Moving Kitchen Island Carts Moving Kitchen Island Carts
Moving kitchen island carts is easier when mounted on casters or wheels. Many kitchen center islands are permanently installed and not capable of movement. There are several small islands that act as side tables and possibly wet bars that may not have wheels or casters, so moving these may be a chore.
Moving a portable kitchen island cart successfully is dependent upon the type of load-bearing caster or wheel that is in place. In some situations, if you've overloaded the cart with heavy appliances or kitchen accessories, it may be necessary to remove these items before releasing the caster or wheel locks to allow the cart to move.
For the best performance, make sure your kitchen island cart comes equipped with soft rubber wheels for use on linoleum, natural stone, ceramic tile and concrete floors. Nylon and polyurethane constructed wheels should be limited to use of carpeting. The soft rubber will not mar the floor surface area when moving the cart across it.
Read the Specifications
Always read the specifications for the wheel/casters supplied with your kitchen island cart. Look for words like “industrial” or “heavy-duty” support, because carts supported by casters need to have appropriate load-bearing models. Under capacity wheels and casters will eventually fail.
Make sure to periodically clean your kitchen island casters, removing any dirt or debris that may impede movement.