The padding is so thin on these stools that the for assembly bolts show through. So now, the leather has 4 "impression marks" in the surface. Also, you feel the four bolts on you bottom when you sit on the, Granted, I am a 200lb man, but I didn't think there was a weight limit on the chairs. In short, the padding is so thin that if you have ANY weight to you, you will be sitting on four bolts. Thy look great, assembled easily, and the lift mechanism works great. So, if you only plan on sitting on them occasionally or not at all, they look great.