How to Install Swivel Chair Casters
To make swivel chairs even more convenient, consider installing swivel chair casters on them. Follow the simple steps below to effectively install casters on a swivel chair.
Step 1 – Choose the Right Caster
Whether you plan to use your chair on carpeted or hardwood floors will determine which kind of caster you use. To avoid scratching or scarring a hardwood floor, install a caster with a softer wheel such as rubber or polyurethane. A hard caster of larger diameter will roll more easily on carpet.
Step 2 – Choose the Right Socket
Choose from a variety of sockets such as those that insert into a hole, those that attach by screwing them to a flat surface, and even those that are designed to work better on a wood chair leg. Your caster will adhere more solidly when attached to a matching socket.
Step 3 – Attach Your Socket
For the caster socket that screws onto a surface, drill screw guide holes in the chair. Attach your socket by screwing it onto the chair leg. For the socket that fits into a hole, drill a hole slightly smaller than the socket.
Step 4 – Insert Your Caster Stem
Finally, insert the stem of your caster into the socket you've attached to your chair.