but also have mechanisms allowing the seats to turn, usually in a full circle. Stools with arms provide more support to people's backs and arms, which is ideal for those who prefer to lean while sitting. Upholstered bar stools pair upholstered fabric alongside the leather for an additional pop to a room's decor.

Leather Bar Stools by Room

It's also important to select leather bar stools for the room they're meant for. For example, kitchen leather bar stools are likely to be counter height with low imprints, so that they take less kitchen space. By contrast, dining room leather bar stools may be larger and more ornate.

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