How to Replace Office Chair Wheels With Slides


Office chair wheels and casters have their place on hard finished office floors, but they don't work especially well on most carpets, and they can scratch some wood flooring. In most cases the casters or wheels are not a permanent fixture on office chairs. Replacement chair slides or glides are built to fit onto the chair bases in the same way as wheels and casters, so making the switch to office chair slides is a simplified process.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Turn the chair on its side so you can reach all the office chair wheels. Pull the wheels away from the base to remove their stems from the holes in the base. Use pliers to remove any wheels that do not come off by hand.

  • Measure the height and width of the stems on the wheels that slipped into the holes in the base of the chair. Office chair wheels and casters have standard size stems. Use the measurement to purchase replacement slides with the same size stems.

  • Push the office chair stems into the small holes in the base that held the wheels. Push the slides into the holes firmly enough to hear them click into place. Turn the chair upright once it has a slide in place of every wheel.

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