Hard Rubber Wheels offer superior floor protection and are quieter than steel wheels when rolling. These wheels are durable in harsh environments and are designed to be chip resistant. Due to the hardness of these wheels, users should take caution when using these on soft floor materials as they can cause damage when used under heavier weight loads. Hard Rubber Wheels can become brittle over time and are particularly susceptible to becoming brittle when exposed to outdoor elements. Hard Rubber Wheels can crack when dropped from limited heights or subjected to impact or shock so they are not recommended in high impact applications. Hard rubber wheels are ideally used on low cost applications where easy rolling is required. These wheels are great for carts rolling over floors that have carpet and on applications such as small waste bins, factory carts, textile carts and other institutional or industrial carts.