By Ursula Wirtz on January 23 2019 00:50:17
A very common piece of furniture in the home is the bar stool. They come in handy in all kinds of places, from the kitchen to the balcony to the bar. Stools aren`t just for the bar anymore. More and more households have them as furniture. The great advantage of a bar stool is that its height enables you to sit right at the counter height. If you have a large kitchen with an island in it, a few bar stools let you turn that island into a breakfast table or a place to relax and read the newspaper.
There are many materials from which stools are built. At first, wood was used as the basic material. With time the designers started combinations between wood, which was used in 80 percent of the stool bar and 20 percent insertion of metal. In time, the elements of chrome have become more attractive and wood was replaced in many cases in 100 percent with metal.
Bar stools are becoming increasing popular for use in homes nowadays and two types of bar stools that seem to be showing up in all kinds of home decorating situations are plastic and padded bar stools. Let`s take a look at why these two types of stools are increasing in popularity.
Restaurant furniture can be a large investment, taking proper care of wood stools can significantly expand their life, be sure to read the manufacturer`s care instructions. Clean spills immediately, this can be difficult in a busy bar environment but an upholstered bar stool can quickly become ruined if liquor or other items stain the seat area. The faster the spill is cleaned up, the less time the spill has to soak into the fabric. Try and avoid positioning bar stools too close to walls as they will rub on the wall and damage both the wall and the stool. Try and encourage customers to not lean back on two legs, not only can this lead to an injury claim if the customer falls, it also puts a large strain on the back legs and the back of the seat which can cause either area to fracture under the tension.
Wooden stools shouldn`t be placed in a setting where they are exposed to extreme dry or humid conditions. Wooden bar stools will dispel or attract moisture depending on the environment conditions. As the wood furniture absorbs moisture from the air around it in a humid environment it will swell just as it will contract when exposed to an extremely dry environment. There is a natural cycle for all wood furniture but when taken to extremes it can cause the wood to crack, weaken, or split over time.
It`s easy to understand why padded stools are becoming so popular. If there is one thing that people like it is comfort and having the cushion that stools provides is a wonderful way to relax in comfort while eating, playing cards or other games or enjoying breakfast or that late night snack. Padded bar stools can be something as utilitarian as a chrome bar stool with a padded seat that you use while having breakfast at the kitchen island or in the breakfast nook at that old fashion soda shop table. These bar stools can be little more than a seat cushion on top of the stool to something with a cushioned back as well as seat.
Many plastic bar stools have a metal base to help make them more durable and long lasting and when purchasing this type of stool look for ones where the seat plastic extends down the metal base as they seem to last longer than the ones with just a seat mounted on the base.
A lot of commercial bars typically feature bar stools with round seats; as such, the appropriate cushions would be round bar stool cushions. In order to cut cost, several bars feature wooden topped round bar stools rather than cushioned stools. While I believe there`s nothing wrong with that, it shouldn`t be at the expense of the customer`s satisfaction! How much can cushions cost? Despite their minimal cost, round bar stool cushions make a lot of difference in keeping a bar`s clientele coming back. By the way if the bar you frequent as a customer does not have round bar stool cushions, change it!
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