Appliance Casters For Hardwwod Flooring - ? - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-28-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 47
Rewards Points: 25

Appliance casters for hardwwod flooring - ?

I want to redo the kitchen with hardwood flooring. I've read horror stories about moving refrigerators and trashing new floors.

Is there a particular type of caster that would allow a refrigerator to be moved without ruining new flooring? Would a 60mm rubber wheel-type be ok?


SixStrRzr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
woodman58's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Blackwell, Missouri
Posts: 454
Rewards Points: 250

I would not add any casters. The casters on refrigirators are as soft as you can use and still move the frig. The problem comes when you over fill it. Do not try to move a full frig. The weight will dent the floor when rolled forward and back. You should never move the frig side to side. This is where most damage occures. Any wheel can gouge a floor when moved side ways.


woodman58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Are we this dumb

"Modern" refrigerators have wheels that are almost useless in other words. Can someone (manufacturers) please put good wheels on 2 thousand dollar plus refrigerators. All they have to do is add more wheels that also turn thus spreading the weight and alleviating the necessity of scooting sideways. If the manufacturers are too stupid to do this it should be available in hardware stores as an add on. We should not be having to say that is the way it is. No wonder we are falling way behind in the world in almost every way. Trying to lift these behemoths to roll over plywood when they are up against the back wall is impossible
alanduq is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Hardwood Flooring on Concrete Flooring, Condo slickwilly789 Flooring 4 06-07-2017 06:24 PM
Strange engineered wood flooring install in Philippines (pics) Flt_Simulation Flooring 7 10-05-2009 09:00 AM
Installing engineered flooring in the Philippines Flt_Simulation Flooring 15 07-21-2009 08:00 PM
no glue, no nails wood flooring - little help? reds_21 Flooring 2 02-13-2009 11:32 AM
Piano Casters davefoc General DIY Discussions 5 10-26-2008 07:58 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1