Discover the No.1 Tip to Find the Best Desk Chair Without Wheels

Fenstone Computer Chairs Without Wheels 2024 Guide


  • Introduction
  • The no.1 industry tip to find the best computer chair without wheels
  • Fenstone's range of desk chairs without wheels
  • The pros and cons of wheels vs no wheels
  • Other types of non-wheel office chair
  • Conclusion


If you’re in the market for an office chair without wheels, you’ve probably noticed that wheeled office chairs offer far greater choice, more ergonomic functionality and the most stylish and sought after designs. In this short buyer's guide, we'll show you a quick and easy method that eliminates any need to compromise, the pros and cons of wheels vs no wheels and the other types of office chairs without castors that suit a variety of workspace requirements.

The no.1 industry tip to find the best computer chair without wheels

Let's get straight to it. The vast majority of office chairs use wheels that clip into the chair’s swivel base. The wheel is connected to a metal stem that uses a universal height and width which can be easily changed for a fixed foot that also uses the universal stem size. These are referred to as Glider Feet and they are widely available for purchase on the internet.

The standard width of an office chair wheel stem is typically 11 mm in diameter with a length of 22 mm. This size is commonly referred to as the universal stem size and fits most office chairs. However, it’s always a good idea to measure your chair’s stem or check the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure compatibility when replacing wheels or switching to glider feet.

This simple and effective method eliminates the need to compromise and allows you to quickly and easily convert any wheeled chair into a non-wheel office chair that remains fixed in place, whilst retaining all the functionality of their wheeled counterparts.

Fenstone's range of desk chairs without wheels

Fenstone Office Chairs Without Rollers

Fenstone offer a complete range of office chairs without castors, with all models offering the choice of wheels or fixed glider feet. Whether you need task seating, executive chairs for meeting rooms or fully ergonomic computer chairs that offer a range of back and neck support – our stylish range of no wheel desk chairs offer a hassle-free solution.

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Wheels versus no wheels

Wheels versus no wheels

Where your office chair will be used will play a large part in which type of chair is suitable for your specific circumstances. Chairs with wheels will generally offer more ergonomic features and adjustments but will also look completely out of place in a visitor waiting area. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of both types include:

Office chairs with wheels


  • Wheeled office chairs generally offer better ergonomics and more adjustments allowing a greater level of comfort
  • Depending on the model they can offer better back support for long hours
  • Greater choice of designs and models to choose from versus non wheeled counterparts


  • Can be far more expensive given the greater level of functionality
  • Potentially damaging to hardwood floors and carpets
  • Unsuitable for uneven floors, platforms or low friction surfaces

Office Chairs without wheels


  • Generally less expensive than an office chair with wheels
  • Creates a neater and more uniform look for board rooms and visitor areas
  • Less damaging to hardwood floors and suitable for uneven surfaces


  • Lack of adjustability and ergonomic features
  • Fixed seat and armrest height may be unsuitable for taller users
  • Fewer design options to choose from

Other types of non wheel office chair

Types of no wheel office chairs

We recommend using office chairs without wheels if you only need to work at your desk for a few hours at a time. Whilst they can offer a high level of comfort, when working for long hours an ergonomic office chair that supports your spinal posture is recommended. Some designs will offer a hybrid approach with some additional back support built in. The main types of desk chair without wheels include:

Cantilever office chair (or visitor’s chair)

Office chair not on wheels

Often referred to as a “visitor’s chair”, an office chair with a cantilever base is suitable for meeting rooms, waiting areas and also for the home office. We would not recommend this chair type for long working hours (4 hours or more) as it offers limited spinal repositioning and back support.

Swivel office chairs no wheels

Swivel office chair without wheels

This is a great option that can offer the best of both worlds. Instead of wheels, the chair base has fixed feet keeping the chair in place whilst offering all of the benefits of an ergonomic office chair with swivel capability. These can be harder to find than wheeled office chairs as an out of the box product with less design options available too. Converting a wheeled chair to a non wheeled version is a good work around for the lack of choice (covered in detail by our no.1 buyers tip at the start of this article).

Ergonomic Desk Chairs without Wheels

Ergonomic office chair without wheels

Some office chairs without wheels do offer ergonomic adjustments but typically they will be more restricted than their wheeled counterparts. If the chair has a fixed, non swivel base, this will generally rule out adjustable seat height and the ability to recline the chair but built in lumbar support will improve spinal posture and help to prevent back pain.


We hope you found this guide helpful and now you know that using glider feet eliminates any need to choose between wheeled and non-wheeled desk chairs, you have complete freedom of choice to find the right chair for you. As always we welcome your feedback in the comments section below.

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