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Creating Spaces for Customer and Employee Distancing

Clearly delineate everything from aisles, walkways and traffic flow to work cells, temporary storage, product inspection locations and caution areas.

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3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes

Employee safety is critical, so as you return to operations COVID-19 is another aspect rather than a new idea. In addition to marking off traffic lanes and hazard areas you can use 3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes to quickly and easily provide a visual cue that helps everyone remember to stay socially distanced. If you need to change a layout these tapes remove quickly and cleanly.

At 3M we’re committed to employee safety, and marking floors for social distancing is part of that commitment. The examples below are from 3M manufacturing facilities.

  • Image of a chair before a bank of readout screens with black-and-yellow stripe tape marking an arc at a social distance
  • Image of a parked pallet jack with orange tape marking an arc at a social distance
  • Image of a factory floor with orange tape marking an arc around a standing mat at a workstation
  • Image of a floor with orange tape marking separation between workstations and black and white stripe tape marking a walkway
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Products

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. All of our floor and safety marking tapes are easy to apply so you can mark areas quickly.

  • Image of 3M™ Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971 in different sizes and 4 colors: yellow, white, blue and red

    3M™ Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971

    For heavy traffic areas, these tapes are designed with a tough, thick PLA backing that resists pallet drag and high forklift traffic.

  • Image of 3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 in different sizes and 5 colors: blue, orange, green, black and yellow

    3M™ Vinyl Tape 471

    Available in a wide variety of vivid colors, with stretch properties that allow the tape to stay stuck on curves and uneven surfaces.

  • Image of a multipack canister of 3M™ General Purpose Vinyl Tape 764 in 6 colors: yellow, red, white, green, blue and black

    3M™ General Purpose Vinyl Tape 764

    Balances performance and economy, providing good instant adhesion and colors that remain vivid even when exposed to abrasion or solvents.

Use Colors to Distinguish Functions

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.
 

  • 3M™ Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971 – for areas with heavy traffic such as forklifts and dragged pallets
  • 3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 – for lighter floor traffic, marking areas on walls, and wrapping hazards such as pipes and protruding equipment
  • 3M™ General Purpose Vinyl Tape 764 – balances performance and economy for markings that change frequently

Make Taping Even Easier

  • Video still of 3M™ Lane Marking Applicator M-1 laying down yellow-and-black stripe tape

    3M™ Lane Marking Applicator M-1

    Sturdy metal dispenser applies tape quickly, easily and perfectly at a walking pace. Ideal for long tape lines or repeated applications such as zone striping.


Benefits That Can Help You Get Back to Work

Social distancing marks, traffic arrows and more are a necessary part of getting back to work in the new normal. Learn more about the advantages of using 3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes.

  • Flexibility

    You may find that your original plan can be improved. Our tapes remove cleanly and are easy to apply in a new pattern, even curves.

  • Durability

    Floor marks shouldn’t come up until you want them to. We designed our tapes to stay put on many surfaces without lifting or curling, as well as retain their vivid colors.

  • Efficiency

    Our floor and safety marking tapes apply quickly and easily without shutting down your facility to accommodate the fumes and drying time of paint.

  • 5S

    The 5S system uses visuals to improve workplace organization. And with 3M products, it’s easier than ever to implement.

  • Facility Maintenance

    Cleanly marked lines show there’s a place for everything and that everything is in its place, from parts to equipment to scrap.

  • Sustainability

    Still marking your facility with paint or traditional vinyl tape? 3M has solutions that are durable and sustainable.

Optimize Downtime: Get Floor Marking Projects Done Now

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If your workforce is slowed or stopped it may be a good time to re-mark your floors to provide a facility that’s ready to work in a new environment. 3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes give you the power to customize your layout any time, whether you're rotating machines, adding a new assembly or streamlining your workflow.

Factory Layout

3M Vinyl Tape 471
Rolls of 3M 471 Vinyl Tape

Rubber adhesive provides excellent holding strength on many surfaces.

Product Inspection Area
3M Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971
Rolls of 3M 971 Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape

Stands up to heavy traffic and pallet drag for all forklift aisle marking needs.

Traffic Lanes
3M Vinyl Tape 471
Rolls of 3M 471 Vinyl Tape

Rubber adhesive provides excellent holding strength on many surfaces.

Manufacturing Area
3M Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971
Rolls of 3M 971 Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape

Stands up to heavy traffic and pallet drag for all forklift aisle marking needs.

Finished Goods Storage

Adding New Equipment

3M Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971
Rolls of 3M 971 Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape

Stands up to heavy traffic and pallet drag for all forklift aisle marking needs.

Production Equipment
3M Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971
Rolls of 3M 971 Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape

Stands up to heavy traffic and pallet drag for all forklift aisle marking needs.

Finished Goods Storage

Shifting Production Layout

3M Vinyl Tape 471
Rolls of 3M 471 Vinyl Tape

Rubber adhesive provides excellent holding strength on many surfaces.

Scrap Material Area
3M Vinyl Tape 471
Rolls of 3M 471 Vinyl Tape

Rubber adhesive provides excellent holding strength on many surfaces.

Manufacturing Area
3M Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971
Rolls of 3M 971 Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape

Stands up to heavy traffic and pallet drag for all forklift aisle marking needs.

Production Equipment


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Easy to Install, Easy to Remove

Review recommended applications for different tape products plus tips for installation and removal.

  • Video still of a yellow tape and text “PLA: Made from plant materials versus petroleum or other fossil resources”

    3M™ Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971 (1:11)

  • Video still of two yellow-and-black tapes next to each other, lined up so the connecting edges form arrows pointing left

    3M™ Vinyl Tape 471 (1:57)

  • Video still of 3M™ General Purpose Vinyl Tape 764 yellow-and-black stripe tape being pulled up cleanly

    3M™ General Purpose Vinyl Tape 764 (0:57)

  • Video still of a rolling cart in the background of a cleaned floor ready for the application of floor marking tape

    Installation Tips (3:20)

  • Video still with text “Common Solvents: Heptane, Toluene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, 3M™ Citrus Based Cleaner”

    Removal Tips (0:56)

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.
Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

Other 3M Solutions to Help Get Your Business Back on Track

  • Graphics and Signage

    From temporary door and window signs to social distancing floor decals, we can help you get your business running again.

  • 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners

    Removable partitions can be separated for easier cleaning, then snapped back in place to help protect for another workday.

  • Cleaners and Disinfectants

    Social distancing helps, but you also need to clean early and often to help protect customers and employees – we have products that can help.

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