Types of Floor Marking Tape

The type of floor marking tape a business should use depends on the conditions of the workplace. For example, a warehouse with heavy pedestrian and forklift traffic would want a tape more durable than a facility without forklifts.

Take a look at these options for floor marking tape:

5S Tape

This economy vinyl tape is ideal for work environments that experience light traffic. It’s particularly helpful for 5S or Lean projects where people might mark off areas to aid with organization of the workspace.

This tape comes in many colors and widths (as narrow as ¼”, which can be useful for marking desks and surfaces other than floors, too). 5S Tape works best on smooth surfaces. Of the floor marking options, it typically must be replaced most frequently.

Smart Stripe Tape

This durable vinyl tape can handle moderate vehicle traffic and heavy pedestrian traffic. Smart Stripe Tape is easy to install and is stretch, tear, and curl-resistant. It also resists chemicals, water, weather, and even UV rays.

Choose from many widths and colors so your floor marking system looks the way you need it to.
Piles of Floor Marking Tape

SafetyTac® Tape

Industrial floor tape is a heavy-duty alternative that holds up to heavy foot and vehicle traffic. This tape is thicker than vinyl tape—although it still has a low profile—and is usually made from PVC material. It features tapered edges so equipment with wheels (such as carts, dollies, forklifts, etc.) can move over it without snagging the tape and causing damage.

SafetyTac® floor marking tape is easy to apply by hand or with an applicator and has a powerful adhesive so it will stay where you want it. Industrial floor tape can handle industrial conditions: foot traffic, forklifts, pallets, spills, and more.

SafetyTac® 2.0

For the toughest industrial environments, a tape like SafetyTac® 2.0 is a good option. This tape is made from a dense, shatter-resistant material and has extra resistance to the wheels of heavy equipment; a forklift could pivot its wheels on the tape and the tape would be fine.

SafetyTac® 2.0 also features triple-stage tapered edges for easy movement of carts, pallets, and vehicles.

Glow-in-the-Dark Tape

It’s critical that employees see some floor markings even when the lights go out. In these cases, using glow-in-the-dark tape can help guide people to exits or see where aisles are located even during a power outage (or in areas that are generally dark).

This tape, sometimes called photoluminescent tape, absorbs energy from a light source and then uses that energy to emit a glow when it’s dark.

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