Chair Casters for Hardwood Floors - Stem & Plate
Chair Caster Selection
This chart is designed to help you select a Chair Caster. We take into consideration the weight of the person and the floor surface that the wheel will roll on. We also give you our “Opinion” on “Easy Rolling”. Easy Rolling is a subjective label determined by “OUR” experience. You may come to a different conclusion.
We do not recommend any wheel to roll on soft wood, cork, or hard wood with a rating below 1360 on the Janka Scale. Casters with soft rubber wheels provide the best floor protection for hard wood floors. “Engineered” hard wood flooring has a thin wood veneer bonded to a substrate material. We recommend that the hard wood veneer be at least 1/4″ thick if the caster wheel is soft rubber, and 1/2″ thick if the caster wheel is polyurethane. We advise that you consult with the manufacturer of the flooring before using casters on their product. We can not guarantee that the substrate of “Engineered” flooring will not compress. All that we warranty is the construction and quality of our casters.
Each lettered description here will match a lettered product further down this page.
A. The Black Hooded Twin Wheel Caster is available with 50mm Polyurethane Wheels. This caster will work well on either hard floor surfaces or short pile carpet. It will not mark or scratch any hardwood floors.
C. The Black Oxide Caster has a ball bearing swivel and a Non-Marking dark gray soft rubber wheel. It is recommended for any hard floor surface such as hardwood, ceramic tile, marble, cement, extra thick plastic mats. The wheel is 2″ x 3/4″ wide. The metal body has a black oxide finish.
D. The Casters with Twin Soft Rubber Wheels are a popular choice. They are available with 2″ wheels ( 50mm ), 2 3/8″ wheels ( 60mm) and 3″ wheels ( 75mm ). The soft rubber wheels neither scratch nor mark hard wood or any hard floor surface. Available in Black or Two Tone Gray.
E. The Chrome Caster, our Elite series, offers both soft rubber wheels for hardwood floors and a stylish polyurethane wheel which can be used on either hardwood floors or carpeting. The soft rubber wheel is available in both 2″ and 3″ diameters. Although we do not recommend any caster for a SOFT WOOD floor such as Pine, the Elite series with it’s extra soft rubber wheels has been used successfully on SOFT WOOD floors.
Scroll down the page and choose your favorite. The most important thing is to make sure that the stem of the caster will FIT your chair. The stem type and size are critical. All of the casters on this page have 7/16″ Diameter Grip Ring Stems. Click on the link below to learn how to correctly measure your stem so your replacement casters will fit perfectly.
Some casters on this page are sold in both 50mm and 60mm sizes. This is a comparison between the two different sizes. Casters on most chairs and furniture have 50mm wheels and work fine for most applications. If you require additional capacity or are going to roll on carpet, you may want to consider the 60mm size.
Match the numbers with the different casters as you scroll the page: