Casters or Glides – Which to choose?

Casters:

Wheels that are affixed to the bottom of a seat’s legs to facilitate moving across the floor.


Glides:

Metal or plastic discs affixed to the bottom of a seat’s legs to facilitate moving it across the floor.


Choosing the proper caster For casters to work properly there needs to be a degree of friction between the wheel and the surface it’s being used on. Too much friction makes the chair difficult to move. Too little friction means the chair will move too easily. To avoid accidents make sure casters fit the intended use of the chair with nylon casters for carpet and urethane casters for hard floor surfaces.

Download our guide outlining the assortment of Casters and Glides available. Please check individual chair specifications for available caster and glide options.

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