Rolling Desk Chair on Hardwood Floors

cab3014March 30, 2009

I just had my LR and DR floors refinished and use a computer enclosed in an armoire in the dining room. I am reluctant to bring my desk chair back in the room due to the rollers under the legs that would damage the floor. What can be done? I don't think it's possible to put the protective pads under roller legs as could be done with other stationary furniture pieces.

Would one of the large plastic floor protectors used in offices also be harmful to the wood flooring. The floor is 60 year old oak that has just been sanded, stained, and polyurethane coated. It looks great , so I don't want to damage it. Any advice is appreciated. TIA


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Your idea of putting down the plastic floor mat is a good one. Also, there are two different types of casters -- the most common casters on office chairs have hard nylon plastic rollers (designed to roll on carpets) which will leave marks, but there are also soft rubber rollers for hardwood floors. Check the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Casters for Wood Floors

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 9:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have an oriental rug under my office chair in my home library. The kitchen desk chair on hard plastic casters rolls on the hardwood floor with virtually no ill effect.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 9:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for two great solutions. I am in the process of getting new casters for the chair and will probably also add some type of rug beneath the chair for added protection. I really appreciate your responses.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 8:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kitchen Table Repair
Hi. My kitchen table has a crack in it and I was wondering...
Upholstery Fabric Durability
I am about to purchase a Lee Industries couch and two...
Leather Furniture Expo
I'm considering purchasing a sofa by Elite Leather,...
Durability of white leather
Will a white leather sofa discolor eventually no matter...
how to buy high end furniture online and save?
Is there a guide to buying highend furniture online? I...
Sponsored Products
Creekvine Designs Cedar Classic Rocking Glider Furniture Collection Multicolor -
HAL Ply Wood Leg Chair by Vitra
$830.00 | Lumens
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Artistic Weavers Rugs Manzil Cream 2 ft. 6 in. x 8
Home Depot
Sure Fit Reversible Cocoa Chair Cover
Coco Chair in Black Pepper
Grandin Road
Area Rug: Galaxy Brown 8" x 10"
Home Depot
Distressed Finish Counter Stool in Red & Black
| Dot & Bo
Tiller Woven Spring Outdoor Lounge Chair, Patio Furniture
$695.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™