Infographic: Guide To Floor Glides

At Vital Parts we understand the confusion that can be caused from the sheer amount of options available for these ‘glide’ or ‘slider’ type products, this is why we have put together this infographic as a resource that can be used to give an idea of the best possibilities for each surface type.

See below for table guide

 

Surface Type Recommended Products
Wood Felt Nail On / Felt Inserts
Carpet Nylon Nail On / Metal Nail On / PTFE Nail On
Vinyl PTFE Nail On / Screw On PTFE / Plastic Nail On
Laminate PTFE Nail On / Screw On PTFE / Felt Nail On
Stone / Concrete Nylon Nail On / Plastic Nail On / Felt Nail On

Each of the products mentioned inside the infographic can be found under our Chair & Furniture Glides section. Please note that we have many different styles available which aren’t mentioned inside this blog post, including glides suited towards tubes and installation via screws.

 

For enquiries related to these glides or any kind of Chair & Furniture product then please get in touch directly on 01233 713 581

OR visit our website at www.vital-parts.co.uk

 

Product Overview: Snap Fit Bushes

Today’s product overview will cover a popular solution for the threading and organizing of cables, Snap Fit Bushes.

Snap Fit Bushes are a push fit type product that come with ‘snap fitting’ clips which help to keep it firm in position. Made from Nylon 6/6 each Bush is resistant against many general factors seen both internally and externally in new builds and similar projects alike, providing long-term suitability for all kinds of cabling or wiring systems. Working in in a similar way to Grommets, these Bushes have the ability to blank off a hole whilst allowing cables or wires to be threaded straight through, providing better aesthetics and functionality than a grommet would be able to.

Available in Standard, Open/Closed, Universal & Universal Open/Closed variations.

Standard
Standard Snap Fit Bushes are ideal for general uses where the cable diameter and hole size are known, this allows for an easy snap fitting straight into place before having wires or cables passed through it. Featuring a flat rim, these have the ability to increase the aesthetic of an excess panel hole as a minimalistic option.

  • Comes with fixing clips from standard
  • Available for hole diameters up to 101mm
  • Available for cable diameters up to 87.3mm
  • Comes in Black / White Colour ways

White versions are recommended for wiring systems inside new-builds. 

Open/Closed
Open/Closed Bushes are an alternative option to our standard variants, featuring an Open/Closed design to fit a varying cable diameter. Coming with fixing clips just like our other Snap Fit Bush variations, these have the ability for an easy push fit when placed into a suitable hole.

  • Comes with fixing clips from standard
  • Available for hole diameters up to 38.1mm
  • Available for cable diameters up to 31.7mm
  • Comes in Black Colour ways

White versions available upon request in larger quantities.

Universal
Universal Bushes are renowned for their ‘universal’ properties, with the ability to fit a range of cable diameters thanks to its fins which are able to hold a cable in place. A popular option for Electricians, these Universal Bushes are an ideal product to use if you are frequently exposed to cabling and wiring systems.

  • Comes with fixing clips from standard
  • Available for hole diameters up to 38.1mm
  • Available for cable diameters up to 26.9mm
  • Comes in Black Colour ways

White versions available upon request in larger quantities.

Universal Open/Closed
Universal Open/Closed Bushes are a mix of both the open/closed and universal variations, featuring ‘universal’ functionality but with an open/closed style fitting. Having both of these properties allow these to be used across the widest range of hole sizes and cable widths per individual size.

  • Comes with fixing clips from standard
  • Available for hole diameters up to 38.1mm
  • Available for cable diameters up to 26.9mm
  • Comes in Black Colour ways

White versions available upon request in larger quantities.

 

Main uses of Snap Fit Bushes

  • To organize or hide exposed cabling or wiring systems
  • For increasing the integrity of a pipe through a hole
  • To help thread wires or cables around a system

When choosing your preferred style of Snap Fit Bush it is important to consider what your use may be, for example if you have many cables with varying widths which need threading through a wall or panel then a ‘universal’ style may be suited as these can be installed across varying widths rather than just a single cable diameter.

 

Popular Size Guide

Product Code To Fit Hole Panel Thickness Cable Diameter Head Diameter Style
SFB025 15.9mm 3.2mm 11mm 18.2mm Std
SFB029 19mm 3.2mm 14.3mm 21.4mm Std
SFB039 25.4mm 1.6mm 22.3mm 27mm Std
UNB001 12.7mm 6.4mm 7.6mm 15.2mm Universal
UNB007 19mm 6.4mm 12.7mm 21.4mm Universal
UNB014 25.4mm 3.2mm 19.1mm 27mm Universal
SFB076 19mm 3.2mm 13.9mm 20.2mm Open/Closed
SFB084 25.4mm 3.2mm 20.6mm 26.6mm Open/Closed

Please note there are many more size variations available on our website under the Snap Fit Bushes Category.

 

For all enquiries related to Snap Fit Bushes or any kind of Cable Management Products then please get in touch directly on 01233 713 581

OR visit our website at www.vital-parts.co.uk

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