What are Glides?

Glides are the small "feet" at the bottom of each chair leg. Adding new glides - and making sure you have the right type of glides for your floor - can make the world of difference and breathe new life into your product.

Our glides are tailored to fit individual Emeco chair models. There are different glides for different applications - hard floors, carpeted floors, outdoor use etc. Feel free to contact us to ensure you get the right glides for your product and floor.

Time to replace your glides?

We build our products to last. Many of them even come with a lifetime warranty. Glides are not covered under warranty and will need replacing from time to time, depending on the use and floor surface. To replace glides on your existing Emeco chair or stool, simply follow our step-by-step instructions:

You will need:
-A flat-head screwdriver
-A rubber mallet or hammer

  1. Place the chair upside down on a table.
    We recommend that you place a towel or blanket between the table and chair to avoid scratching.

2. To remove the existing glide, place the screwdriver along the square edge of the existing glide.

Using the hammer or mallet, gently tap the screwdriver on all four sides of the glide evenly to back it out of the chair leg.

If you want to remove an original Navy metal glide, please take great care inserting the screwdriver between the glide and the chair leg. Forceful removal can damage the bottom of the chair leg.

3. Locate the correct glide for each chair leg. Note that the glides are shaped to fit a specific chair leg. For the front legs, the rounded corner of the glide should match the rounder corner of the chair leg. For the back legs, the glides are angled to fit the angle of the chair leg.

4. Insert the replacement glides using a rubber mallet. The glides are designed to create a tight fit, so you may need to hammer with some force, and the plastic may scrape a bit on the ridges to achieve the tight fit.

5. Replacing plastic caps on your original Navy glides: After removing the old cap, the new ones can be pressed on using a rubber mallet. The caps are designed to create a tight fit, so you may need to hammer with some force.