Chair Casters for Hardwood Floors – Stem & Plate

Chair Casters for Hardwood Floors - Stem & Plate

Many home owners and businesses are tearing out carpeting and installing wood floors. To protect these floors you need to use a soft wheel. Although most recommendations are for a soft rubber wheel on hardwood, a soft polyurethane caster wheel can also be used on hardwood floors. The wheels on our furniture casters for hardwood floors will not mark or scratch the floors.

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:

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Furniture Caster Wheels

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Hooded Twin Wheel Casters with Polyurethane Tires

If you are in a chair many hours each day and your weight exceeds 200 lbs, we suggest you consider using casters with at least 3″ diameter wheels. Capacity is only one factor in determining the proper caster.

Features and Benefits

  • Recommended for any hard floor surface: hardwood, ceramic tile, marble, cement, extra thick plastic mats. Can also be used on short pile carpet.
  • When used on carpets, normal carpet wear can be expected.
  • Polyurethane will not mark or scratch hard floor surfaces.
  • Nylon Body – Hooded
  • Choice of mountings.
  • Grip Neck Stem & Grip Ring Stem are available with or without a socket.
  • Available with 50mm wheels only.
  • Color: Flat Black ( Only )

Optional Brake:

Brakes are available as an option on all mountings below.

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Available Mounting Styles and Dimensions

Grip Neck Stem

5/16" x 1 1/2" size without socket

Grip Ring Stem

7/16" x 7/8" size without socket

Threaded Stem

TS 3/8" - 16 x 3/4"
TS 5/16" - 18 x 1"

Metric
M8 x 1.25 - 25mm Long
M10 x 1.5 - 15mm Long
M12 x 1.75 - 15mm Long

Plate Mount

50mm 2" Wheel Diam. | MAX Capacity per Caster 60 lbs

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Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 3/4"
Part Number: TWN-HU50BK-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 3/4"
Part Number: TWN-HU50BKF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 3/4"
Part Number: TWN-HU50BK-TS

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Plate Mount
Mounted Height 2 3/8"
Swivel Radius: 1 3/4
Part Number: TWN-HU50BK-PM

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Chair Caster with Gray Soft Rubber Wheel

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2" Wheel
50 lbs Max Capacity
Part Number: MCFC-RF2F-GR2-K

Features:

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Furniture Caster with Twin Soft Rubber Wheels

Features and Benefits

  • Available with 50mm, 60mm or 75mm wheels.
  • Twin 50mm ( 1.97″ ) diameter soft rubber wheels.
  • Twin 60mm ( 2.36″ ) diameter soft rubber wheels.
  • Large Twin 75mm ( 2.95″ ) diameter soft rubber wheels.
  • Recommended for any hard floor surface: hardwood, ceramic tile, marble, cement, extra thick plastic mats.
  • Two Tone Gray or Solid Black Finish – Nylon Body

Optional Brake:

Brakes are available as an option on all mountings below.

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50mm 2" Wheel Diam. | MAX Capacity: Chairs 50 lbs; Furniture 50 lbs

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Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR2X-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR2XF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR2X-TS

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Plate Mount
Mounted Height 2 3/8"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR2-PM

Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR2X-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR2XF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 2 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR2X-TS

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Plate Mount
Mounted Height 2 3/8"
Swivel Radius: 1 13/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR2-PM

60mm 2 3/8" Wheel Diam. | MAX Capacity: Chairs 60 lbs; Furniture 70 lbs

Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 2 5/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR25X-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 2 5/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR25XF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 2 5/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR25X-TS

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Plate Mount
Mounted Height 2 3/4"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-GR25-PM

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Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 2 5/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR25X-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 2 5/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR25XF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 2 5/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR25X-TS

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Plate Mount
Mounted Height 2 3/4"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/16"
Part Number: TWN-BR25-PM

75mm 3" Wheel Diam. | MAX Capacity: Chairs 70 lbs; Furniture 100 lbs

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Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 3 3/16"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-GR3X-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 3 3/16"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-GR3XF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 3 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-GR3X-TS

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Plate Mount

Mounted Height 3 1/2"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-GR3-PM

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Grip Neck Stem
Mounted Height 3 3/16"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-BR3X-GN1

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Grip Ring Stem
Mounted Height 3 3/16"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-BR3XF-GR2

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Treaded Stem
Mounted Height 3 1/4"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-BR3X-TS

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Plate Mount

Mounted Height 3 1/2"
Swivel Radius: 2 1/2"
Part Number: TWN-BR3-PM

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Elite Chrome Casters with Rubber & Polyurethane Tires

If your weight exceeds 200 lbs, we suggest you consider using casters with at least 3″ diameter wheels. 3″ diameter wheels roll easier than 2″ diameter wheels. Polyurethane and Soft Rubber wheels are floor protective. Polyurethane rolls easier but is less resilient.

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Please read the Features & Benefits below before selecting a Chair Caster:

  • Designed for frequent movement on an Executive or Clerical chair.
  • Grip Ring Stem size is 7/16″ Diameter x 7/8″ Long
    Soft rubber wheels will protect any hard floor surface: hardwood, ceramic tile, marble, cement or extra thick plastic mats.
  • Select polyurethane for carpet or hard floors.
  • The Crown Tread on the wheels enhance the ability to swivel or change direction.
  • Precision sealed ball bearing in the wheel provides easy rolling and never needs maintenance.
  • The swivel bearing has two heat treated raceways for easy swiveling and long caster life.
  • Bright chrome finish gives a clean, elegant appearance.
  • The Black Extra Soft Rubber wheels are available in 2″ or 3″ diameter and provide an extra cushion ride.
  • Gray Soft Rubber wheels are available in 2″ or 3″ diameter and are recommended for hard floors.
  • Polyurethane wheels are available in 2″ and 3″ diameter. 2″ are recommended only for hard floor surfaces. 3″ polyurethane wheels can be used on either hard floors or carpet.
  • We do not warrant any wheel for a SOFT WOOD Floor. However, in many instances the Elite Caster with a Black Extra Soft Rubber wheel has performed without harming the soft wood.

2" Diameter Wheel | Mounted Height 2 3/4"

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Black Chrome Finish
2" Black
Polyurethane Wheel
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 2 3/4"
Swivel Radius: 2"

Capacity 75 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-PCB2XFGR2BK

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Chrome Plated Finish 2" Black
Polyurethane Wheel
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 2 3/4"
Swivel Radius: 2"

Capacity 75 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-PCB2XF-GR2

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Dark Chrome Finish
2" Gray Soft
Rubber Wheel
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 2 3/4"
Swivel Radius: 2"

Capacity 60 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-RDG2XFGR2BK

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Chrome Plated Finish
2" Gray Soft
Rubber Wheel
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 2 3/4"
Swivel Radius: 2"

Capacity 60 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-RDG2XF-GR2

3" Diameter Wheel | Mounted Height 3 7/8"

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Black "Chrome" Finish
3" Black
Polyurethane
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 3 7/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 7/8"

Capacity 100 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-PCB3XFGR2BK

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Chrome Finish
3" Black
Polyurethane
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 3 7/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 7/8"

Capacity 100 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-PCB3XF-GR2

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Chrome Finish
3" Gray Soft
Rubber Wheel
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 3 7/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 7/8"

Capacity 80 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-RDG3XF-GR2

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Dark "Chrome" Finish
3" Gray Soft
Rubber Wheel
Grip Ring Stem ONLY
Mounted Height 3 7/8"
Swivel Radius: 2 7/8"

Capacity 80 lbs MAX

Part Number: DFN-RDG3XFGR2BK

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