Floor Marking Tapes

Floor Tape is available in most colors and can include the striking stripes of hazard tape, reflective qualities, or glow-in-the-dark properties. Reflective tape makes vital markings more visible, especially in low light situations. Non skid tape is a floor tape that helps eliminate slips while marking areas.

Your choice of floor marking tape should be based on the adhesive of the chosen safety tape, its durability, the appearance of the tape, and its functional properties. If your tape must give off stored light during a blackout, then use glow in the dark tape. Vinyl floor tape is available as a traction tape that can be used on stairs, inclined walkways, areas that may be exposed to moisture, or other areas where slipping can be a problem. In modern installations, floor marking is usually done with floor marking tape and not floor paint. more »

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Floor Marking Tape

SafetyTac® Tapes

Durable tape for industrial environments.  

Choose tough SafetyTac® tape when you need markings that can take a beating and still perform. These tapes can mark hazards, divide spaces, and create aisles, even in high-traffic areas.

Floor Marking Shapes

Floor Marking Shapes

Arrows, corners, dots, and more.  

Keep equipment and materials in place with corners, strips, and dots. Point people in the right direction with arrows or footprints.

Floor Marking Tape

5S Tape

Multipurpose tape for 5S & other projects.  

Use 5S Tape to mark any flat surface in your workplace. 5S Tape is available in many sizes—even very narrow widths—for marking both small and large items. Great for 5S and Lean projects.

Smart Stripe Tape

Smart Stripe Tape

A tough, cost-effective tape.  

Mark floors, walls, workbenches, and more with this versatile, low profile tape. Smart Stripe Tape is made from strong vinyl material and is perfect for areas with heavy foot traffic or moderate vehicle traffic.

Pre Made Floor Sign Bundles

Pre Made Floor Sign Bundles

Perfect for fire exits, forklift communication, First Aid and more.  

 

SafetyTac Inline Printed Tape

SafetyTac® Inline Printed Tape

Help workers navigate better and facilities to work faster.  

SafetyTac® inline printed tape enables companies to display specific messages on their floor marking material for maximum understanding and efficiency.

Floor Signs

Floor Signs

Complete your floor marking system with floor signs.  

Heavy-duty floor signs capable of withstanding industrial traffic, water and chemical spills and resistant to UV damage.

Reflective Tapes

Reflective Tapes

Highly visible floor markings to catch attention.  

Enhance visibility on loading docks, in storage areas, and anywhere else you need people to notice your floor markings. These tapes use reflective technology that's effective both day and night.

Glow-in-the-dark tapes

Glow-in-the-Dark Tapes

Photoluminescent tapes for illuminating pathways.  

Perfect for egress markings or in dimly lit areas. Use these tapes when you need your floor markings to be seen, even when the power goes out.

Anti-Slip Tapes

Anti-Slip Tapes

Traction tapes for preventing slips, trips, and falls.  

These tapes increase safety in areas likely to get slippery. Options are available for indoors and outdoors, as well as dark situations requiring photoluminescence.

Floor Marking Signs

Floor Marking Signs

Upgrade your existing floor marking program.  

Add additional visual communication into your floor marking system with these Floor Marking Signs. These signs can be traffic patterns, specific area awareness, identifying the location of specific safety items, or other general floor markings.

Floor Marking Accessories

Floor Marking Accessories

Tools for making floor marking easy.  

Simplify the floor tape installation process with tape applicators. Make your tape last longer with tape protection supplies. Add to your floor marking system with floor stencils.

Virtual Floor Markers with Laser

Virtual Floor Marking

Sign & floor tape solutions for difficult-to-mark areas.  

These floor marking systems work for surfaces where conventional adhesive signs and tapes can't do the job. Project virtual traffic signs, safety signs, and more.

Safety Tapes

Safety Tapes

Tapes for minimizing common hazards.  

Improve communication, wayfinding, and traction with specialized safety tape for your facility's floors. These tapes highlight hazards, outline pathways, glow in the dark, and more.

