Selecting casters and wheels for use on furniture involves many choices. Do the casters need to have an appealing style to go with the design of the furniture, or will they be out of view? What type of floors will the furniture move on? Carpeted floors might require wheels with rigid treads while hard floors might require casters with a softer tread.
Load capacity is an important specification for furniture casters. For some items like a table with four legs, each caster might only be required to support one fourth of the total weight of the loaded table. For an item like a four-legged chair, however, casters should be chosen that can support extra weight – if a person sitting in the chair tilts back on only two legs, then each caster must support at least half the load.Selecting casters and wheels for use on furniture involves many choices.