There are many different types of bar stools available. You can find them at various department stores, furniture stores, and thrift stores. You can buy them on the internet although in doing so you might have to pay a lot for shipping them.
Kitchen bar stools can be made from several different materials. The most popular are metal, wood, and enamel. Some materials are more preferable than others for certain uses. If you are looking for a specific style of bar stool you still want to consider the different types of materials first.
The most available type of material are the wooden bar stools. They are very popular and can be made to match any kitchen or indoor bar. Most of the time bar stools that are made from wood can take a lot of wear if they are made well. They have both light and dark stools and everything in between. You will want to consider the purpose of the bar stool before you decide to purchase it.
If you are getting bar stools for outdoor use you might want to consider something besides wood bar stools. When exposed to the element these sometimes wind up warping or otherwise becoming damaged. All wood stools are suitable for indoor use. You can use them for either the kitchen, an indoor bar, or an outdoor bar provided the material is treated.
Unless specifically treated wood does not stand up to the elements. For outdoor use, you might want to consider an enamel or metal bar stool. Enamel stands up to either indoor or outdoor use and you do not have to worry about it becoming damaged. Enamel stools come in all colors and styles. They are the most versatile of the different bar stools you can purchase.
Metal is another type of bar stool that may or may not be suited for use outside. Check with the manufacturers instructions to make sure that they will not rust or become damaged if exposed to water or other elements. Most of them are treated for both indoor and outdoor use these days. Metal stools come in all colors and styles so you will have no problem matching your decor.
Choosing a bar stool material is very important. You will want to make sure that your stool is suited for the purpose you buy it for. If it is not there are always several more that are.