Which Tapes Are the Best Social Distancing Tapes?
Identifying Some of the Best Tapes Available for Social Distancing
As COVID-19 has created a worldwide pandemic, several precautions have been put in place to flatten the curve and minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Of these many precautions, social distancing has quickly become a household term and a protocol that we are now all accustomed to. Essential businesses that have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are adhering to strict social distancing procedures to ensure the safety of customers.
One of these necessary procedures is installing social distancing tape or decals to highlight where people should stand in lines so that individuals remain a minimum of six feet apart, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From supermarkets to healthcare offices to pharmacies and more, essential businesses that are open during the pandemic are utilizing social distancing tapes. But not all tapes are created equal, thus not all tapes should be used for social distancing purposes. At Tape University®, we have put together a detailed list so you can easily identify some of the best social distancing tapes available.
The Following Are Purpose-Built Social Distancing Tapes
Line Set Tape
Line Set Tape is used for general purpose floor marking, making it a great social distancing tape. It is available in a variety of colors so businesses can choose a color that matches their brand or stands out the easiest. This tape is ideal for temporary use on indoor floors or aisle marking and is flexible for marking around objects.
Warning Stripe Tape
Warning Stripe Tape is an SPVC film warning tape that is often used for lane marking as well as hazard area and safety zone identification. Because of its superior lane marking capability, warning stripe tape is an excellent social distancing tape. The stripe design is available in black and yellow or black and white, making it easily noticeable for social distancing purposes and is flexible for marking around objects.
Temporary Floor Tape
Temporary Floor Tape is designed for temporarily securing floor coverings on coated wood floors, and for temporary court markings on gym floors, tile floors and other floor surfaces. This specialty grade, low adhesion masking tape works great as a social distancing tape as it holds strong in heavily trafficked areas and allows for 30-day clean removal with no residue or surface damage left behind.
Blue Painter’s Tape
Blue Painter’s Tape is a premium grade interior and exterior painter’s tape with medium adhesion that allows for easy removal that leaves no residue or damage behind for up to 60 days for temporary floor marking applications. This time frame of easy removal makes it a useful social distancing tape, and its recognizable blue color allows it to easily stand out on most surfaces.
Fluorescent Cloth Duct Tape
Fluorescent Cloth Duct Tape is a specialty grade duct tape available in multiple fluorescent colors. One of its many uses is for floor marking, making it a great social distancing tape. Its bright colors make it stand out for easy visibility, and it holds strong to a variety of surfaces.
Colored Cloth Duct Tape
Colored Cloth Duct Tape is a contractor grade duct tape that works great for a variety of uses. This poly-coated tape also works well as a social distancing tape as it easily conforms and removes cleanly from most surfaces for up to three weeks. This cloth duct tape is available in several different colors, allowing businesses to choose one that easily stands out on their floor surface or that matches their brand colors.
General Purpose Grade Colored Masking Tape
General Purpose Grade Colored Masking Tape provides strong adhesion and easy release to and from a variety of surfaces. This tape is made with a flexible paper backing and medium-high adhesion, allowing it to hold strong through foot traffic. Featuring 60-day clean removal, colored masking tape works well for temporary floor marking and other social distancing applications. It’s available in a variety of different colors, allowing businesses to choose a color that matches their brand or that is most easily visible in a high-trafficked area.
Non-Adhesive Barricade Tape
Non-Adhesive Barricade Tape works great as a social distancing tape for marking restricted areas or creating lanes at businesses so customers stay within a designated area and away from other customers and employees. This non-adhesive tape is resistant to sagging during long-term use and when stretched across long distances. It is also resistant to moisture and humidity and remains pliant in cold temperatures.
Non-Adhesive Woven Barricade Tape
Non-Adhesive Woven Barricade Tape is designed to mark restricted areas, thus making it an excellent social distancing tape to mark off areas where customers should and should not stand. The non-adhesive tape is resistant to sagging, even over long distances. It is also resistant to moisture and humidity, and is constructed with durable woven fibers, allowing it to hold strong in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions. This is a great social distancing tape both indoors and outdoors.
Fluorescent Gaffer’s Tape
Fluorescent Gaffer’s Tape is a professional grade gaffer’s tape designed for a variety of uses such as bundling, labeling, and marking in theatre-related industries. Its strong holding power also allows it to perform great as a social distancing tape to mark floors where individuals should stand inside of public places. This gaffer’s tape is available in highly visible fluorescent colors, allowing it to stand out on any surface.
Glow-In-The-Dark Specialty Gaffer’s Tape
Glow-In-The-Dark Specialty Gaffer’s Tape is designed to be used for safety marking. It features high adhesion and tack while also providing for easy, residue-free removal, making it an ideal social distancing tape. This tape is constructed with a premium photo luminescent pigment that allows it to glow in the dark for an extended period of time. Businesses that have areas of low lighting should strongly consider using glow-in-the-dark gaffer’s tape as their choice for social distancing tape.