These stools are great! I received free shipping plus 10% off with an Overstock e-coupon. One of the stools was damaged in shipping and Overstock promptly sent me a replacement chair without a problem. Excellent customer service team. The chairs are easy to keep clean-I just wipe them off every day. Another review mentioned foot rest protectors. I was not aware of this option and would be interested as well. I do worry that the wood will get damaged over time. Also, it's too soon to tell but the joints on the legs may loosen over time. I will fix with wood glue if this happens. It would not prevent me from purchasing these stools again. My children love to sit at the counter and I don't have to worry about my 2 year old falling backwards off the low-back seat. The chairs are very stable and comfortable.