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Padded Benches & Beam Seating

Choose a padded bench to keep your guests comfortable while you entertain them. Furniture padding adds cushioning to seats and backrests. Cushioned benches come in a wide variety of styles ranging from single-seat models to long multi-seat units and beam seating. You can find a large inventory of such benches on Staples®.

Find the Right Padded Bench for Your Decor
Most benches with cushioned seats have wooden frames. Solid wood provides an excellent support structure for a long seat. Look for a model with a hardwood frame if you need a sturdy fully upholstered bench. Hardwood benches are also heavier and more durable than those made of softwoods or fiberboard. Composite wood is also a good bench frame material. It is easier to maintain and available in more colors.

While hardwood furniture complements traditional decors, you can add benches made of composite wood and MDF to rooms with contemporary and even modern interior designs. If you opt for a padded metal bench, make sure its frame is made of aluminum or powder-coated steel. While steel is stronger, aluminum is lighter and completely resistant to rust.

Consider Different Types of Cushioning When Comparing Padded Benches
Bench padding options range from simple tufted seats to thickly cushioned ones. Some units only have padding on their seats while others have full upholsteries extending almost to their feet. Consider the thickness of the seat cushioning as well. Choose a bench with a thin cushion if you prefer a firm seat that is a little more comfortable than a bare bench seat. Thicker cushioning makes for plusher and softer seats. Benches rarely have cushions with inner springs. Most padded models have polyurethane foam with or without batting. Foam density and the amount of batting used determine the firmness of a cushioned seat. Choose high-quality foam and batting that ensure the seat retains its shape.

What Kind of Upholstery Covers Do Padded Benches Have?
A cushioned bench can use leather, leatherette, or cloth fabric as an upholstery cover. Leather is soft and suitable for plush, thickly padded seats. It looks luxurious but requires special care to keep in good shape. Leatherette materials, like vinyl, are excellent alternatives. They look like real leather and may even have leather-like textures. Their non-porous surfaces make them spill-resistant and easier to maintain. Commonly used cloth upholstery fabrics include cotton, linen, polyester, and velvet. They are ideal for homes, offices, and public venues that see a lot of guests. These fabrics are easy to clean and maintain.

Are There Padded Benches With Storage Compartments?
Yes. Storage benches have open, closed, or hidden compartments where you can keep items you often need. These pieces make it easy to organize your home. Choose an entryway bench with a storage rack to store shoes and umbrellas. In the living room, a storage bench can double as a cabinet to stow DVDs, display books and magazines, or hide away kids' toys.

Can You Use a Padded Bench as a Table?
Yes, as long as the cushioning is not too uneven. Make sure the bench upholstery cover features an easy-to-clean fabric. You can also use a cushioned bench as an ottoman or a lounge.
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Linon Carlton Vinyl Padded Storage Bench, Black
Item : 975174 / Model : 84021BLK01KDU
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  • Black vinyl padded upholstery
  • Fixed arms
  • Dimensions: 30"(H) x 44 1/2"(W) x 17"(D)
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Home Styles Cherry Vanity Mahogany Solid & Cherry Veneers Bench
Item : 1051914 / Model : 5537-28
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  • Color and Material: Cherry Mahogany Solid & Cherry Veneers
  • Dimension: 18.5"H x 17"W x15"D
  • Assembly: Required
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Winsome Townsend Bench With Black Cushion Seat, Dark Espresso
Item : 55688 / Model : 92633
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  • Dark espresso solid and composite wood with black cushion seat
  • Dimensions: 19.17"H x 33.7"W x 12.04"D
  • Seat dimensions: 11.81"(H) x 32.36"(W) x 1.97"(T)
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Home Styles Naples Vanity Wood Bench
Item : 1051550 / Model : 5530-28
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  • Color and Material: White Wood
  • Dimension: 19"H x 17"W x 15"D
  • Type: Vanity Bench
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Modway Waverunner Padded Microfiber Modular Loveseats
Item : SS2247744
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  • Available colors: Black, Brown, Green, Light Gray, Orange, Purple and Red
  • Armless
  • Dimensions: 26"H x 49"L x 36"W
As low as 453.99 $453.99
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Modway Waverunner Padded Microfiber Modular Corners
Item : SS2247745
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  • Available colors: Black, Brown, Green, Light Gray, Orange, Purple and Red
  • Armless
  • Dimensions: 26"H x 36"L x 36"W
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Modway Waverunner Padded Microfiber Modular Armchairs
Item : SS2247746
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  • Available colors: Black, Brown, Green, Light Gray, Orange, Purple and Red
  • Armless
  • Dimensions: 26"H x 36"L x 33"W
As low as 309.89 $309.89
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