Casters facilitate moving industrial equipment and residential furniture. The following conditions will determine the best choices for your needs.
Floors that are uneven or have bumps and cracks can benefit from a wide caster wheel that efficiently navigates various floor textures. Pneumatic casters are also ideal for factory settings because they can safely move up to thousands of pounds over uneven surfaces. If cords and other objects remain on factory floors, spring-loaded casters can travel over them and absorb all shocks that might upset a load.
Polyurethane wheels are an excellent choice for tile floors. These wheels tend to be wide and distribute weight evenly, reducing load pressure that can damage the tile. They are an excellent choice for retail trolleys, supermarket carriages and bathroom furniture because they are quiet and can resist water corrosion.
Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for many office and residential floors but it can be easily scratched. Furniture sliding across a hardwood floor can be less abrasive when rolled on rubber or polyurethane caster wheels. These materials are particularly gentle because they grip the floor rather than create abrasive friction by gliding across it.
Carpeting is a popular flooring material in offices and homes. Carpet fibers can create friction against anything that rubs against them. For instance, rubber casters’ characteristic grip can dig into carpet fibers and prevent their smooth movement. Wheels that can dig past the threads without tearing them are a perfect solution. Hard metal or nylon wheels that can glide through carpet without damaging it are the best options.
Pneumatic casters work well for outdoor areas covered with gravel because they are light and buoyant and won’t sink into the rocky surface.
Pneumatic casters are also an excellent choice for grass-filled areas like golf courses and lawns. Their ability to lightly glide over underlying dirt without boring into it make it possible to move items for great distances outdoors.
It may be necessary to transfer all kinds of items on dollies and carts in a city environment. Typical concrete streets and sidewalks are coarse. They may also be littered with random objects. Caster wheels on dollies must provide shock absorption items like fragile art or stacks of multiple items for stores’ inventories. Shock-absorbing polyurethane, swivel and rubber casters can all safely move objects on concrete.
The right wheels can make a difference to your business’s productivity or the beauty of your home. A wheel supplier can help you make the best selection to work with your unique surface.