Bar Stool FAQs
BAR STOOL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I WISH TO USE MY STOOLS IN THE KITCHEN, WITH THE INTENTION OF PUTTING MY LEGS UNDER THE WORK SURFACE, WHAT SEAT HEIGHT STOOLS SHOULD I BE LOOKING AT?
The average kitchen work surface is 90cm from the floor to the underneath of the work surface. With that in mind we would advise you to look at all of our gas lift stools
with the exception of the Deluxe Casino Bar Stool which is for higher bar areas. The beauty of the gas lift bar stools is that they are variable height allowing you to individually set the height of the stool to suit you and your kitchen. As a rough guide In a kitchen you would probably set the height of the seat to approx 65 - 70cm. Compared to a commercial bar, you should be looking at a seat seat height of 75 - 80cm.
WITH BAR STOOLS - WHAT IS A "GAS LIFT HYDRAULIC MECHANISM"?
It is a simple mechanism which is often used in office chairs
to enable variable heights. To use it is very easy. You simply sit on the stool, pull the handle upwards, set the seat to the desired height and then release the handle. Your height is now set. It also has the added feature of being able to rotate 360 degrees.
I HAVE A NEWLY TILED OR WOODEN FLOOR WHAT IS ON THE BASE OF THE STOOL TO PROTECT THE FLOOR?
All bar stools
we sell have a special "Protector Base
" which is a protective 10 mm thick edge which protects your floor and helps prevent it from being scratched. The underside of the bar stool base can been seen opposite with its black, ribbed plasticised rubber, which runs the entire circumference of the steel base preventing it from touching your floor. An additional feature of the ribbed effect is that it helps to minimise any sliding if used on a very slippery, shiny surface. The more traditional bar stools such as the Oberon
and Layla, which have legs all have rubber bungs in the end of the legs again to help prevent scratching and slippage.
DO YOU HAVE A BROCHURE?
Yes we do. It features all the our bar stools and their respective details. It is in the form of an interactive brochure where you can flip through the pages and even print the pages as desired. View The Brochure
DO YOU HAVE SHOWROOM WERE WE CAN COME AND VIEW THE BAR STOOLS?
Yes we do. We are located in Birmingham city centre, just behind the National Indoor Arena displaying over 90% of our products. With over 100 car park spaces please feel free to come and try our products out. We are open 7 days a week and for our complete store details please view our opening times.
WHAT IS FAUX LEATHER?
Faux Leather is a good quality artificial leather which has a leather effect embedded into it. Faux Leather
is often used on bar stools because it is both hard wearing and realistic with the main advantage being that it can easily be wiped down within the kitchen environment unlike real leather
HOW STABLE ARE THE STOOLS?
All our stools at Atlantic Shopping have been specifically designed and manufactured to provide a stable perch for you. Due to the nature of the design the steel base and column provides adequate weight, making sure it is stable. Also if the stool is to be used at kitchen work surface height, the bar stool is not at its full extension and hence does not have a high centre of gravity.
HOW STRONG ARE THE STOOLS?
We endeavour to give you the best quality we can by demanding the manufacturers increase the gauge of their steel used from the British standard 1.2 microns to 1.4 - 1.5 which adds to the strength and longevity of your bar stool.
ARE YOUR STOOLS FIRE RETARDANT?
Yes all bar stools are fire retardant. All padded seats are made from fire retardant foam and are covered with fire retardant faux leather and come with the necessary fire certification.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LESS & MORE EXPENSIVE STOOLS?
We always strive to give our customers a great product with excellent value for money. As a general rule as the price increases, the weight, thickness and the quality of the base and column improve, leading to an increased stability and longevity of the stool. The upholstery and the seat also improve, including the refinement of the stitching as well as the supportive nature of the foam padding with the seat and the overall quality of workmanship.
IF THE BAR STOOL IS "IN STOCK" HOW QUICKLY WILL I RECEIVE MY STOOLS?
If you order your stools before 4.00pm we will endeavour to get your stools delivered to you for the next day with tracking details. A great feature we have introduced is that our courier will email you the morning of delivery giving you a 1 hour window of when to expect delivery.
DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND DELIVERY?
CAN I ORDER JUST 1 BAR STOOL?
99% of all our bar stools we are available in singles, unless otherwise stated. At Atlantic Shopping we appreciate you may not have room for any more so we have a dedicated packing department which will do this for you at no extra cost.
DO YOU HAVE ANY BAR STOOLS THAT CAN BE USED AT CHAIR HEIGHT AS WELL AS BAR STOOL HEIGHT?
We are sure you have lots more questions and we would love to hear them. So please either email us, or telephone us on 0845 520 0000 or 0121 230 1644 and we will do our best to help you.
The Atlantic Shopping Team