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Insert Glides

Variations Of Insert Glides

Metal Spring Insert Glides
As Tube Glides for chairs these work to reduce the friction placed upon the desired surface, this is done by using materials that reduce friction to prevent damage or wearing of floors. Metal is a popular choice for use as glides due to the friction-less properties that it promotes, working with both hard and soft surfaces to protect and pro-long.
Teflon Insert Glides
These Insert Glides for tubes come with a PTFE base from standard, this promotes excellent gliding properties across a range of surfaces. Commonly used with carpet or even vinyl, PTFE resembles a popular consumer product in terms of teflon, a material which is regularly employed with frying pans to prevent sticking.
Felt Glides For Tubes
These Tube Glides for chairs come with a standard flat base topped with felt, this helps to reduce friction across surfaces and can be easily fitted to tubular Chairs/Furniture. Coming with a ribbed shank section, these fit securely and without the need for additional fasteners, fixings or adhesives. Unlike our other products, these Tubular Insert Glides can be installed onto almost any appliance, making them a popular choice over their nail on, or screw in counter-parts. In their more broad sense and categorically, these are referred to as Felt Chair Glides. Hence their main usage being with a tubular base chair leg, where they would be inserted to act as a foot type fitting.
Tilting Felt Glides For Tubes
These Insert Glides for tubes come with tilting bases from standard, this allows you to adapt and adjust the base to suit your particular chair/furniture leg angle. Failing that, the base can also be adjusted to suit the specific flooring that it is being placed on, preventing any issues with stability. As Tube Glides, these work well towards reducing friction and stopping floors from becoming damaged or scratched. With a premium felt base, these are truly efficient and effective components that come in at reduced price thanks to their effective manufacturing. Again, in a broader sense than their main category these can be known as Felt Chair Glides. Being a wider take on its specific term, these can vary in how people understand them, from ball base foot to a felt base insert.

Our Tube Glides, or Insert Glides as they can be known, are available in a number of styles and variants. Each style offers different characteristics. The options that we offer inside this section includes our standard, tilting, and spring threaded, each of these styles having their own speciality in terms of its main use.

Tube Glides are commonly used with tubular applications, fitting internally to reduce friction and to prevent noise, as well as helping to ease the movement of heavier objects. Coming mainly in felt versions, these Glides help to reduce the wearing on hard floors and can drastically reduce the damage caused to both the object and the flooring over a long period of time.

Our Insert Glides For Tubes and Tube Glides For Chairs are available in a range of sizes and variants found above, including both Felt and PTFE (Teflon) type bases. We are able to offer free samples on all of these products so that you can get a good feel for it before you purchase, ensuring that you waste no time during the buying process.

Benefits Of Our Insert Glides For Tubes:/insert-glides-508-c.asp

  • Manufactured using premium grade materials
  • Largest selection of sizes in the UK
  • Easy to fit and install designs
  • Perfect for hard/soft floors
Typical Applications Of Our Insert Glides:
  • For insertion into a tubular chair or furniture leg
  • For easing the movement of a piece of furniture
Need help finding the Tube Glides you require? Call us today on 01233 713 581

What Delivery Services are available?
We offer free 3-5 Day Delivery for orders over £15, £4.85 2nd Class Services for orders below £10 and £2.85 for orders £10-15. We also offer Next Day Delivery for £12.50 along with Guaranteed AM Delivery if required, collection can be arranged free of charge from our warehouse. For international shipping prices please use the shipping calculator on the cart page, once a product is inside your cart.

Can I get a Free Sample?
Free Samples can be requested through our product pages, displayed in the sizing table beside the product you require. Please note you can always give us a call on 01233 713 581 or contact us over Live Chat to discuss samples.

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I am not sure what parts I need?
If you're unsure of what part you need then please do not hesitate to give one of our friendly Sales Team a call on 01233 713 581 and they can assist you. Alternatively, we're regularly active on the Live Chat and are always open for questions. 

Do you offer Returns on Products?
We offer a return period on all of our products to give you peace of mind, to view our policies and learn more about this process should it be required, please see our Returns Policy page.

Can you supply different colours of this product?
In most cases we have the facilities to offer you different colours of a product, specific to your requirements. Minimum order quantities may apply depending on the manufacturing technique in question, but please get in touch with any queries you may have.

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