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    5S Tape Multipurpose Tape Strong vinyl material - Comparable to 3M 471 Colored Vinyl Tape Multipurpose - Useful for a variety of marking applications including marking floors, walls, doors, shelving, supplies, equipment, and more Rubber-based... More details

  • St201

    SafetyTac® Floor Marking Tape SafetyTac® Floor Tape is our best-selling floor marking tape and for good reason. SafetyTac® floor marking tape is designed to withstand the tough conditions of an industrial workplace. SafetyTac®'s... More details

  • Smart Stripe Tapes

    Smart Stripe Tape for Floor Marking Smart Stripe Tape is a cost-effective, durable solution for marking floors and will withstand heavy pedestrian traffic and moderate equipment traffic. This versatile tape isn't only effective on floors. You can use... More details

  • sl201

    SafetyTac® Lean Floor Marking Tape SafetyTac® LEAN floor marking tape is made with the same durable material as standard SafetyTac®, but it has an ultra-low profile that's 40% thinner than most other industrial floor marking tapes. This... More details

  • Our Floor Marking Tape comes in lots of colors

    Our vinyl Floor Marking Tape is comparable to the widely used 3M 471 and 3M 5700 vinyl tapes. These floor tapes can be used for a variety of purposes, but are especially effective for marking floors and aisles. This conformable, industrial-grade... More details

  • Standard SafetyTac Hazard

    SafetyTac® Hazard Floor Marking Tape SafetyTac® Hazard floor marking tape is designed to draw attention to dangerous areas in the workplace, while also holding up to the tough conditions of an industrial facility. The two-tone stripe pattern... More details

  • Tape Protection

    Need something stronger? Check out our Heavy Duty Industrial Label Protection, a 12 mil-thick shield against even the harshest conditions. Tape Protection for Floor Marking Tape Multi-purpose overlaminate clear tape protects your vinyl floor tape... More details

  • Smart Stripe Carpet Tape

    Smart Stripe Removable Carpet Floor Marking Tape Smart Stripe Carpet Tape is a floor marking tape specially designed to stick on carpet. The adhesive won’t leave a residue after it’s removed, even when the tape been on the carpet for an... More details

  • Clean Room Supplies : Class 100 Floor Tape

    Clean Room Floor Tape Non-particulating materials on a plastic core Suitable for use in Class 100 clean rooms Wrapped in unsealed plastic bag Marking floors with floor tape helps increase safety by clearly defining aisles for walking or locations... More details

  • 8" Heavy Duty Scraper

    8" Heavy Duty Floor Tape Scraper This vinyl floor tape remover makes it easy to remove gum, tape, and wax buildup from your floors. Its head is 8" wide and it has a 60" long handle. Use it to remove vinyl tape and most of the adhesive. Call... More details

  • SafetyTac For Cold Applications

    SafetyTac® for Cold Application The durable SafetyTac for Cold Application floor tape has all the benefits of the regular SafetyTac with the added benefit of an adhesive specifically made to use in low temperature applications. This tape is... More details

  • 8" replacement blades for floor scraper

    Replacement Blades for 8" Scraper Keeping a sharp edge is important to keep your scraper functioning at its best. These replacement blades are an exact fit for this floor scraper. Replacing a chipped or dull blade can keep your scraper working... More details

  • Glow: Exit Arrows

    1" x 30' per roll Arrow spacing is every 18" Helps guide people to an exit whether it be an emergency or a simple power outage. This tape is a quick and easy way to increase the safety of your facility in emergency situations. Our new directional... More details

  • SafetyTac®  Glowstripe

    SafetyTac® Glowstripe Available in 4 colors, SafetyTac® Glowstripe will allow you to mark your facility with both a colored floor tape as well as a glow strip all in one tape. This floor marking tape is 4" Wide and includes a 1" stripe of... More details

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Best Industrial Floor Tapes Chart

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1. SafetyTac 2.0 Most durable floor tape on the market. Great for high-traffic areas. Get latest price
2. SafetyTac Dependable industrial floor marking tape. Works well in any industry. Get latest price
3. Smart Stripe Tape Budget-friendly vinyl tape for lighter traffic areas. It also has an ultra-low profile. Get latest price

Best Industrial Floor Tapes Remember: Be sure to get a floor marking tape that matches the needs of your facility!

