Upgrading the wheels on your office chair may help to prevent scratches on your hardwood floor, but it is not always necessary. The type of wheels that come with your chair will depend on the manufacturer, but many office chairs come with wheels that are designed to be gentle on hardwood floors.
However, if you notice that your chair’s wheels are causing scratches on your hardwood floor, upgrading to wheels with a softer, rubber or polyurethane material may help to prevent scratches. These wheels have a softer contact surface which will protect your flooring.
Another option is to use chair mats or plastic glides that go under the chair legs. These will also help to protect your hardwood flooring from scratches.
It is also important to keep your office chair wheels clean and free of debris to minimize any chance of scratches.
It’s always a good idea to check the manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations for the best type of wheels to use with your office chair, and to make sure they are compatible with your flooring.