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26 inch or 30 inch Counter and Bar Height Stools

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26 Inch Stools

Generally known as counter height, a 26 inch stool is an ideal height for a 36 inch high counter or counter high table. With enough room for your legs — from seat to counter top — this height gives a 10 inch gap which falls into the general rule of 10 to 12 inches from seat to counter top.

It was thought years ago, and still considered today by many, that a 24 inch high stool is required for a counter high top, but this theory is no longer true with today’s expert studies in the bar stool field.

Twenty-four inch is considered too low, even in the 10 to 12 inch standard gap. Even with a 10 inch spread from seat to countertop, still the ideal height is 26 inches for optimal comfort.

The average counter height, today, is 36 to 37 inches high, hence the 26 inch counter stool. Note, the 26 inch stool is typically measured from the floor to the top of the seat.

Whether you’re tall or short, the 26 inch high stool has the ideal comfort zone for everyone.

The counter height stool is mostly found in kitchens and dining rooms. This is because it’s the more preferred height in the most used rooms on a daily basis. This height is easier to get in and out of it at any age.

We select only the finest quality stools with the utmost comfort and durability here at Barstool Comforts.

30 Inch Stools

A 30 inch bar stool is a perfect height for a pub table, a bar, or a bar high counter. A standard bar is 42 inches high which is perfect for a 30 inch stool, giving a difference of 12 inches between the seat and the top of the bar.

The 30 inch high stool can also accommodate a 41 inch high bar.

The standard distance from seat to bar top should be no less than 8 inches and no more than 12 inches.

Bar height stools work great with arms. Thirty inch stools are higher than a counter stool so this makes getting in and out of them, a little harder. The arms act as a support when lifting yourself into them.

Make sure the measurement, from the floor to the top of the arm, clears the bottom of the counter by at least 1 inch (see measurements on our product pages). Also, the footrest measurement is the same distance from the footrest to floor, whether it’s a counter or bar height stool.

On stools where the legs flare out, the bar high stools will have legs slightly wider at the bottom than a counter high stool for better stability.

If the legs go straight down to the floor (no flare or curve), the legs will obviously be the same width for bar and counter height.

The seat and back will always be the same size, whether it’s a counter height stool or a bar height stool.

Once you know which height you need, use our website to browse the selection we have. These are the most durable and most comfortable stools you will find on the internet. Being in the business for over 20 years and having a showroom where we have personally sat on these stools, we have only given you the best selection. You will love these stools for many years, and they will last you for decades.

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #97 Modern Backless Stool $225.00 $199.00

    #97 Modern Backless Stool

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  • Sale! Holland's 3000 Georgian Backless Swivel Stool with Blue Seat and Black Metal Frame $172.00 $149.00

    3000 Georgian Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Holland #3020 Backless Swivel Stool in fabric, Allante Beechwood $172.00 $149.00

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  • Sale! 3110 Hampton Black Wood Stool $210.00 $199.00

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  • Sale! Holland's #3120 Hampton Black Wood Stool with Blue Seat Cushion, Backrest and Footrest $219.00 $209.00

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  • Sale! 3130 Hampton Medium Wood Stool in Tan Fabric $219.00 $209.00

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  • Sale! 3140 Hampton Black Wood Stool with Ladder Back and Seat Cushion Axis Denim $219.00 $209.00

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  • Sale! 3160 Hampton Dark Cherry Wood Stool in Brown Vinyl $250.00 $239.00

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  • Sale! Holland Bar Stool Co. 900 Laser Backless Swivel Stool with Allante Wine $220.00 $179.00

    900 Laser Backless Swivel Bar Stool 30″

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  • Sale! Amisco Aaron Backless Stool with Linear Base $170.00 $159.00

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  • Sale! Aaron Backless Stool with Wood Seat $210.00 $199.00

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  • Sale! Trica Adam Backless Swivel Stool $200.00 $186.00

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  • Sale! Fairfield's Albany Wooden Bar Stool with Arms and Back $700.00 $679.00

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  • Sale! Woodard's All-Weather Padded Bar Stool with Tall Backrest, 30" Bar Height $450.00 $439.40

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  • Sale! Trica's Allan Swivel Counter Stool in Mahogany Wood Finish on Back, Thick Seat Cushion and Metal Frame $355.00 $344.00

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  • Sale! Callee's Ambridge Swivel Counter Stool with Curved Back in Black $350.00 $325.00

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  • Sale! Callee Americana Backless Swivel Stool $230.00 $215.00

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  • Sale! Callee Americana Swivel Stool with Low Back $350.00 $325.00

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  • Sale! Amisco's Annabelle Swivel Barstool with Distressed Solid Wood Trim on Back, Metal Frame and Seat Cushion $330.00 $319.00

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  • Sale! Amisco's Annabelle Swivel Bar Stool with Distressed Solid Wood Back and Seat, Metal Frame and Footrest $400.00 $389.00