Floor paints and light duty tapes, while cheaper, tend to wear much faster in areas with heavy traffic and may need to be replaced at shorter intervals.

On the other hand, heavy duty industrial floor tapes will withstand forklift traffic, heavy foot traffic and even big truck and vehicle traffic, so be sure to keep this in mind if your facility has any of these wear-and-tear hazards.

Functional Properties of Different Floor Tapes

Hazard Tape:

Hazard tape is used when you need a strong visual signal that a danger is near. It is most commonly seen as the black and yellow striped tape on stairs and marking dangerous areas. This marking tape is also available in these color combinations: red and white, green and white, and black and white. 

Reflective Tape:

Reflective safety tape has the ability to redirect, or reflect, light when it hits the tape. It is effectively utilized in both low light and dark areas. Safety tape with a reflective surface is produced from metals, prisms, and glass. This type of warehouse floor tape is used to improve the visibility of the floor markings. It can be used in aisles, on poles, in walkways, in loading docks, on protruding objects, in storage zones, and in other areas.

Non-Skid Tape:

Non-skid tape is ideal in areas where you are trying to eliminate slip and fall accidents. This no slip tape is commonly referred to as non-skid, anti-skid, anti-slip, and traction tape. Anti-skid industrial floor tape is an industrial strength tape that can withstand extreme work environments. For some situations, such as stairs, yellow and black striped traction tape may be your best choice. Specialty anti-slip tapes include: yellow tape with “Caution Watch Your Step” written on it, glow-in-the-dark traction tape, mop friendly tape, high visibility traction tape, studded anti-slip tape, and barefoot anti-slip tape. Barefoot anti-slip tapes are mainly used in showers, offices, locker rooms, and baths. Studded anti slip tapes can be utilized in extremely dry or wet, or extremely hot or cold climates. This studded traction tape is good in environments with high cart and foot traffic. It is also utilized in transportation. If the area has very high moisture or is constantly wet, verify that the adhesive will withstand the moisture requirements.

Vinyl Floor Tape:

Vinyl tape can be utilized to mark equipment, tools, aisles, and floors in warehouses, manufacturing environments, offices, classrooms, gyms, and other places.

Industrial Tape:

Industrial strength floor tapes are commonly used in environments with heavy foot and vehicle traffic and in places where the tape will be exposed to different chemicals and water. Industrial strength safety tape from SafetyTac® is strengthened with an adhesive that is rubber-based.

Glow in the Dark:

Glow-in-the-dark floor striping tape is chosen for situations where there would be safety issues if the lights suddenly went out. It is also known as photoluminescent tape. Glow tape is vinyl tape that has been treated with phosphor. Phosphor has the ability to radiate visible light after it has been energized, or charged. Phosphor absorbs radiation from the light. The phosphor then releases the light radiation back out into the environment, which is then visible to the human eye. Some glow-in-the-dark tape charges in less than 30 minutes and will glow for 2-3 hours after the lights have gone out. There are specialty glow-in-the-dark floor markings such as: traction tape that glows in the dark, striped glow-in-the-dark tape, glow-in-the-dark arrows, and specialty floor signs that glow in the dark. Specialty floor graphics say things like “Emergency Exit,”  “Yield,” “Evacuation Route,” “Exit this Way,” and “Caution, Watch Your Step.”

Carpet Tape:

Carpet tape comes in many colors and is used for marking floors in offices, classrooms, and other carpeted areas. Carpet safety tape is specially designed so that it doesn’t leave behind excess adhesive upon its removal.

Floor Tape for Classrooms and Gyms:

Classroom and gym floors can utilize the same kind of floor marking tapes to make lines. A tape should be used that can withstand heavy pedestrian traffic, is curl resistant, is tear resistant, and is stretch resistant. This tape should be able to withstand chemicals and water exposure. https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=DIRECTIVES&p_id=1758

Colors

Floor marking tapes come in many colors. These colors include fluorescent neon yellow, glow in the dark, red, orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, white, silver, grey, brown, green and white striped, red and white striped, yellow and black striped, as well as black and white striped.

