I was looking for some dining chairs that would hold up to our young children. These are better than anything I looked at in that regard! The metal frames make these very sturdy so I'm not too afraid of the kids tipping them over easily. Besides that, they are extremely easy to clean. The leather is tough and not very porous, so a wet cloth cleans up spills with ease and there's no chance of staining. They do all that and manage to still stay stylish.