April 18, 2018
Not all castors are created equal and by tight wheels I mean caster wheels that have a fender, like on a bike that’s very close to the wheels. If you check your castor wheels, you’ll be surprised to find out that there are quite a number of different models of castor wheels.
If you are having trouble with your castor wheels scratching your new floors than some of the Flexi-Felt heat shrink covers may be a solution. These are able to be shrink wrapped around most castor wheels and the soft plastic sleeve helps protect your floors.
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There are however exceptions to what they will fit on. In both figures 1 and 2 you can see that there is a normal amount of space between the fender and the wheels. In figure 3 the wheel is very tight to the fender. The reason that this is a concern is when you have these types of wheels damaging your floors. The Castor Covers we sell are great for installing on the casters of both figure 1 and 2 but they simply cannot be installed on the casters in figure 3.
Unfortunately if you find those types of casters damaging your floors your only option would be to replace them with either the expensive nylon casters or casters similar to the models in figures 1 and 2 and install Castor Covers.