Linon Home Decor Padded Folding Counter Stool

Last updated date: January 15, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Linon Home Decor Padded Folding Counter Stool

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Overall Take

Versatility is a major asset for the Linon Home Decor Padded Folding Counter Stool. When fully assembled, the pegs and backrest provide ample stability. When the party is over, the lightweight stool folds up for easy storage. In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Linon Home Decor Linon Home Decor Padded Folding Counter Stool placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
866 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This barstool comes with full cushioned seat and backrest which provide additional comfort to users when they sit on. The backrest is also designed a little curved for ease of back resting. The pegs look sturdy and solid which is ideal enough for heavyweight holding capacity.
- Buy Me Top 10
Space saving stool quickly folds for easy set up and storage. No assembly required.
- The Architect's Guide
It’s fairly lightweight at 18 pounds and folds neatly for easy storage and transport.
- Best Choice Reviews
Front and rear support provides extra stability, this chair comes full assembled, so there’s no fussing with instruction manuals and multiple parts and pieces.
- High Top Tables
Foldaway for easy storage
- Hi Bar Stools
What experts didn't like
No foot glides to protect the floor
- Hi Bar Stools

From The Manufacturer

Stylish seating with the convenience of a folding counter stool. This folding stool adds an extra dash of elegance for dining or entertaining. The wood frames feature a classic padded back and a wipe clean, vinyl padded seat with the appearance of leather, and a rich espresso finish. Front and rear supports provide extra stability. The space saving stool fold for easy set up and storage. No assembly required.

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An Overview On Bar Stools

Whether you need accent seating for a kitchen island or workhorse seats for a fully-functioning home bar, the barstool you select is going to make or break your decor. It may seem like a simple piece of furniture, but even in its most perfunctory use, it’s going to dominate a large part of your kitchen decor. And if you’re entertaining at that bar? Don’t expect guests to stay long if they can’t stay comfortable in their seats.

The first thing you’ll need to do before buying that stool is belly up to the bar in question — and make sure you bring measuring tape. Measure from the floor to the bottom of the counter and use that as your guide. You’re going to want to allow at least 10 inches of space between the seat and your counter for people to be comfortable. For example, if your countertop is 50 inches high, you’ll want a barstool no higher than 40 inches — and a little lower is preferable.

Most barstools will list the seat height prominently in their specs, but you can shop for certain types and narrow down your choices more effectively.

Counter-height barstools will usually be 23 to 28 inches from the floor to the seat. These are typically made for high tables or kitchen counters, so they’re basically high-top chairs. People sitting on them should still be able to touch the floor with their feet without much effort.

Bar-height (or pub-height) stools measure in at 29 to 32 inches high. As you might imagine, these are a popular commercial size.

Extra-tall barstools are usually exclusively commercial, but don’t let that stop you if you have an especially tall surface to seat for. These chairs are anywhere from 33 to 36 inches high.

Now that sizing is out of the way, you’ve got a myriad of options to choose from. Classic barstools are wood, but the quality of that wood can vary wildly — and may not be the most comfortable thing to sit on long-term. Make sure your wood is treated for moisture if it’s going to be in the kitchen, and that goes double if it’s an outdoor barstool.

Materials like metal are going to cost a bit more, but it may be worth it if you’re keeping that stool long term. You can also bet that a metal barstool won’t be as prone to break or warp. (Though again, make sure it’s weatherproofed if we’re talking about a patio or other outdoor space.)

Barstools with seatbacks are almost universally more comfortable than their plain, flat counterparts. Expect to pay more for this additional material, but your guests will definitely appreciate it the longer the party wears on.

Finally, you might consider a lift seat if your guests are going to vary in height. These barstools are equipped with levers that can allow you to raise and lower the seat as needed.

And of course, there’s the important consideration of swivel seats. Do swiveling seats serve a valuable function? They do not. But making yourself dizzy on a stool is a joy some people never grow out of, and you can’t really put a price tag on that. No judgment here.

DWYM Fun Fact

Most of us associate bar stools with relaxation, but it’s no surprise that some odd ideas have been concocted on top of them. We suspect that the seldom-practiced activity of bar stool racing is one of them. A couple of the most notable examples of the “sport” include an annual event in Drummond, Wisconsin where stools are outfitted with skis and raced in the snow. And they’ve been racing bar stools since 1998 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where the land speed record for a stool is over 45 miles per hour.

The Bar Stool Buying Guide

  • How many barstools will you need? Good question. And believe it or not, the correct answer is not, “however many friends I have.” The traditional spacing of barstools at any commercial bar allows for 28 inches of space between the center of one stool and the center of the next. That allows ample room for animated talking without anybody’s drinks getting knocked over. Just measure the length of your bar, do a bit of division and you’ll be able to determine the proper seating.
  • Seat width generally isn’t the main consideration, especially if the barstool has any kind of cushioning. The seat surface should be at least 15 inches wide, but feel free to pay a bit extra for 17 or even 20 inches or more to accommodate larger body types.