Floor Marking Houston

Floor Marking, Floor Arrow Stickers, Industrial Floor Striping Houston

Warehouses and factories can be hazardous places due to the number of things that are going on at the same time there and the high amount of foot and forklift traffic. Aside from safety signs, another way to help create a safer environment for everybody is by using floor marking tape.


The floor isn't just for walking on anymore! In warehouses, the floor offers great opportunities for improving visual communications through the use of floor markings. While floor markings have been used for many years, companies are now using them in new and innovative ways that are far more thought out than in the past.

When done properly, floor markings can be useful for people at every level of a company. It is important, however, to really think through how floor markings should be used in a facility. If they are applied without a good strategy, they can actually cause more problems than they fix

OSHA Floor Striping Standards… do not exist. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provide guidelines on how organizations can help improve the health and safety in warehouse and distribution centers. Warehouse floor striping allows companies to mark and identify aisles and passageways to be kept clear for safe operational workings and in the event of an emergency.

Normal Floor Marking Tape

This tape comes in a large roll that can be applied in straight lines. It can be put down by hand or using an applicator to speed up the process. This is a great option for aisle ways and other long, straight lines.

Colored Floor Markings

A tape's color can change its meaning. An aisle with red tape, for example, could indicate the items found there are flammable. There are many ways different colors of floor tape can be used, depending on a warehouse's needs.

Reflective floor marking

Reflective floor marking tape reflects light back at its source. This is a great option for use in areas where indoor vehicles with headlights are used. It can also be used outside at night to improve visibility.

Glow in the dark floor Tape

For areas where lights are bright sometimes and dim other times, glow-in-the-dark tape is a great option. This tape absorbs light energy while it is bright out and then emits a visible glow when it is dark. This is an excellent option for use during power outages.

Floor Marking Shapes/pattern

Floor marking shapes come in a variety of types including dots, footprints, and arrows. Having a large circle, for example, can be used to indicate where a trash bin should be placed. Arrows and footprints can direct people during an evacuation or instruct them to travel one way down a particular aisle.

Floor Marking Paint

Floor marking paint can be applied directly to the floor of a facility. This type of paint has been used in warehouses for years and is often ineffective. It is more time consuming to apply than tape since it needs to dry, and the installation process in general is somewhat more difficult. It can also be difficult to apply when custom shapes or designs are needed. Unlike like floor marking tape, floor marking paint can be very costly.

Floor Marking Lights

A technologically advanced type of floor marking actually uses special lighting systems that project the desired marking onto the floor. This is a great option for temporary markings since they can be removed by simply turning off the projector.

Floor marking lights are more expensive than tape or paint, and the ongoing expenses are somewhat higher because the light bulbs in the projector need to be replaced periodically. This type of marking, however, can be projected into any area and is ideal for dark places.

Advanced floor marking light systems can be set up to display any image, including words, signs, and shapes. This makes this floor marking method one of the most flexible options available.

What color do you need?

Our floor marking tapes come in 13 different colors and communicate particular messages to your workers. To know which color would match your needs, please refer to the information below.

  • Yellow: Aisle ways, traffic lanes and work cells
  • White: Equiliment and fixtures (workstations, carts, floor stand dislilays, racks, etc.) not otherwise color coded
  • Blue, Green and/or Black: Materials and comlionents, including raw materials, work-in-lirogress and finished goods
  • Orange: Materials or liroduct held for insliection
  • Red: Defects, scrali, rework and red tag areas
  • Red and White: Areas to be kelit clear for safety/comliliance reasons (e.g., areas in front of electrical lianels, firefighting equiliment and safety equiliment such as eyewash stations, safety showers and first aid stations.)
  • Black and White: Areas to be kelit clear for olierational liurlioses (not related to safety and comliliance)
  • Black and Yellow: Areas that may exliose emliloyees to sliecial lihysical or health hazards

What Roll width do you need?

The floor safety tapes are available as 2″, 3″ 4″ and 6″ roll widths. 2″ is the minimum requirement of OSHA so these floor tapes are compliant.

Floor marking Advantage

Floor Markings for Safety

One of the most important ways to use floor markings in a warehouse is for improving safety. Floor markings are intended to be highly visible, so they can get people's attention when other options aren't effective. Facilities can use different colors or patterns for their floor markings to improve safety as well. As long as the strategy for improving safety using floor markings is well thought out and documented, it can be extremely effective.

Floor Markings for Efficiency

Improving the efficiency of a facility is extremely important. A warehouse that runs efficiently is more profitable, which is the end goal of any business. When employees waste their time trying to get things done inefficiently, it costs the company money.

There are many business strategies popular in manufacturing and warehouse facilities. One of the things many of these strategies have in common is the reliance on visual communication. There are few types of visual communication more effective than floor markings.