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Tape application

Which tape type should I choose?

It can sometimes be difficult to find out which tape can be used where. That is why we have created a chart that provides basic guidance. But the diagram is in no way a list of facts as you can often mount the tape successfully in places where the diagram might say something else. The form can be found by clicking here

What does R10 / R13 mean

As can be seen from the chart, the different tape types are indicated with an R-value. In short, the R-scale is a ramp test that indicates how much slope you can still stand on without slipping

Do you have special requests?

We have the opportunity to help you with special tasks. The tape is available in rolls up to 1200mm, and it is possible to have the foil stopped or laser cut in exactly the shapes and forms you want.

Indoor staircase

Which tape should I choose?

What are the stairs made of?

In that case, I would recommend that you do something about the problem immediately, as many of the accidents that happen at home are slip and fall accidents. Which type of tape to choose depends somewhat on what the stairs are made of, and whether you mostly walk on the stairs with bare feet, stocking feet or with shoes on.

Are the stairs raw uneven wood?

If your stairs are made of uneven wood, I would recommend that you consider giving the surface a primer before you start installing a non-slip tape. Tape usually does not stick super well directly on raw, unpainted wood as it is a natural surface with many pores that work with cold / heat. It is therefore a good idea to start with a round of primer that is suitable for the task. All our tape types can be mounted after treatment with primer, provided the surface is not uneven. For uneven surfaces, we recommend our malleable tape.

For ordinary wooden surfaces, I would recommend using

For rougher surfaces / with deep veins I would recommend using

Are the stairs made of varnished wood?

Non-slip tape on painted surfaces is absolutely no problem, you just have to be aware that the adhesion will not be better than the contact of the paint with the substrate. However, this is usually not a problem and here we can recommend all our tapes.

Are the stairs covered with vinyl / linoleum?

If you have a staircase with vinyl / linoleum, there may be a chance that the adhesion is not optimal, as some of these floor types are very "greasy" on the surface and therefore prevent adhesion. However, you can try sticking regular clear tape on (what you use for wrapping Christmas presents), if the clear tape sticks well to the surface, then non-slip tape will also be able to stick to it.

Which non-slip tape for bare feet, stocking feet and shoes?

Stairs where you walk with shoes.

For most of us, an indoor staircase means no shoes. (this applies to most private homes anyway) but should you still have a staircase where you only walk with shoes. Yes, you can actually use all types of non-slip tape.

Stairs where you walk with bare feet / stocking feet.

Bare feet - Be aware that non-slip tape can be hard for bare feet to walk on due to the rough surface of aluminum oxide, therefore it can be an advantage to use our easy-to-clean non-slip tape for barefoot areas as this has a surface of embossed vinyl that are not abrasive and are therefore not so hard on your feet.

Stocking feet - With regular non-slip tape (here we mean tape that has grain on the surface) there is a chance that the tape CAN grab hold of stockings and nylon stockings. therefore, our easy-to-clean tape will also be good for places where you wear socks.

Marking of floors

Why should the floors be marked?

In any kind of professional company / public institution, such as schools, colleges and universities. Small and medium-sized companies, factories and production facilities, food industry, etc. Floor marking facilitates movement by making it visible to employees and outsiders, so that they can immediately and easily see how they should move about in the area. Marking the floor at the right time and place also provides extra safety, as accidents are easily avoided. For example, between driving and pedestrian traffic.

In most cases, floor marking is required by the authorities, in such cases it is recommended that the company's areas are reviewed in collaboration with the company's safety representative and the Norwegian Working Environment Authority (see, if applicable, Prevention of accident risks during internal traffic in companies )

Which colors are typically used for what?
Improving Safety and Efficiency.

Floor marking ensures that the area becomes easier to understand and use in everyday life. A safer workplace can be achieved even if markings are made that do not necessarily follow the standards. eg. will mark areas for tools, bins, pallets, rolling tables, etc. reduce the risk of accidents as things are therefore not standing and floating around in the workplace. On top of that, it makes everyday life more efficient as you no longer have to look for the equipment you need.

Floor marking is a good way to reinforce information that is typically forgotten over time. It could, for example, be a floor sign with "hearing protection required". It is always a good idea to place this kind of information around the workplace so that there is never any doubt as to which rules apply.

Many companies already use floor marking for safety marking, but few have taken the opportunity to improve efficiency with smart, creative floor marking, which is a simple and cheap solution to achieve a form of "nudging" and a tidier workplace. At the same time, you can put labels on the tape that make visible what is meant by the marking.

"Proper markup often gets people to do what you want them to do without you having to tell them."