Of all bar stools, bar stools with backs are probably the most comfortable because they support the user’s back and are most comfortable to sit in for a prolonged period of time. The back support also makes this type of stool safer for young children and seniors to sit on. Additional features such as cushions, wide seats, and arm and footrests make for the comfiest long-term seating. If you’re looking to use full back bar stools in your café or bar, then make sure they complement your existing furniture.
Why should I worry about the comfort of bar stools?
The style of your bar stools helps influence the actions of your customers. For example, a backless metal stool isn’t the most comfortable seating in the world and is a good choice if you want customers to simply drink up and go. Bar stools with backs, on the other hand, are more comfortable and, if a customer is feeling comfortable and relaxed, they are more likely to stay longer and order another drink or even some food.
Which full back stools are the most versatile?
Generally speaking, bar stools which have adjustable seats and those in fairly neutral colours are the most versatile and should fit in with most decors.
Don’t bar stools with backs take up a lot of room?
If your space is limited, then yes bar stools with backs are probably not the best choice for you, because unlike backless stools they can’t be pushed beneath a counter or a table when they’re not in use. So in that respect, they do take up more room. Another consideration is that most bar stools with backs do not stack, unlike their backless counterparts.
What about materials? What is my best option?
Our bar stools with backs come in a variety of materials including wood, metal and polypropylene and they each have their own particular advantages. For instance, metal barstools tend to be lightweight, yet strong so they’re easy to move around. Wooden bar stools look more traditional and cosy but they can be heavy to move from one place to another. Polypropylene stools are designed for outdoor use and come in a wide variety of styles and colours.
One final thing to consider when choosing your bar stools with backs is the fact that customers will be drinking and eating while seated, so if you’re looking for an upholstered stool then choose one which can be easily washed or wiped down should any spillages occur.
Why not check out our bar stools and browse our online store for more information. Alternatively, if you’d like to see our bar stools up close, then why not drop by our showrooms in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. Our helpful staff will be pleased to answer any questions and help with your choice.