Metal bar stools are generally found in homes that have a modern design theme or décor. Although they can work well in traditional homes when they have detailed wrought iron work they tend to be a sleek cleaner look that compliments a nice modern home. It's a great material if you are looking for a fresh stylish look with practicality and strength that can offer years of good service.
If you combine metal bar stools with either fabric or leather it can bring a great classic comfort together with a flashy style to go any where in your home. You'll end up getting that hip modern statement in a stool that you can actually sit in. The fact that modern style and design is always about cool, clean, sleek looks makes it harder for the homeowner because they end up sacrificing comfort in their furnishings simply for the look.
When people think about metal bar stools there are two main styles that come to mind. One is the swivel seated backless stools made with metal legs and sometimes a padded seat. These were made popular in the diners back in the 50's at the counters and are starting to make a comeback today. They work very well in all settings, especially in gamming rooms and around pool tables.
The other style is the all metal stationary barstool with the higher back and no arms. These aren't always the most attractive looking things but they serve there basic seating purpose nicely. They are usually used in commercial settings that get used on a day in day out basis because they can withstand the regular abuse. After all they're 100% metal.
If you do decide to get metal bar stools make sure you take into consideration what type is best for your situation. You will find stools constructed from such metals as aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, copper, nickel and wrought iron. They all have their place and function as some are heavier and look harsher than others.
The most important thing to remember when buying metal bar stools is to check how the stool has been made. Cheaper metal barstools tend to be held together with screws, where the higher quality stools will be welded for strength that can endure just about any conditions. The problem with screws is that over time with pressure being put on them causes the holes to get larger and they aren't as stable.
The last thing to check is for when enquiring or buying a metal bar stool is the gauge of the tubing that is used. The lower the number of the gauge the thicker the tube, therefore the stronger and more durable it will be. The bottom line is that you have to decide what you really want. Find a style and design that will hold up over time.