Since escaping the wall-to-wall carpeted suburban home we grew up in, we've always had a deep fondness for furniture on casters (as do our friends over at ATSF
). Putting furniture on wheels offers the option of redecorating a room's layout with hardly any effort and is also great for temporary furnishings while hosting guests. But what about casters beyond the usual utilitarian and affordable IKEA variety? Below are several resources to get your furnishings on wheels with a bit of panache...CoolCasters.com
is our favourite amongst the resources we perused, simply for the fact that they remind us of our late 80's to early 90's affinity for skateboarding. Wheels run the gamut of aggressively styled to more designer in appearance (the wood stain model match well with wood furnishings of various finishes).
A close second is Mockett's line of hollow wheel casters, designed with a thin wheel section that revoloves around a circular hub, while supporting a weight capacity of 150 lbs per caster. For lovers of the colour orange like ourselves, can we recommend the glossy white with orange model?
There are also a variety of online retailers that specialize in industrial style casters. Revvo Caster Company's
medical line of SingleTech and TwinTech furniture wheels are anything but clinical. If you're looking for more utilitarian, the Jilson Group Centerbody Nylon Twin-Wheel Casters support up to 220lbs and come with locking mechanisms to prevent rolling and is available in 3 different mounting options and sizes.