Casters For Office Chairs

Casters For Office Chairs

As you shop for the perfect office chair, you are probably busy deciding between what type of leather to get or whether you should jump on the ergonomic chair bandwagon. Chances are that you haven’t given much thought to the less glamorous parts of office chairs, such as the casters. After all, how many different casters could there possible be? The answer: plenty. With that in mind, we have complied all the information you need to know about office chair casters into one convenient reference guide.
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Casters For Office Chairs

Service Caster specializes in casters for new and replacement applications for furniture, chairs, and home and office equipment. Caster finishes include bronze, brass, and antique styles. Casters and wheels are available for tables, desks, filing cabinets, ottomans, planters, and tv stands. Ideal for use as store display casters. All types of fasteners are available, including metric for specific models. Don’t see your model? Need an unlisted fastener? Give us a call at 1-800-215-8220, our sales team in West Reading, PA is here to assist you.
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Casters For Office Chairs

Twin or dual wheel casters are perhaps the most common caster used in office chairs. The dual caster design creates a wider surface that more effectively distributes weight, which works to prolong the life of the casters and prevent any damage to your floors. Twin casters are also unique because they can both roll and swivel, making it easy to quickly change directions while also enjoying better overall stability.
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Casters For Office Chairs

Most office chairs tend to come standard with 2” to 2.5” wheels. While this is certainly an adequate size, there are some advantages to going with larger wheels and opting for at least a 3” wheel. As you might imagine, larger wheels create less resistance when rolling and are able to more easily overcome obstacles, including high-pile carpet. Larger casters offer more durability and versatility, which means that you won’t have to worry about having to replace your casters.
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Casters For Office Chairs

Top Plate: While the vast majority of office chairs rely on a stem system to attach casters to the chair, other heavy-duty casters are installed using a top plate mount. Essentially, the wheel is held in place with a yoke and axel and screwed to the bottom of a chair or cart through the top plate mount.
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Casters For Office Chairs

Product Overview Get full swivel action and floor protection without the need for big plastic floor mats. These rubber casters are the office wheels of the future. Perfect set of 5 replacement caster wheels for office chairs with hard plastic wheels. Scratches, scuffs, stuck wheels and noisy squeaks will be a thing of the past with these rubber caster wheels on your chair. Install them quickly and easily (no tools required) simply pull off the old and snap in the new and you’re ready for sturdy support and stylish presentation a set of 5 caster wheels can offer. Designed to hold a maximum of 66 lbs. each or 330 lbs. total weight chair and rider. Heavy-duty rubber caster wheels designed as replacement wheels to protect floors Protects hardwood, laminate, tile, slate, and all other hard floor surfaces Eliminates the need for ugly expensive plastic floor mats Features standard 7/16 in. (11 mm) office chair diameter stem and easy-rolling 2 in. (50 mm) wheels Each supporter cone supports 500 lbs. maximum weight
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Casters For Office Chairs

Get full swivel action and floor protection without the need for big plastic floor mats. These rubber casters are the office wheels of the future. Perfect set of 5 replacement caster wheels for office chairs with hard plastic wheels. Scratches, scuffs, stuck wheels and noisy squeaks will be a thing of the past with these rubber caster wheels on your chair. Install them quickly and easily (no tools required) simply pull off the old and snap in the new and you’re ready for sturdy support and stylish presentation a set of 5 caster wheels can offer. Designed to hold a maximum of 66 lbs. each or 330 lbs. total weight chair and rider. Heavy-duty rubber caster wheels designed as replacement wheels to protect floors Protects hardwood, laminate, tile, slate, and all other hard floor surfaces Eliminates the need for ugly expensive plastic floor mats Features standard 7/16 in. (11 mm) office chair diameter stem and easy-rolling 2 in. (50 mm) wheels Each supporter cone supports 500 lbs. maximum weight
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Casters For Office Chairs

However, your new chair caster stems need to match your current casters. Otherwise, you won't be able to attach the casters to your office chair.
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Single wheel casters, tend to be stronger than twin wheel casters simply because they have a more solid construction with fewer moving parts that can fail. For these reasons, they are typically uses in more industrial applications while twin wheel options are optimal for use in office furniture.
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Get full swivel action and floor protection without the need for big plastic floor mats. These rubber casters are the office wheels of the future. Perfect set of 5 replacement caster wheels for office chairs with hard plastic wheels. Scratches, scuffs, stuck wheels and noisy squeaks will be a thing of the past with these rubber caster wheels on your chair. Install them quickly and easily (no tools required) simply pull off the old and snap in the new and you’re ready for sturdy support and stylish presentation a set of 5 caster wheels can offer. Designed to hold a maximum of 66 lbs. each or 330 lbs. total weight chair and rider.
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When casters roll around long enough in dust, dirt and hair, they stop rolling and start skidding. And that’s how your floors get scratched up or your carpet gets wear tracks. Sometimes you can bring casters back from the dead by cleaning and lubricating them. So try that first. Just spray household degreaser/cleaner right onto the roller axles. Then spin the wheels to loosen them up. If that helps, rinse off the cleaner, blow them dry with compressed air, and then lubricate them. If cleaning doesn’t help, you’ll have to replace them. Here’s how.
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Wheel: The actual wheel of the caster can be made of elastomers, nylon, steel and other materials. In some cases, the wheel is actually a ball that can roll in any direction. Office chairs typically feature a type of plastic or rubber material while more industrial, heavy-duty casters tend towards metal materials.
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While casters are used to make sure that a chair can easily be moved, floor glides (contrary to what the name implies) work to keep chairs in place. Glides typically features a similar stem installation system. The big difference is that they consist of a metal bottom that stabilizes the chair and makes sure that is doesn’t easily slide out of place. Often times, floor glides can also be height adjusted to help deal with uneven surfaces.
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Smaller wheels experience more stress during use and tend to be more difficult to roll. Larger wheels are better for frequent use and traveling over high pile carpet. Cheaply made casters don’t work to evenly distribute weight as effectively, which means that they experience wear and tend to fail. Finally, the wrong tread can actually cause damage to your floors.
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When you are ordering replacement casters, it is important to take accurate measurements to ensure that you get the right product the first time and don’t have to pay any return or handling fees. When it comes to measuring a grip ring stem, you will want to find the diameter of the head of the stem and the base.
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Most office chairs use a twin-wheel grip-ring style caster. The grip ring compresses and snaps into a groove in the socket. The easiest way to remove a grip-ring caster is with a flat bar (Photo 1). Before you buy replacements, measure the width and height of the stem. The most common widths are 3/8 in. and 7/16 in. There’s only a 1/16-in. difference between the two, so measure carefully! If you try to fit a 7/16-in. stem into a 3/8-in. socket, you’ll crack the socket.
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If you're looking to add comfort and functionality to your office chair, we have a range of chair accessories to meet your needs. Whether you're looking to gain extra back or foot support or add mobility to your chair, our selection of back supports, footrests, and other chair accessories offer a wide range of options.
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If you're looking to add comfort and functionality to your office chair, we have a range of chair accessories to meet your needs. Whether you're looking to gain extra back or foot support or add mobility to your chair, our selection of back supports, footrests, and other chair accessories offer a wide range of options. Lumbar Support Designed to help support your spine, promote circulation and even help improve concentration, lumbar support cushions help you remain comfortable through long days. Chair-back support cushions can be attached to an existing chair by means of a simple strap. Foot, Arm, and Head Supports Adding extra support to a simple chair lets you comfortably rest your head, arms and feet. Armrests, footrests and headrests usually come complete with installation hardware, making setup easy. + Read more – Read less