It’s no secret that wet floors can be dangerous. Slips and falls are too common in areas where water or other liquids are present, which is why choosing the right caster wheels for wet floors is important.
For example, in manufacturing or distribution settings, caster wheels constantly come into contact with water or other liquids. And in hospitality settings, kitchens and bathrooms can be especially wet and slippery. That’s why we will now discuss what materials and features for casters make them suitable for wet floors and why.
What Makes a Caster Suitable for Wet Floors?
When choosing casters for wet floors, there are three things to consider: material, tread, and swivel. Let’s take a look at what part each of these three components plays in keeping safe.
- Material:The material of the caster wheel is important because it needs to be able to withstand constant contact with water or other liquids without rusting or corroding. Stainless steel is the best material for use on wet floors because it is rust-resistant and can be easily cleaned.
- Tread: The tread of the caster wheel is important because it needs to provide traction on wet floors. Smooth caster wheels will not be able to grip the floor and could cause the user to slip and fall. The best treads for wet floors are those that are made of rubber or have a diamond pattern.
- Swivel: The swivel of the caster wheel is important because it needs to be able to rotate freely without binding. Caster wheels with a ball-bearing swivel are the best choice for wet floors because they provide smooth movement.
Materials and Features for the Best Casters for Wet Floors
Now that we know what to look for in caster wheels for wet floors, let’s take a closer look at some of the best materials and features.
- Stainless steel: As we mentioned before, stainless steel is the best material for wet floors because it is rust-resistant and can be easily cleaned. Stainless steel caster wheels are also durable and can withstand constant contact with water or other liquids.
- Rubber tread: Rubber is the best material for wet floor treads because it provides good traction and is slip-resistant. Rubber treads are also quiet, which is important in settings like hospitals where noise levels need to be kept low.
- Diamond Pattern Tread: Diamond pattern treads are also good for wet floors because they provide good traction and are slip-resistant. Like rubber treads, diamond pattern treads are also quiet.
- Ball-Bearing Swivel: A ball-bearing swivel is the best choice for wet floors because it provides smooth movement. Ball-bearing swivels are also low maintenance and easy to clean.
LINCO’s Best Caster Wheels for Wet Floors
At LINCO, we offer a wide variety of caster wheels for wet floors. Our stainless steel casters are rust-resistant and can be easily cleaned. Our rubber and diamond pattern treads provide good traction and are slip-resistant. Our ball-bearing swivels provide smooth movement. Below are some of our best caster wheels for wet floors.
This caster is good for wet and wash-down environments because it is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and has a blue, non-marking polyurethane wheel. The bearings are also rust resistant.
With Moldon Polyurethane as the material for both the caster and tread, this caster is good for wet areas. It is also non-marking. The ball-bearing swivel gives it a smooth movement that works well on wet floors.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) is a material that is used for the tread and wheel on this caster. It is a good choice for wet areas because it is slip-resistant and has a high resistance to chemicals. The ball bearings in the swivel construction are double-sealed and greased for smooth operation. The frame is made of stainless steel for durability.
When choosing the best caster wheels for wet floors, it is important to consider the material of the wheel, the tread, and the swivel. Stainless steel is the best material for wet floors because it is rust-resistant and can be easily cleaned. Rubber and diamond pattern treads are good for wet floors because they provide good traction and are slip-resistant. Ball-bearing swivels are the best for wet floors because they provide smooth movement.
Contact us today for more information on our wet floor casters or other products that we offer. We would be happy to help you find the best solution for your needs.