Okay, here goes. I have a chair with castors at my computer desk. I
like the freedom of moving around while seated..the problem? I have
laminated wooden floors, that are starting to show 'wear' at the desk
for all the moving I do. I happened to pass by a Loews and saw that
they had castor protectors along with the typical protectors for other
chairs and furniture. I tried to ask one of the employees and its not
like the TV ads where they seem to show an expert in various
areas...not where I live. Anyhow, I can see where it may keep dust and
dirt off the castors, but ...now here is the dumb question...are you
ready?...Obviously, i can't see one moving around freely as I have
been able to do up to now. so what real purpose do they serve...Oh
yes, feel free to call me stupid:)
Hammacher Schlemmer has a bamboo chair mat for exactly this purpose -
protecting hardwood from chair castors.
I think they also sell it at Solutions and Amazon.com as well.
The ones that look like little ash trays are for stationary
furniture like sofas. Spreads the weight, to keep from punching
holes in the floor, or pushing the carpet down.
Not for rolling chairs. For rolling chairs you need a plastic mat
to protect the floor.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Home Depot or any of the big-boxes probably won't have them- you will have
to go online, to an industrial supply, or to a commercial office furniture
place that actually carries repair parts. It won't be cheap. A plastic chair
glide pad will be lots cheaper. BTW, it is the grit caught on the casters
that causes the damage to the finish. Contact patch is only a couple of
square inches, so it grinds it right in there.
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