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Furniture Wheel Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of furniture wheel manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source furniture wheel manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate furniture wheel companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture furniture wheels for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading furniture wheel manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for antique furniture wheels, vintage furniture wheels or industrial furniture wheels.

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 Wheels Industry Information

Furniture Wheels

Furniture wheels, generally known as furniture casters, are wheel assemblies that are attached to the bottoms of furniture legs to provide furniture mobility and shock absorption. Medical and hospital furniture casters are examples of industry-specific furniture wheels; they are medium-duty with soft polyamide rubber wheels and polypro injection molded housings for smooth, quiet operation.

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Applications of Furniture Wheels

The main purpose for furniture wheels is to allow furniture to move across the floor with minimal friction and scratching. Furniture wheels are typically used on beds, chairs, and tables in homes, as well as in 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, with equipment, workstations, and chairs frequently being moved around. It is also very important in hospitals, where computer stations, beds, IV racks, and other equipment are constantly in transit.

Furniture Wheel Design and Function

Furniture wheels 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 only allow 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.

The majority of furniture wheels are made from materials that are specific to the surface on which they will be rolling as well as the load they are carrying.

The most common materials for furniture wheels are:

Molded Urethane
Which performs well in high-moisture applications.
Rubber
Which absorbs shock well and is noiseless.
Thermoplastic
Which is ideal for clean environments.

Common surfaces with which furniture wheels come into contact are:

  • Carpet
  • Plastic
  • Hardwood

An alternative to furniture wheels 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 that remain stationary do not need casters; they are usually fitted with furniture glides instead. The choice between a furniture wheel and a glide should be made based on careful consideration of the utilities’ intended application.