Chair Casters and Furniture Casters

We believe that we have the finest collection of Chair Casters and Furniture Casters
available in one place on the internet!


Before you choose any of these casters, you should learn how to select the proper caster for your specific project. We'll teach you how to measure stems and to choose the correct caster to roll safely on your type of flooring. Click here or the Stop sign to go to School.

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Chair and Furniture Casters with Soft wheels

Casters with soft wheels work on hard floors and some work well on carpet. There are 2 main types of soft wheels for chairs and furniture. Wheels made with a soft polyurethane and those made with rubber. The softer the wheel, the kinder it will be to your floors. For softer floors, like pine and other soft materials like cork, only the softest wheels should be used.

Casters with polyurethane wheels will work well on carpet. Casters with soft wheels usually have a lower capacity per caster than the same size caster with a nylon wheel. Normally, when determining the needed capacity, you would multiply the individual capacity of the caster times the number of casters that you are using. This holds true for everything except a chair. Use approximately 3/4 of the capacity of the caster times the number of casters to figure the capacity for a chair. Soft rubber wheels can develop a flat spot from the continuous weight of a heavy item. Increase the capacity of the casters or increase the number of casters until their total capacity is twice that of the item that you are installing them on.


Chair and Furniture Casters for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floor Casters with Soft Wheels can get "traction" on a hard surface. Just like the rubber tires on your car, caster wheels will have some sort of soft material applied to a wheel. When a wheel is rolling on a hard floor, it can not scratch the floor. Hard floors can get damaged even with soft wheels. If the floors are dirty and grit or sand becomes embedded into the tire, it can scratch the floor. If the wood used on the floor is soft, it is possible that the wheel could "dent" the wood. We will not "recommend" any type of caster for a wood floor.

We can tell you that the "softest wheel" will work the best. A good rule of thumb is that if you have a wood floor, find out what the Janka Rating is for the floor. If the Janka rating is higher than 1290 ( the hardness of solid Red Oak ), you should be able to use wheels with soft polyurethane wheels. If it is softer than that, you must use a soft rubber.

Chair and Furniture Casters with Hard wheels

Casters with hard wheels work well on carpet however some people have had good luck on concrete and other rough floors. They should never be used on wood floors as they will scratch the finish. Casters with Nylon Wheels usually have a higher capacity per caster than the same size caster with a rubber wheel.

Normally, when determining the needed capacity, you would multiply the individual capacity of the caster times the number of casters that you are using. This holds true for everything except a chair. Use approximately 3/4 of the capacity of the caster times the number of casters to figure the capacity for a chair.


Chair and Furniture Casters with Metric Stems

Metric thread sizes are specified differently than USA thread sizes. USA sizes are specified using the nominal major diameter and the number of threads per inch.

To simplify metric thread callouts, the international (ISO) standard for metric threads eliminates the pitch callout on coarse threads.

For example, the thread "M10" automatically means a coarse pitch, while any added pitch callout, such as M10x1.25, specifies a non-coarse pitch. This method of designation has the major benefit that average citizens do not need to memorize pitches just to identify a coarse thread.

All of our Metric Stem Casters have course threads and hence we specify them as M6, M8 and M10.

All of the casters listed below have a metric stem option shown here in Red. Many caster resellers do not carry metric stems and many manufacturers do not even produce them. We have found casters of exceptional quality with the option for us to stock metric stems casters for you.


U Bracket Casters - Mount on the Edge

How do you mount a caster on the edge of plywood, MDF or other narrow material? With our U Bracket!

The problem with mounting a caster on the edge of wood is that 3/4" is not wide enough to install a caster socket without the possibility of that socket and stem breaking thru the side of the material. Something is needed to support the object without going directly into the edge of the wood.

Our U Bracket caster does the job very well. The edge of the wood is supported in the bottom of the U and the bracket is secured with a 1/4" bolt that goes thru the material while the substantial "wings" of the bracket protect the edges from chipping. This bracket can be used on any material that is 3/4" wide. It can be installed on the edge of Oak, Pine or other building materials.


TAN Casters

With Soft Wheels:
Twin wheel nylon body caster. TAN body with TAN non-marking Soft Polyurethane tires on a nylon wheel. This is an excellent caster for some hardwood floors and tile where you want the look of a hooded twin wheel caster. Can also be used on carpet.

With Hard Wheels:
Twin wheel nylon body caster. TAN body with TAN nylon wheels. This is an excellent caster for some carpet where you want the look of a hooded twin wheel caster

Locking Safety Casters

Features an internal brake which prevents wheels from rolling freely when the user stands up. Allows smooth effortless chair rolling while seated. Minimizes chair movement when no weight is applied. Casters feature 2" diameter wheels and full hoods. Weight rating: 110 lbs. per caster.


Stemless Casters

Steelcase and some others, build their chairs just the opposite of most chair manufacturers. Instead of attaching the stem to the caster, they decided to attach the stem to the chair and then designed a caster body to fit the stem on the chair. A normal caster has the stem attached to the caster and then the caster assembly is inserted into a hole in the base of the chair.


If you have a chair with the stem attached to the base, go to the Stemless caster page to get all of the information that you will need to determine if your chair truely takes a Stemless Caster or the body of a normal caster has broken off of the stem.



For Hardwood Floors Capacity up to 80 lbs each Capacity up to 150 lbs each Pneumatic & Flat Free Casters Standard Low Profile Casters
For Carpet Capacity up to 150 lbs each Capacity up to 230 lbs each Light Duty Flat Free Casters Low Profile with Colored Wheels
With Removable Wheels Capacity up to 230 lbs each Capacity up to 260 lbs each
With Soft Wheels Capacity up to 260 lbs each Capacity up to 300 lbs each Small Wheels Bed Casters
With Hard Wheels Capacity up to 300 lbs each Capacity up to 350 lbs each Rubber Wheels Sockets & Hardware
With Metric Stems Capacity up to 350 lbs each Bolt Hole / Hollow Kingpin Rubber on Aluminum Wheels Shopping Cart Casters & Wheels
With U Brackets Capacity up to 450 lbs each Pneumatic & Flat Free Wheels
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