What Is the Height of Most Counter Stools?


Quick Answer

Typically, the seat of a counter stool is between 24 and 26 inches from the surface of the floor. If the stool has a back, it increases the overall height of the stool by up to 2 feet.

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Counter stools are designed for use at a table or counter with a height of 36 to 39 inches. There should be 8 to 12 inches of space between the seat of the stool and the bottom of the table or the overhang of the counter.

Counter stools are shorter than bar-height stools, which are 28 to 32 inches high, and chair-height stools, which are about 18 inches high.

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