Floor marking tape is a perfect tool for improving visual communication throughout industrial facilities, but it’s also a useful choice for decluttering storage areas and warehouse spaces. Whether in the warehouse, supply closet, or shipping and receiving locations, choose from a variety of floor marking tape rolls, signs, and pre-cut shapes based on your specific needs. Use these options to create visual cues to improve organization, save space, and cut clutter to create logical organizational methods in production facilities, warehouses, office locations, and more.
Types of Floor Marking Tape for Storage Area Use
When planning or improving organizational methods in industrial locations, look beyond adhesive-backed floor marking tape rolls. While taped lines are helpful in creating barriers, designating traveled paths, and marking aisles, a variety of purpose-built floor marking solutions are available for easy installation and clear messaging. Consider these options:
- Pre-cut kits to mark safety supplies, electrical panels, and important information
- X-, T-, and L-shaped markers to create boundaries with less tape
- Specific safety messages such as “No Exit” or “Do Not Block”
- Custom signs to designate equipment or tool storage areas
- Freezer tape for cold storage areas
Using Floor Marking Tape for Organization
Storage sites, workspaces, aisles, and machinery parking areas can be better organized with visual cues, such as floor marking tape and signs designed to provide information at a glance. Explore these solutions to improve storage in industrial locations.
Improving Warehouse Storage Methods
Boost traction in warehouse storage spaces with non-skid tape, especially where there are slip, trip, or fall hazards, such as changes in incline or wet floors. This way, anyone coming or going from storage areas is more stable—especially important if they’re carrying items to and from storage.
Create order with X, T, and corner markers: The pre-cut shapes are ideal to designate spaces just the right size for pallets, boxes, crates, and more. When there’s a clearly marked space, employees are better able to keep the location organized. And, because there is open space between the corner markers, rather than a solid line, forklifts and pallets are less likely to damage the application—so it lasts longer.
Mapping aisles and warehouse racks—for instance, using a logical numbering or lettering scheme throughout—can improve navigation, boost productivity, and make it easier to pull products or supplies as needed. Keep things organized with floor marking tape and signs to clearly label the aisles to coordinate with your preferred warehouse picking method and organizational system.
Storage Solutions for Industrial Equipment and Tools
Choose floor signs to designate parking for forklifts or other warehouse vehicles, mark the space where trash, recycling, or scrap receptacles must be returned, or ladder storage areas. These floor signs are ideal for facilities that follow 5S/Lean methodology—and with three options, vinyl, rubber, and inlaid mesh, it’s easier to choose a material to withstand the expected traffic in the intended application area.
Floor marking equipment is a two-in-one solution: Use it while marking floors, but also to store extra tape between applications. While it’s best to store floor marking tape in its original box until you’re ready to use it, a kaizen cart holds extra rolls of tape and application tools and supplies, keeping the necessities at hand in locations where floor markings are repaired or replaced often.
Office and Storage Closet Organization Tips
For offices and municipal buildings where shared storage space and closets may be at a premium, it’s easy to use floor marking tape and labels to improve organization. For metal shelving, blank magnetic labels are a handy solution that can be adjusted on an as-needed basis. Simply fill out the label with what belongs on the shelf—for example, blank paper, hand sanitizer, extra intake forms, PPE, or specific equipment—and attach the magnetic label to the shelf. As the storage needs change, labels can be adjusted to suit.
In areas that rely on barcode labels, barcode protectors can extend the life of the tags. These heavy-duty labels feature pressure-sensitive adhesive so they stick easily—and they’re designed for warehouse floor use, so they’ll stand up to all kinds of traffic. Consider uses beyond covering floor labels:
- Protect ID tags and warning labels to ensure important information doesn’t wear away
- Add an overlay to protect the labels on instruction manuals or binder spines
- Cover labels to prevent smudges and damage to ordering information so you always have the correct details when restocking office supplies
In carpeted locations, adhesive-backed tape won’t adhere properly. Instead, choose hook-and-loop-backed carpet tape, a re-usable solution that’s just as durable as our floor marking tape. Carpet tape is a removable, multi-use, repositionable option that adheres to low-pile carpets and can withstand carts, vacuum cleaners, wheelchairs, and other traffic that would damage adhesive-backed tape. Beyond creating cubicle boundaries, designating areas that must be kept clear, and providing directional cues, carpet tape may be a good solution for labeling storage space by item, department, or use.
Special Considerations for Hazardous Materials Storage
Hazardous materials have specific requirements for storage and labeling, and each facility is responsible for complying with the guidelines. From proper use of GHS and SDS labels to using the appropriate safety labels to warn of everything from flammable contents to hazard notices, floor marking tape and signs can help you comply with OSHA and other requirements in storage areas.
When creating or improving organizational methods in industrial locations, floor marking tape, floor signs, and pre-cut kits can help create clear messages. The better your visual communication, the easier it is for employees to know the requirements and ensure everything is in its rightful place. For more industrial organization tips and tricks, explore our Resource Center.