We just completed our kitchen and these stools are the perfect compliment to our living room-dining room bar in our open concept room. We needed something that looked like furniture but that were also practical. The seat is roomy and you can lean back and rest your arms on the back. The fabric on the backs really adds to the "furniture" look we were going for and it is in the right place - a protective spray coating is all you need to protect the fabric. The viny seat makes for easy clean-up. The stool has metal footplates to protect the wood but you can hardly tell they are there. My husband had to point them out to me. We love the look, the comfort and the cleanability of these chairs. I don't know how you did it, Overstock, but you gave us everything we wanted in a bar stool.