The pros & cons of adhesive floor marking tape vs floor marking paint has been a big question over the years. Warehousing is an essential component of any supply chain. While it isn't the most exciting topic, warehousing and inventory storage have an impact on everything from procuring raw materials and properly managing inventory to sending orders to consumers on time. Though warehouse fundamentals haven't changed much throughout the years, warehousing solutions have a constant flow of traffic and people within the warehouse space. It's essential to make sure that clear floor markings are displayed throughout.
Today we are looking to find out whether industrial floor tape or floor paint will be the best floor marking method for your facility in this floor tape vs floor paint comparison.
Floor markings are an excellent addition to any visual communication program. When it comes to marking your facility's Floor for aisles or storage areas, you will have to choose an application, tape or paint. Paint has been the default for floor markings for years and can be very effective in several situations. While it is a tried and true practice, advancements in adhesive tape technology mean floor marking tape is often the ideal choice. Both industrial floor paints and tapes offer advantages and disadvantages, so it will be necessary to thoroughly understand your options before choosing the right option for your facility.
Floor Marking Paint
- Floor marking paint can come in any colour from our RAL colour chart, but we can also make more bespoke colours.
- Floor marking paint gives you more freedom to create unique lines or specific shapes. And unlike floor tape, installing floor paint in tight and confined spaces or around corners is relatively easy.
- It ideally needs to come in one solid colour when applying the paint. Else, it is going to take longer to apply.
- Easy to apply with a Graco Line Marking Machine.
- Speed of application can be quicker if you're using the right tools for the job.
- If you have any curves or hatchings that you need to mark out, it would be easier and more successful if applied in paint.
- Paint over time can get chipped away in high-impact areas over time.
- Paint takes typically between three and four hours to dry and requires more than 72 hours to cure.
- Some paints can have fumes like epoxy based paints.
Adhesive Floor Marking Tape
- Easy to clean.
- Adhesive Floor marking tape maintains colour over time if cleaned right.
- Once the Floor marking tape is laid, you can open traffic to it straight
- Self-adhesive always shrink - vinyl
- When you look to take up your markings, it will leave a sticky residue on the surface where it has been.
- Installing industrial floor tape happens in two steps: first, laying it down and tamping it. To create a durable bond, you need to apply weight to the tape (like driving over it with a forklift). After that, employees can get right back to work.
- MightyLine tape was explicitly developed to withstand the foot traffic, vehicle traffic, chemicals, and elements of an industrial workplace. This tape will not chip or crack, and if it gets dirty, it only takes a quick wipe down to clean.
- Tape can get caught pulled up, especially where pallet movement.
- When applying tape, it requires a low skill set as all you would need to do is watch a few videos on how to apply it effectively.
- The cost per metre for tape is more expensive than paint.
Before planning or updating your Floor marking strategy, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of industrial floor paint and industrial floor tape. You should consider the amount of traffic in your facility, where the tape will be applied, the time you have to complete the project, and other important factors. Take the time to research and choose the best option for your facility's needs.
Did you find the information in this blog helpful? If you have used either Floor marking paint or adhesive floor tape before, we would love to know how you got on. If you are thinking of using one of these for your next project, then take a look at our internal Floor marking paint range for more information, or contact one of our line marking specialists today on 0800 055 4737 or email us on email@example.com.