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What are rubber ferrules used for?

What are rubber ferrules used for?

Published - 9th May 2022

Rubber ferrules are incredibly versatile products that are made from high-quality rubber and are used in a variety of applications throughout our daily life, but what are rubber ferrules and what are they used for? Read on to find out more.

What is a rubber ferrule?

Rubber ferrules are small rubber stoppers, specifically designed to be attached to the end of walking sticks, chair legs, and appliances. They protect both the leg and the surface it is sitting on while providing enhanced grip.

When making an order with Industrial Rubber, they are available in many shapes and sizes. The rubber product is hard-wearing, long-lasting, and offer improved stability, safety and protection in a range of applications, not just walking stick ends.

What are the benefits of rubber ferrules?

Ferrules can be made from a variety of materials, rubber ferrules provide superior grip on surfaces, especially for the health industry, making them ideal for use such as crutches, walking aids, and walking sticks.

Here are some of the other benefits of rubber ferrules:


Rubber ferrules help protect floors from marks caused by furniture, both inside and outside the home. As well as protecting floors and surfaces, these rubber ends also help to protect the item from scratches, damage and wear and tear.


Rubber stoppers also help improve grip for applications such as walking sticks, crutches and walking frames, helping the user to avoid slips, trips, and accidents, particularly when using on hard or slippery floors.


Rubber ferrules help prevent unnecessary noise, for example, when chairs, tables and appliances are pushed or pulled along the floor. This can be particularly useful in the educational industry or healthcare settings.

Types of rubber ferrules

There is a range of different types of rubber ferrules available, including:

Rubber ferrules for tables and chairs

Rubber ferrules can be used on tables and chairs to protect your floor from damage during use. As well as protecting the floor, they protect the ends of the chair and table legs, while improving grip and stability when in use.

A type and B type rubber ferrules are commonly used for tables and chairs, as well as trampolines and scaffold poles.

At Industrial Rubber, we manufacture A type rubber ferrules for tables and chairs, in black, grey, and white. These ferrules have a plain flat base and are available in a range of sizes. We also supply B type rubber ferrules for tables and chairs, which have a round base.

Rubber ferrules for walking sticks

Rubber ferrules are so commonly used on walking sticks that they are also known as walking stick ends. They protect the bottom of the stick from damage while improving grip, safety and stability. They can also help absorb shock, improving comfort in the upper body for the user.

At Industrial Rubber, we manufacture rubber walking stick ends in various sizes and colours to suit any stick. Also known as C Type rubber ferrules, our walking stick ends have a pimple base for optimum stability and support.

Rubber ferrules for walking frames

Heavy-duty rubber ferrules can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber ends, rubber stoppers, walking sticks, crutches, and walking frames, as well as commercial uses. These rubber ferrules feature a raised ring base, with optional metal inserts.

At Industrial Rubber, we manufacture heavy-duty rubber ferrules in a variety of sizes and colours, for a wide range of applications.

Explore our range of rubber moulded products, all manufactured to ISO certified standards. To discuss your requirements or find out more about our components, please get in touch.

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