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Circular pub and counter tables are a popular, sleek choice for homes, patios, cafes and restaurants. What makes them special? First, they’re taller than a standard table — they stand 42 inches or 36 inches high, with standard tabletop diameters of 36 inches, 42 inches and 48 inches.
They’re often placed in the corner of a room because they take up minimal space and create an uncluttered look. When paired with glass tabletops, they create an open, airy feel.
Pub tables work well next to a large kitchen window to give a lovely view of the outdoors. They can also be placed under a light fixture in the center of the room or even used as the main dining table.
In larger kitchens, pub tables give balance and depth when paired with a 36 inch high island or counter. The pub table offsets the lower height counter to create a multi-dimensional look.
Outside of the kitchen, many people love pub tables because you sit high and have a better view. They’re great around the pool table so people can watch the game. They also work well in rec rooms or on swimming pool patios, especially if you want to keep an eye on children. Pub height tables also work well next to tall living room windows for relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
A 42 inch tall pub table should be paired with stools that have a 30 inch seat. Clear glass is a common choice for the top of a pub table because it reveals the beauty of the table’s base.
Counter height tables are 36 inch tall, and pair with stools that have seat heights of 24 inch or 26 inch.
The reason we give a range of seat heights is that some people like to sit a little lower, others prefer a little higher. We’ve found that most people usually prefer the 26 inch seat height.
Again, round glass tabletops are common, with diameters of 36 inch, 42 inch and 48 inch with a 1 inch beveled edge.
Many people ask us—what’s the best table height for me? The answer depends on which type of bar stool you find most comfortable.
It’s harder to get into a bar height stool of 30 inch than a counter height stool of 26 inch, especially if you have a shorter build. A bar stool is more of a “climb”, while a counter stool is at hip level, where it’s easy to slide in and out of the seat.
Many senior citizens and people with knee and hip difficulties can slide right into a counter stool. They often even prefer counter height tables and stools versus regular dining height tables and chairs. With a table height chairs, they find they have to bend too low to get in or out of the seat.
We offer pub and counter height tables with or without the tabletop. You might have a top already, or you might want to purchase it independently. Maybe you want to make your own!
If you’re planning to use a granite or wood top, we recommend table bases by Callee and Trica. These bases are steel—strong enough to hold granite or heavy wood.
If you have a wooden tabletop that you want to use, just let us know. We’ll add welded brackets to your base so you can screw the top down. Granite tabletops, on the other hand, are heavy enough that they don’t need to be permanently attached.
All of our glass tabletops are tempered, which means they won’t shatter if something is dropped on top of them. However, this glass can still chip or scratch like a car windshield. Most of our glass tops have a 1 inch bevel around the edge and are 1/2 inch thick, which gives the glass a lot of strength. All glass tabletops are secured to the bases with heavy duty rubber suction.
Some pub and counter tables have bases that are wide where they meet the floor. This means you can’t push the stools very far under the table, so a wide base is best for rooms with a lot of space.
For tighter areas, choose a table with a sleek pedestal base so you can push the stools in farther. Keep in mind that the diameter of the tabletop also affects how much room the table and chairs take up.
For a table with a 36 inch diameter round top, two or three stools fit comfortably. For a stool with a 42 inch tabletop, four stools is a nice fit. With a 48 inch tabletop, you can fit five or six stools, depending on their size.
Most of our table bases, glass sizes, and stools are interchangeable, so feel free to create your own styles. If you want to customize beyond what we offer, just email or call us. We’ll do everything we can to help you!
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