Of all the new products we’ve launched recently, vinyl floor stickers have proven to be hugely popular. They’re a fantastic aid in the coronavirus response as businesses across the UK are using them to encourage social distancing.
Right now, we’re seeing a lot of orders to manage queues and to direct customers through one-way systems. So, if your clients are looking for artwork along these lines, don’t forget to check out our free templates.
Floor stickers can be used for a whole host of purposes though! Find out whether our vinyl stickers will meet your customer’s needs with these FAQs…
• What surfaces can vinyl floor stickers be applied to?
• Are vinyl floor stickers waterproof?
• Can vinyl floor stickers be cleaned?
• How long will vinyl floor stickers last?
• How are vinyl floor stickers applied?
• How easy are vinyl floor stickers to remove/replace?
• Are vinyl floor stickers slip resistant?
What surfaces can vinyl floor stickers be applied to?
Floor stickers can be applied to any clean, smooth, non-porous surface. This means that carpets are not suitable but most other indoor floor types will be fine. You should also take care to ensure the temperature is not lower than 10°C when applying.
To ensure a strong fix, the surface should be thoroughly cleaned first. It must be swept of dust and cleaned with an alcohol solution to remove any residual grease, wax or other contaminates. Guidance from our supplier states;
“Acrylic glass, polystyrene, nitrocellulose painted surfaces and soft PVC affect the removability (adhesive residue or increase in adhesion onto the substrate with time).”
Floor stickers can be applied in public walkways thanks to their slip-resistant laminate. It is also certified Class A according to DIN 51097 which means they can be used in places where people might walk over them bare foot.
Are vinyl floor stickers waterproof?
Our floor stickers are water resistant but long periods immersed in water will damage the product. The Mactac LUV6301 laminate offers protection from abrasion and moisture but you can use a non-slippery floor wax to seal the edges for extra protection. This should be applied 24 hours after placement and before any cleaning has been done on the area.
Can vinyl floor stickers be cleaned?
The Mactac LUV6301 coating means that our stickers are protected from light moisture – enough to allow for cleaning! We recommend using warm soapy water but avoiding anything solvent based. You should wait at least 24 hours after placement before cleaning the graphic.
How long will vinyl floor stickers last?
Our floor stickers are guaranteed to last 3 months but may remain strong for longer if placed in a stable environment. The Mactac LUV6301 laminate helps to protects floor stickers from glare and daily wear and tear. However, exposure to extreme temperatures and ultraviolet light can cause floor stickers to deteriorate quicker.
How are vinyl floor stickers applied?
1. The target surface should be swept for dust and cleaned using an alcohol solution.
2. Peel off the backing and apply the graphic sticky-side down.
3. Apply with pressure. Use a roller to avoid air bubbles between the sticker and the floor.
4. Take extra care to smooth the edges of the sticker
How easy are vinyl floor stickers to remove/replace?
As these floor stickers are intended for short-term use, they are not too difficult to remove. A knife/scraper tool may be required to lift the sticker from the surface and the surface should be cleaned before another sticker is applied. Mild heat can be applied if removal proves tricky in some places.
Are vinyl floor stickers slip resistant?
The Mactac LUV6301 laminate is made using a semi matt sand structure. This gives the sticker a rough texture and provides some grip. Like most non-porous floor surfaces, they can become slippery when wet and appropriate care should be taken. These stickers are class R 9- DIN51130.
Floor stickers are just one print product your clients will be using in their coronavirus response. Discover more on how print can help businesses at this time in our resource hub. You’ll find all our latest advice on how to maximise opportunities for your print shop.