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3M Floor and Safety Marking Tapes

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

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Fast. Flexible. Durable. Just what you need.

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.

  • Top-down image of tape marking space around a U-bend conveyor with boxes; overlay of an icon representing flexibility
    Flexibility: Ultimate versatility
    • Apply in patterns or curves
    • Multiple colors, patterns and widths
    • Streamline facility maintenance
    • Implement 5S visual management
  • Image of a forklift on a taped off floor placing a vehicle frame on a rack; overlay of a clock icon representing efficiency
    Efficiency: Experience cost savings
    • Clean removal with no scraping or residue
    • Instant adhesion with no downtime
    • Fast installation with the M1 applicator
    • Reduced labor hours to apply - and no downtime
  • Image of forklifts on a taped-off factory floor; overlay of a barbell icon representing strength and durability
    Durability: Get extreme staying power
    • Stand up to heavy forklift traffic
    • Durable adhesion
    • No lifting or curling
    • Resists fading and wear
Video still of 5 rolls of yellow floor marking tape unwinding with text “This is flexibility with no compromise.”
Top-down image of a factory floor marked off for traffic lanes and machine and storage areas
Durable, then removable: 3M™ Ultra Durable Floor Marking Tape 971

Our most durable floor marking tape features a durable backing to withstand forklift traffic and clean removal for fast layout changes.

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. Plus an applicator to make them even easier to apply.

  • For heavy traffic areas, these tapes are designed with a tough, thick backing to resist pallet drag and high forklift traffic, plus clean removal.

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

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

  • 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.

Easily keep up with your changing work floor

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.

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

Image of a production floor with a traffic lane clearly marked off between machines
5S color coding

5S uses visuals to improve workplace organization - see how 3M products can help.

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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

Image of a production floor with a traffic lane clearly marked off between machines
5S color coding

5S uses visuals to improve workplace organization - see how 3M products can help.

Learn more

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

Image of a production floor with a traffic lane clearly marked off between machines
5S color coding

5S uses visuals to improve workplace organization - see how 3M products can help.

Learn more

  • 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.
     


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