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Shepherd Casters for Hardwood Floors

Shepherd Casters for Hardwood FloorsMaintaining Your Investment

Anyone who has a hardwood floor in their home or business understands the care and attention that is needed to keep it in pristine condition. Depending on the finish, the softness or hardness of the wood and other details, there are many aspects to take into consideration when deciding how best to care for your hardwood floor. Hardwood floors are an investment and making sure you take care of them is of utmost importance. Whether the floor is in your personal home or business or that of a client’s home or business you will want to do everything in your power to maintain that investment.

Mobile Furniture

One of the most potentially damaging activities to your hardwood floor is moving items across it, whether it is rolling, mobile furniture or actually moving inanimate items from one side of the room to the other. When items are placed on dollies or hand trucks to be made mobile, many factors need to be taken into consideration to ensure that no damage is done to the floor.  Some factors to consider include the type and material of dolly or handtruck you are using, its weight bearing load capabilities and how well it rolls. Additionally, with mobile furniture we often take for granted a very important detail that has a huge impact on hardwood floors, the very things that allows them to roll, the casters.

Details to Consider

A detail that is very often overlooked but could be considered the most important detail to consider is the type of casters or wheels on the item being moved. There are many varieties of casters and each different element can impact how they interact with the surface on which they are being used. Some of those details to consider include: the wheel diameter, the swivel radius, the mounting height and the dynamic load. However, when choosing the best caster for the job in reference to the floor type, one of the most important factors to pay special attention to is the tread of the caster. For softer floors you want to choose a harder wheel that will allow for better ease of movement, but for harder floors you want to choose a softer wheel that will offer protection.

Making the Right Choice Can Be Easy

Making the right choice when it comes to choosing casters that will not harm your beautiful hardwood floors can be a daunting task. However, there is a company that is well equipped with the knowledge to help you make the right choice. We at Douglas Equipment understand the attention that is needed when it comes to hardwood floors and are more than happy to help you find the right casters for the job. We have been in business since 1955 and pride ourselves in offering a high-level of product knowledge, marvelous customer service, a large in-stock variety of options and the best prices. Please contact us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0030 or locally at 305-888-3700. You can also fax us at 305-883-9563.