Clearly delineate everything from aisles, walkways and traffic flow to work cells, temporary storage, product inspection locations and caution areas.
Employee safety is critical, and your floor marking needs can change quickly, but you also don’t want to shut down production. 3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes provide the flexibility to make changes quickly and efficiently without masking or waiting for paint to dry. Beyond being easy to apply, we offer tough, durable tapes that can stand up to heavy forklift traffic with no lifting or curling, then remove cleanly when it’s time for a change. Our portfolio also includes tapes that are appropriate for lower traffic levels, wall and handrail marking and more. Floor and safety marking flexibility, with no compromises on performance.
Our most durable floor marking tape features a durable backing to withstand forklift traffic and clean removal for fast layout changes.
Use the right tape for the job. Whether you need an ultra-tough tape to stand up to heavy forklift traffic or a more everyday version for walking areas and hazard marking, we have the product you need in a variety of colors. Plus an applicator to make them even easier to apply.
You’re always watching to keep your floor markings matched to your current needs. 3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes give you the power to customize your layout at any time, whether you're rotating machines, adding a new assembly line or streamlining your workflow.
This table shows some general ideas for using tape colors to distinguish different areas. Each of our product lines is available in several colors, but specific colors offered vary by tape.
Review recommended applications for different tape products plus tips for installation and removal.
(SPEECH) [MUSIC PLAYING] (DESCRIPTION) Text, 3M Safety Making Tapes. 4, 71. A person marks a floor with 3M vinyl tape. (SPEECH) 3M vinyl tape 471 is 3M's premier safety marking tape. While this tape works well on walls and pipes, its performance really shines on lane and floor marking. (DESCRIPTION) People walk along a lane on a floor marked with 3M vinyl tape, which features black and yellow diagonal designs. (SPEECH) Unlike many vinyl tapes on the market, vinyl tape 471 is made with a special backing formula that promotes a lay flat application. (DESCRIPTION) A person uses a push cart on wheels to apply 3M vinyl tape to a floor. (SPEECH) Many of today's vinyl tapes have a memory that makes the tape want to curl or pull up from the floor. (DESCRIPTION) A piece of dark blue vinyl tape with curled sides. A person applies 3M vinyl tape 5, 7, 0, 2, in a curve design on a floor. (SPEECH) Vinyl tape 471 relaxes and stays down for dependable floor adhesion. This also allows the tape to make reliable curves when needed. So remember, when selecting the right vinyl tape, the tape that lays down stays down. (DESCRIPTION) A box of 3M vinyl tape behind a pyramid of 3M vinyl tape rolls in yellow and black diagonal designs, white and black diagonal designs, red, dark blue, orange, dark green, or yellow. (SPEECH) Another important feature of 471 vinyl tape's backing is its abrasion resistance. (DESCRIPTION) A person wheels equipment over yellow 3M vinyl tape 4, 71, on a floor. (SPEECH) This is especially apparent on the tape's striped versions. Here, we have 3M 5702 and a competitive product. When the surface is abraded, the tape color begins to disappear on the competitive piece. On the 3M side, the stripe maintains its integrity. This abrasion resistance helps to assure your floor marking looks good and lasts longer, and longer lasting means less tape replacement and less time applying tape. (DESCRIPTION) Scrape marks on 3M vinyl tape 5, 7, 0, 2. (SPEECH) The vinyl tape's adhesive is unique as well. It's designed for long-term holding but removes cleanly from most surfaces. (DESCRIPTION) A person peels up 3M vinyl tape 5, 7, 0, 2, from the floor. (SPEECH) This helps avoid time-consuming adhesive scraping when it's time to change the tape. Vinyl tape 471 comes in a variety of vibrant colors, as well as a black and white stripe a.k.a. 5700, and a black and yellow stripe a.k.a. 5702. [MUSIC PLAYING] (DESCRIPTION) Text, 3M Safety Marking Tapes, 4, 71. 3M, Science, applied to life. Contact 3M at 1-800-362-3550, or visit our website at www dot 3M dot com slash U, S. Copyright 3M, 2017. 3M is a trademark of 3M.
(DESCRIPTION) Logo, 3M. Text, 3M Safety Marking Tapes Removal Tips. (SPEECH) Should you need to remove tape due to wear or new floor plan, it is recommended that the tape be lifted gently at the corner then pulled up at a perpendicular angle. (DESCRIPTION) A demonstrator pulls long strips of tape off a floor. (SPEECH) This can help minimize adhesive residue and any damage to the surface where the tape has been applied. If there is any adhesive residue left on the floor, it may be softened by use of many common solvents such as heptane, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone, or 3M Citrus Based Cleaner. (DESCRIPTION) A demonstrator sprays cleaner solution from a bottle on the floor, and wipes away debris thereon with a clean cloth. He uses circular motions with the cloth and applies the solution to the floor frequently as he cleans. (SPEECH) Be sure to follow the manufacturer's precautions and directions for use when using solvents. Prior to using any solvent to help remove adhesive residues, it is strongly recommended if the solvent be tested to determine the compatibility with the underlying surface finish in an inconspicuous location. (DESCRIPTION) Logo, 3M. Tagline, Science. Applied to Life. Text, Contact 3M at 1-800-362-3550 or visit our website at www dot 3M dot com slash US.