Did you know that the wheels on your office chair are designed to be used with a specific type of flooring? There are two main types of office chair casters—soft floor and hard floor—and you should verify which type you’ll need before you buy your new office chair.


Soft Floor Casters. As the name suggests, soft floor casters are made to be used on soft floor surfaces such as carpet. These types of casters have hard wheels that allow them to easily glide across soft surfaces. Most chairs automatically come with soft floor casters, so be sure to consult one of our furniture experts if your chair will need hard floor casters instead.

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Hard Floor Casters. Hard floor casters are made to roll easily on hard flooring such as tile and hardwood. Hard floor casters have a soft surface around the wheel that allows them to better grip onto hard surfaces so that your chair won’t slide around while you work. Because most office chairs come with standard soft floor casters, be sure to request add-on hard floor casters when you purchase your new chair.

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Already have an office chair with the wrong type of casters? No need to fear. Most manufacturers sell both types of casters, and your existing chair casters can be easily replaced. Just call our furniture experts at (800) 558-1010 and we’ll be happy to help.


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