At FloorTapeHQ, we continually get questions regarding best way to install industrial floor marking tape on warehouse floors. While most of the time installing floor marking tape is a very standard procedure, in many cases due to specific circumstances, there are certain strategies that should be used to lengthen the useful life and effectiveness of the floor tape.
As a result of these inquiries by prospects and customers’ alike, we created an information packed E-book called, “Best Practices for Installing Industrial Floor Marking Tape”.
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In this e-book, we go over in detail ways to maximize the effectiveness of floor tape by simply using best practices. The following are condensed best practices that should be followed. For more detail, please download the e-book.
The Pre-Floor Tape Application Process – the main thing that needs to be monitored is to make sure that the floor is clean and free from oils, chemicals or other materials that could cause floor tape bonding issues. The floor should be cleaned with an IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) or an industrial cleaner and then be fully dry before applying the industrial tape.
The next key factor in successfully applying tape is to determine if there is any moisture that will regularly come in contact with the floor tape as well as determining if the warehouse floor is porous. Both factors can have a major impact on the effectiveness and longevity of the floor tape.
For environments with moisture, be sure to use a water-based primer which will increase the bonding between the tape adhesive and the floor. The primer will prevent the moisture from attacking the underside of the adhesive.
For porous floors, a water-based primer should be used as well as moisture can get into the cracks and can lessen the bonding of the tape. On heavy porous floors, an edge sealant should be applied to both sides of the length of the tape rolls to increase the overall bonding.
In summary, for most warehouse floors, simply peeling back the release liner and pressing the adhesive firmly on the prepared surface will get the job done right. But, if there is a moisture or porous floors, the strategies discussed above will enable you to have the best overall floor tape experience by increasing the useful life and effectiveness of floor marking tape.