Durability

It is important that the tape can survive repeated forklift abuse if forklifts are used in your facility. Floor tapes can come in regular strength and industrial strength. The thicknesses of a particular tape can affect its durability.

Thickness

Floor tape thickness can vary. Some floor safety tapes range from 2 mil to 50 mil. Mil is a measurement used for thickness. 1 mil is equal to .001 inch. If the floor marking tapes installed are too thick, feet and brooms can catch on them. If it is too thin, its durability can be compromised.

Application

Floor tape is available with applicators to make it easier to apply. There are also industrial tape and vinyl tape rolling applicators. These applicators hold rolls of floor marking tape. They have wheels and an upright handle, similar to a vacuum, and as you roll the applicator forward the tape is dispensed onto the floor.

Floor Paint VS Floor Tape

Floor paint has the problem of wearing off overtime, being messy to apply, and being difficult to remove. When using floor tape you do not have to wait for it to dry, it comes with different durability options, and it can be easily removed if you change the organization of your facility.

Floor Tape Corners and Shapes

Adhesive floor markings also come in corners and other shapes to increase your possible options for organization. Some available shapes are corners, arrows, circles, dots, footprints, triangles, T’s, X’s, and L’s.

Custom Floor Marking Signs

Custom floor decals can either be designed and printed for you or printed yourself. You can make your custom floor markings with an industrial label printer that is specifically designed for this purpose. Make sure the sign and label designs you use are bold and eye-catching. http://cdn.thomasnet.com/ccp/30155299/49725.pdf

Why is Floor Marking Important?

Marking tape, floor signs, floor labels, and floor shapes help make a facility a visual workplace. In a visual workplace things are done more safely and efficiently because people can easily follow signs instead of needing to stop and ask questions. Floor markings can designate aisles and pedestrian walkways, mark hazards, and indicate where certain items should be placed. These lines of demarcation divide space so it can be more organized, safer, and utilized more efficiently.

Floor Marking for OSHA Compliance

OSHA’s standard for Walking-Working Surfaces (29 CFR 1910.22) references the need for floor markings in the workplace. The standard emphasizes the importance of marking aisles and pathways and keeping them clear. In a letter of interpretation about the standard, OSHA explains in more detail how the need to maintain clear walkways relates to floor safety markings.

First, OSHA states that lines must be used to delineate aisles. These lines can be made from floor marking tapes or shapes such as dots or strips. Any color lines are acceptable as long as they clearly mark the aisle.

Then OSHA addresses the size of the markings themselves as well as the size of aisles. Floor lines should be at least two inches wide. Wider widths are also acceptable. Aisles themselves need to have adequate space for people and workplace vehicles to pass through them safely. If equipment will be used in an aisle, the aisle should be at least three feet wider than that equipment. At a minimum, all aisles should be at least four feet wide.

These are OSHA’s only explicit requirements for floor markings, but businesses can also use them to increase employee safety in other ways. For example, a safety manager could place tape around hazardous areas such as electrical panels or machines with moving parts to warn people of danger. These markings work well in conjunction with other safety signs and labels. http://www.slideshare.net/bengeck/guide-floor-marking

 

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5S & Floor Marking

5S, the Lean manufacturing practice that aims to keep the workplace organized, clean, safe, and efficient, benefits from the use of floor markings, too. 5S—which stands for Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain—relies heavily on the use of visuals to communicate basic information about organizing and maintaining the workspace. A particular color of marking tape, for example, could indicate a space is used for a particular activity. Shapes like corners or T’s could be used to outline where a piece of equipment belongs so it always ends up in the same place. Signs and labels could provide further instructions.

These visual cues are simple, but they reduce the need for people to ask questions. They also prevent items from getting misplaced and potentially damaged. Both of these things help increase an organization’s overall efficiency.

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