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  • Sale! Fairfield Chair's Anthony Wooden Bar Stool with Tall Upholstered Back and Seat with Wood Frame $750.00 $719.00

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  • Sale! Fairfield's Appollo Stationary Bar Stool with Upholstered Seat and Back in Bronze $600.00 $589.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Aramis Swivel Counter Stool with Cross Back in Cocoa metal $300.00 $294.00

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  • Sale! Arcadia Swivel Stool in Sun Bronze and Ford Dune by Callee $310.00 $295.00

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  • Sale! Callee Arcadia Backless Swivel Bar Stool $230.00 $215.00

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  • Sale! Callee Arcadia Metal Swivel Stool with Tall Back $320.00 $295.00

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Backless Screw Stool with Seat Cushion $310.00 $289.00

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Backless Screw Metal Stool with Wood Seat $350.00 $332.00

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  • Sale! Amisco's Architect Industrial Bar Stool Bench with Wood on Seat and Back with Metal Base $700.00 $689.00

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  • Sale! Amisco's Architect Industrial Barstool Bench with Distressed Wood Back and Seat Cushion, Metal Legs $700.00 $655.00

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Screw Stool with Metal Backrest and Fabric Seating $340.00 $322.00

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Swivel Bar Stool in Brown $370.00 $345.00

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  • Sale! Fairfield Chair's Ardmore Transitional Armless Bar Stool with Back $700.00 $638.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Art Collection 1 Armless Swivel Counter Stool in Black Metal Finish, Purple Seat Cushion and Wine Glass, Wine Bottle and Grapes Cut-Out on Backrest $250.00 $228.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Art Collection Swivel Stool with Wood Seat and Fisherman Back Design in Traditional Kitchen $320.00 $294.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Art Collection Swivel Bar Stool with Arms and Duck with Grass and Pond Laser Cut-Out on Backrest $270.00 $258.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Arthur Armless Swivel Bar Stool with Button-Tufted Upholstered Back and Seat - Shown in Black Metal Frame and Gray Seat $380.00 $364.00

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  • Sale! Fairfield's Ashton Wooden Bar Stool with Arms in Vinyl Cushion $750.00 $719.00

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Atlanta Backless Swivel Metal Stool in Ivory with Round Seat Cushion $250.00 $219.00

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Atlanta Swivel Bar Stool with Curved Padded Back and Round Seat Cushion $350.00 $329.00

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  • Sale! Atlantis Commercial-Grade Outdoor Aluminum Stool $560.00 $539.00

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #186 Atlas Backless Swivel Stool $225.00 $209.00

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  • Sale! Woodard's Aurora Stationary Outdoor Patio Bar Stool with Back and Seat Cushion $420.00 $392.60

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  • Sale! Woodard's Aurora Swivel Outdoor Bar Stool with Arms and Seat Cushion in Sand Color $420.00 $392.60

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  • Sale! Bailey Swivel Stool with Medium Gray vinyl seat color $310.00 $295.00

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  • Sale! Bailey Backless Swivel Bar Stool for Modern Kitchens $230.00 $215.00

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  • Sale! Callee Bailey Swivel Bar Stool with Low Metal Back $310.00 $295.00

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  • Sale! Callee Bailey Swivel Stool with Upholstered Low Back $350.00 $339.00

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  • Sale! Woodard's Baja Strap Outdoor Stationary Bar Stool 30" with Arms $310.00 $291.85

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  • Sale! Callee Baldwin Swivel Stool with Flintrock Grey metal finish and Newcastle Slate vinyl $310.00 $295.00

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  • Sale! Callee Baldwin Backless Swivel Stool $230.00 $215.00

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  • Sale! Callee's Baldwin Swivel Stool for Beach Homes $310.00 $295.00

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Bali Metal Backless Swivel Stool in Stainless Steel with Round Seat Cushion $250.00 $219.00

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Bali Swivel Bar Stool with Low Back shown in Stainless Steel metal finish and White seat and back cushion $350.00 $339.00

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Baltimore Backless Swivel Bar Stool with Round Seat and Slightly Flared Legs $250.00 $219.00

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  • Sale! Wesley Allen's Baltimore Backless Swivel Bar Stool with Metal Back in Stainless and Round Seat Cushion $300.00 $283.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Bambusa Swivel Bar Stool with Natural Wood Trim on Back, Cross Back Design, Wide Seat Cushion, and Silver Metal Frame $550.00 $522.00

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  • Sale! Trica's Bambusa 2 Brown Swivel Bar Stool with Arms, Wood Trim on Back, Cross Back Design, Wide Seat Cushion and Metal Frame $650.00 $624.00

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  • Sale! Callee Barrel Swivel Stool with Low Back in Modern Kitchen $330.00 $314.00

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  • Sale! Amisco's Barry Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool with Curved Back and Round Seat Cushion $355.00 $289.00

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