Casters & Wheels

Furniture Casters for Schools & Offices at Shiffler Equipment

Casters for furniture are important for many reasons. From protecting the floor to maximizing the mobility of your furniture and chairs, you want to have the right furniture caster wheels.

Fortunately, you can find a wide selection with Shiffler Equipment. We carry many types, including nylex casters, pneumatic casters, hard and soft casters, small caster wheels, and so many more.

These incredible wheels protect your floor from naked furniture legs that will scrape and scuff a hard surface floor. Save your money on replacements and repairs by getting the right furniture and chair caster wheels today.

School Furniture Casters

Furniture wheels and chair casters are the unsung heroes of any educational institution. These small but important pieces of equipment make a big difference when it comes to enhancing functionality and comfort in classrooms, offices, hallways, cafeterias, studios, and more.

However, not all furniture wheels and chair casters are created equal. To choose the right ones for your school or office you must take many different factors into consideration, including:

  • wheel size and shape;
  • caster type;
  • material composition;
  • wheel bearings (or lack thereof);
  • weight capacity;
  • locking mechanism(s) on the caster legs;
  • traction level on the floor surface being traversed by the caster’s wheel(s).

Once you have a better understanding of what your classrooms and school office furniture requires, you can rely on our expansive selection of caster wheels for the upgrade they need.

Maximize Mobility with Furniture Wheels from Shiffler Equipment

If you’re the facilities manager of an educational institution, then there’s a non-zero chance that you have to move and organize the school furniture quite often. You can improve operations — and save money — by maximizing the portability of your school office & classroom furniture.

This also boosts productivity because it reduces the effort required by you and your facilities maintenance team. No longer must you delay as you wait for a team member to return with a cart; instead, you’ll have already moved onto your next project.

It’s surprising how even the smallest changes can make huge impacts on our daily routines. To learn more about how furniture wheels and chair casters can improve efficiency by enhancing mobility, reach out to our team today.

What are Chair Casters?

Chair casters, the small wheels attached to the legs of chairs, offer numerous benefits. Firstly, they provide mobility, allowing users to move around the workspace easily without having to stand up and reposition the chair. This increases productivity by reducing the time it takes to move from one location to another. Additionally, chair casters are beneficial for those with physical limitations, making it easier for them to move their chairs without having to exert too much effort. They also protect floors from scratches and scuffs that can occur from dragging chairs across the surface. Overall, chair casters offer a simple and practical solution for improved mobility and protection in the workspace.

Are All Chair Casters the Same Size?

No, much like the rest of us, furniture casters vary in many ways. The wheels themselves can range from 2 inches to more than 5 inches. Small caster wheels are often for indoor use, for example.

Furthermore, some furniture castors are attached by a stem, while others are installed with a plate connection — and base glide castors don’t even come with wheels! Stems are typically less than 2 inches in length and may be threaded or come with a friction ring.

How Do You Measure a Chair Caster?

Fortunately, measuring a furniture caster is as easy as determining the diameter of a circle! Place the ‘0’ of your ruler on one end, and notate the numbers that land on the other.

The process is the same for measuring the caster stem, but this time, the ruler will go from top to bottom. Finally, to determine the width of the stem, place your measuring device in the middle of the stem and orient it perpendicular to the length of the component.

Can You Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair?

Yes! However, it does depend on the type of chair you use; if it doesn’t already accommodate furniture castors, then you’ll need to do some handiwork with our small caster wheels.

Fortunately, if your school office chairs can already receive chair casters, then you’re certain to find the ideal wheels at Shiffler Equipment! Our diverse catalog of industrial wheels for furniture boasts some of the most trusted brands in the industry.

What are school casters?

School casters are wheels that attach to the bottom of desks, tables, and other furniture in educational settings. They are designed to make it easy to move the furniture around the room, allowing for flexible and dynamic classroom layouts.

What are the benefits of using school casters?

School casters provide many benefits such as easy movement of furniture in classrooms, allowing for flexible and dynamic layouts, easy cleaning and rearranging of classrooms, and also it's useful for classrooms with limited space to store furniture.

How do I know if my school furniture needs new casters?

You will know if your school furniture needs new casters if the existing casters are worn out, making it difficult to move the furniture around or if they appear damaged. Also, if the furniture is shaking or making noise while moving, it's a sign of worn-out casters. It's always advisable to check the casters periodically and replace them if they need replacement.