WHAT IS A CASTER? Casters are a wheel and fastener that attach to something, such as furniture, to make it mobile.
SO WHAT?Casters were invented by David A. Fisher in 1876 and theyare pretty important to our modern lives... At the oﬃce In the medical industry In the home
CASTER SHOP SAVVYWhen shopping for the perfect caster consider: How the caster will attach Type and weight of the furniture Flooring Special features needed
HOW THE CASTER ATTACHES Post Caster (a.k.a. Stem Caster) Screw-On Caster (a.k.a. Plate Caster)
TYPE OF FURNITUREWhat type of furniture will the caster attach to?For example, chairs are a special case because your weight is notalways distributed evenly. If you roll or lean in the chair somecasters will need to support extra weight.
WEIGHT OF FURNITURECheck casters for their weight capacity. Multiply the capacityby the number of casters you’ll be attaching. The piece offurniture should weight less than that number.
FLOORINGThe type of ﬂooring you have will determine which casters youcan use. Wood or smooth ﬂoors (ex. laminate) - Use soft casters such as those made from polyurethane or rubber to protect the ﬂoor from damage Carpet - Use hard casters so the carpet doesn’t snag every time you move
SPECIAL FEATURES?Casters can come with many special features including: Locks Shock absorbers Antibacterial material
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