L Shaped Floor Marking Tape

June 22, 2011
Cliff Lowe, owner of InSite Solutions and Stop-painting.com, has been studying the fine details of floor marking materials for years, devising improved solutions to marking industrial floors. He designed Superior Mark floor tape with a patent pending beveled edge. After experimenting with various angles of Superior Mark’s edge, he developed an edge that is scientifically proven to withstand more force than any other angle. In addition, the pressure sensitive adhesive is recessed to just behind the beveled edge. So when a forklift pushing a pallet exerts force against Superior Mark tape, the pallet will ride up and over the beveled edge, rather than dislodging the floor tape. Insite Solutions is now introducing the Superior Mark Corner, an L shaped floor marker that features the patent pending beveled edge on all sides. The expansive floors of factories and warehouses are a challenge to organize, yet an effective method of organization is critical to efficiency and workplace safety. While many facilities attempt to use paint to mark the floors, painting requires shut down time and is difficult to maintain. Most industrial floors bear the burden of heavy forklift traffic, which can destroy painted lines in a matter of minutes. These facilities operate around the clock, and shutting down to repaint is a significant cost. Inside industrial facilities, there is a frequent need for creating box shapes on the floor, whether it be to create work cells, pallet alignment systems, forklift parking areas, or other clearly delineated rectangular spaces. Usually rectangles are marked with solid lines of paint or a thin grade of vinyl tape. These solid lines undergo heavy traffic as forklifts and heavy machinery pass over them, pushing pallets or dragging other materials, which quickly damage the lines beyond recognition. Retouching the box with paint requires a costly shut down, and thin vinyl tape requires labor intensive scraping to remove completely. The most effective way of marking these spaces is therefore not with solid lines, but rather by only marking the L shaped corners. This allows plenty of unmarked space between the corners to accommodate the traffic. The floor marking will still be highly visible and create the safer organized workspace that is desired. Using corner markers requires less material than marking solid lines, and is therefore more cost effective. Corner markers are also much easier to maintain than solid lines, because if one corner is damaged, it can be individually replaced. While corner markers have been on the market for years, they have not been designed for optimal performance in the abusive environment of factories and warehouses. Many facilities have not been satisfied with the performance of corner markers, and the reason they fail is simple. These corner markers are manufactured by die cutting or punching the shapes out of a large sheet of material, and the edges are cut at a ninety-degree angle. This means that the layer of adhesive comes all the way out to that ninety-degree edge. When something pushes against that edge, it becomes dislodged when subjected to even a small amount of force.

InSite Solutions is proud to introduce a more durable corner marker, the Superior Mark Corner, featuring Superior Mark’s patent pending technology. Superior Mark is a more durable floor marking solution that features beveled edges, recessed adhesive, and a quick peel liner. This unique combination enables Superior Mark to be a very cost effective floor marking material.

Visually organizing the floors of industrial facilities can greatly enhance workplace safety and organization, creating a more efficient facility. The installation and maintenance of Superior Mark Corners is so much faster than painting that facilities can potentially save big on labor costs while minimizing down time and the interruption of production. Insite Solutions manufactures Superior Mark Corner Markers in six bright colors, which is useful for facilities that implement Lean or 5S Initiatives.

  • requires less material than marking solid lines
  • features beveled edges
  • quick peel liner