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Furniture Caster Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of furniture caster manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top furniture caster manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find furniture caster companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture furniture casters to your companies specifications. Then contact the furniture caster companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of wood chair casters, antique furniture casters, office furniture casters, or customized furniture casters of every type, this is the resource for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Charlotte, NC 800-333-3422

    With over 50,000 caster combinations in stock, Allied Caster & Equipment Co. offers material handling products with a specialty in casters. Choose from an endless variety of industrial casters from the nationwide retailer that “works hard to earn your business.” We offer deep discounts on casters.

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  • Norcross, GA 800-229-2431

    AIE is a stocking distributor of casters: light duty, medium duty & heavy duty casters; stainless casters; furniture casters; pneumatic casters; ball casters; top plate casters; decorative casters; twin wheel casters; stem casters and specialty casters (spring loaded, air cargo & business machine).

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  • King of Prussia, PA 800-523-5474

    Acorn™ has been the leading U.S. manufacturer in the production of cast polyamides for standard or custom caster & wheel applications. We manufacture, stock, assemble & service a complete selection of superior casters, wheels & parts. Standard or custom wheels, the best of counters and count control systems, mounts, tools, material handling equipment – whatever you need, call Acorn™.

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  • Sacramento, CA 800-350-8828

    Since 1982, BMH Equipment has been a caster distributor, carrying Colsen, Aubin and Darnell products such as furniture casters, heavy duty and pneumatic caster wheels, swivel casters, furniture wheels & chair casters. Caster industries we serve include food service, clean rooms, manufacturing and material handling. The BMH goal is to sell and serve all your equipment needs efficiently.

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Furniture Casters Industry Information

Furniture Casters

Colloquially known as furniture wheels, furniture casters are wheel assemblies attached to the bottoms of furniture legs to provide furniture mobility and shock absorption. Their main purpose is to allow furniture to move across floors with minimal friction and scratching.

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Applications of Furniture Casters

Furniture casters are typically used on beds, chairs, and tables in homes, offices, schools, hospitals, banquet halls, restaurants, retail stores, truck garages, and industrial manufacturing plants and warehouses. However, being able to roll tables, chairs and equipment platforms around smoothly is also important in the manufacturing industry because of the frequency with which equipment, workstations, and chairs are moved around. Casters are also important in hospitals, where computer stations, beds, IV racks, and other equipment are constantly in transit.

An alternative to furniture casters are furniture glides, which are wheel-less furniture leg attachments that allow furniture to sit or be moved across the floor with minimal friction and scratching. Office tables and household furniture, which remain stationary and do not need casters, usually use furniture glides instead of casters.

Furniture Caster Design and Customization

Furniture casters are primarily constructed of wheels, caster frames, and legs. The wheels are positioned between the legs of the caster frame, which can be mounted to objects by an axle or bolt. There are two main types of caster frames: swivel frames, which allow full 360º movement, and rigid frames, which allow only back and forth movement. When the wheel is installed into the caster frame, two legs are attached to either side of the wheel, and the wheel is held in place between these two legs by an axle or bolt. Examples of industry-specific furniture casters include medical and hospital furniture casters, which are medium-duty with soft rubber or polyamide wheels, and office and household chairs, which are made from lower-duty thermoplastic materials, although bed casters typically have strong metal housings.

The majority of furniture casters are made from materials that are specific to the surface they will be rolling on and the load they are carrying. The most common materials for furniture casters are rubber, which absorbs shock well and is noiseless, thermoplastic, which is ideal for clean environments, and molded polyurethane, which performs well in high-moisture applications. Common surfaces that furniture caster wheels come into contact with are carpet, hardwood, and plastic.