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Which are the best gliders to put under chair legs?



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Old January 2, 2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Which are the best gliders to put under chair legs?


We can't find the right glides for vinyl planks with a structure on it. Metal makes a lot of noise and felt wears really fast when they drag the elderly back and forth over the floor. Also we tried really expensive teflon glides, but they wear out even faster than the felt glides.

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Wheels I guess...

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I have to ask................why are you dragging the elderly around Didnt you folks teach you better manners than that!

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Old January 2, 2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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We can't find the right glides for vinyl planks with a structure on it. Metal makes a lot of noise and felt wears really fast when they drag the elderly back and forth over the floor. Also we tried really expensive teflon glides, but they wear out even faster than the felt glides.
Please clarify your question, I assume while your installing vinyl plank shifting furniture and old people?

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By "Teflon" do you mean the phenolic plastic type. If not that is what I would try. It is used for commercial cutting boards here in the states and they last a long long time. They are very smooth and dense and glide well on vinyl, carpet, wood, etc.

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If I'm not mistaken I think most chair leg-ends, the ones with the little round feet that swivel come in more than one size diameter. Most of those things come standard (on the chair) at about 3/4" round, but I'm thinking I have seen after-market replacements as big as 1-1/2" in diameter maybe, if that is what you are talking about.

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Yes , they are made in all sizes, pretty good markup on them, we've put thousands on ,and that feels like one job. They make cheaper ones at big lots or your equivalent , falling off I've heard of but never wearing out. You can always try tennis balls, cut slot and slide on.

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Wheels I guess...
Wheel are dangerous, when the elderly try to sit on it themselves the chair might roll back and they fall on the ground.

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Please clarify your question, I assume while your installing vinyl plank shifting furniture and old people?
We do a lot of work for nursery homes and they want us to put appropriate glides on their chairs.

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If I'm not mistaken I think most chair leg-ends, the ones with the little round feet that swivel come in more than one size diameter. Most of those things come standard (on the chair) at about 3/4" round, but I'm thinking I have seen after-market replacements as big as 1-1/2" in diameter maybe, if that is what you are talking about.
No, all of these chairs have big wooden legs.

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Yes , they are made in all sizes, pretty good markup on them, we've put thousands on ,and that feels like one job. They make cheaper ones at big lots or your equivalent , falling off I've heard of but never wearing out. You can always try tennis balls, cut slot and slide on.
If you can put them underneath square wooden legs that would be great. What material are they made of?

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By "Teflon" do you mean the phenolic plastic type. If not that is what I would try. It is used for commercial cutting boards here in the states and they last a long long time. They are very smooth and dense and glide well on vinyl, carpet, wood, etc.
No i'm talking about these

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We do a lot of work for nursery homes and they want us to put appropriate glides on their chairs.
In a nursing home or assisted-living environment I'm sure you already know that wheels are not acceptable in any case and prohibited by the ADA as far as lounge and dining chairs or patient-use chairs are concerned. There are wheeled (upright) chairs to be used only by staff to transport patients short distances and of course there are everyday wheel chairs. All of this information is contained somewhere in the information provided by the ADA (Americans Disability Act).

all of these chairs have big wooden legs.
Haven't seen a wooden leg chair that couldn't be adapted easily enough, so what's the problem? I must be missing something.

I would be careful installing wheels or glides or slides or anything of that nature on furniture to be used by the elderly or the handicapped. There could be some serious liability in that matter.

Why not investigate the appropriate laws and comply with them?

they want us to put appropriate glides on their chairs.
I think I would tell them to specify what it is they want and the product they want you to use and put it in writing in the form of a purchase order. Then I would also call my insurance provider and see what they say about this potential mis-step.

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Haven't seen a wooden leg chair that couldn't be adapted easily enough, so what's the problem? I must be missing something.

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I've never seen them underneath wooden chairs. Only underneath skewed steal frame chairs legs. I thought the only reason to use them is when the legs are crooked or skewed.

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Ok commercial environment- your question now makes perfect sense. One product is protecting another product, it's one or the other ,harder glide than LVP and LVP is damaged.
The chairs are being used improperly for glides to be effective, click picture of chair legs.

Omnidirectional wheels are of course dangerous, chairs with wheels going sideways only though I don't know even exist might be safe.
Have seen tennis balls(can buy used ones)on hundreds of chairs to reduce LVT waxing, if one falls off though there is a trip hazard, as Cline said liability issues take precedence.

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