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Just as visual cues and floor markings are individual to each industrial facility, floor marking equipment needs may vary as well. Some facilities see high foot and forklift traffic and require regular floor tape repair, while others have less traffic—which means less floor marking wear and tear—so tape repair happens less often. Consider these key points when deciding which floor marking equipment is ideal for your industrial or manufacturing facility, school, or other space where visual cues are important.

How Often Must You Repair Your Floor Tape?

Areas such as hallways that only see pedestrian traffic may require less frequent tape repair. Areas with heavy machinery or forklift traffic, especially where pallets and loads may scrape or drag across the floor markings, will need more frequent floor tape repair or full replacement. Similarly, areas that rarely see a change in workflow or processes will not need floor markings updated as often as areas where processes, traffic patterns, or visual cues change regularly. Consider the frequency at which you’ll need to repair, replace, or update your visual cues and taped lines when deciding which is the right floor marking equipment.

Repairing large sections of tape is easier and less time-consuming with our Superior Marker® cart. If only small or infrequent repairs are necessary, the Kaizen Cart may be more useful.

What Floor Marking Style Do You Use Most?

Consider the types of floor markings common to your facility. For locations where you apply straight or dashed lines often, our Superior Marker® Floor Tape Applicator Cart is a time-saver—and it reduces the amount of bending necessary. A hand-operated lever activates the application, and a foot-powered lever cuts the tape, so applying dashed lines is as easy as taking a slow stroll.

Our Superior Marker® applicator can even apply curved lines, which is helpful when creating directional cues or separating foot and forklift traffic. The cart ensures a long-lasting application and prevents lifting or wrinkled tape edges.

If you use minimal floor tape or apply markings in protected areas that don’t require much upkeep, a tamper cart may be all you need to ensure a long-lasting application. It is heavy enough to activate the pressure-sensitive adhesive, but not too bulky to store when not in use. Floor signs should also be properly tamped after application, and a tamper cart of Kaizen cart is ideal for this finishing step.

Are Your Workspaces Flexible or Fixed?

If your workflows rarely change, you may only need to worry about regular tape repair and basic upkeep. However, if you utilize flexible layouts and your processes change often, consider a do-it-all applicator cart that keeps your tape, tools, and supplies within reach. A Kaizen Cart is designed to hold everything you need for quick tape repair or adjustment. If you’re updating floor markings or repairing damage, simply roll it out, remove the old tape, clean the floor, then apply new lines as necessary, without long stretches of downtime. The Superior Marker® cart supports more complicated lines such as curved or dashed applications.

Compare Our Floor Marking Equipment

Looking for a side-by-side comparison of our floor marking equipment options? Here, we break down the differences between our Superior Marker®, Kaizen Cart, and tamper cart options.

Superior Marker® Kaizen Cart Tamper Cart
Lever-Activated Cutting X
Curved Line Application X
Dashed Line Application X
Guiding Rod X
Tamper Roller X X X
Tape Storage X X
Tool Compartment X

Floor marking equipment can speed up the tape application process and make repairs quick and easy. Choose equipment based on your facility’s needs—including devices for tamping-only, cleaning and repair, or laying and cutting—and speed up your floor marking process. For more tape application tips and industrial safety information, explore our Resource Center.