Preparing your floor is important so that the warehouse striping will last for a long time without requiring extensive maintenance. The need for preparation increases with an increase in the level of activity within a warehouse. You have several options at your disposal.
Embedded stripping is the first option and it is suitable for warehouses with a high level of traffic. It involves the use of diamond blade technology to prepare your concrete floor before applying paint to it. The lines made by embedded stripping are highly accurate and they will last for a long time.
It is advisable to opt for shot blasts if your warehouse has a moderate level of traffic. This option uses steel balls projected toward the floor surface. The balls crush the surface before moving back into the machine, and then the process starts again. The third option is using an epoxy, which is suitable for a warehouse that has a low level of traffic. It is important to note that an epoxy method is not as durable. In fact, it has the same level of durability as using tape.
Which color does OSHA recommend?
Yellow is the color the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends for use to advising caution. It is also useful when it comes to marking any physical hazards such as possible stumbling, tripping, or falling. Where applicable, the yellow color should come with appropriate letters and symbols.
The recommended color to warn of possible danger is red while orange-red or fluorescent orange is suitable for alerting workers to the possibility of a biological hazard. It is important to note that these colors should come with an appropriate letter or symbol so that the crew is able to understand clearly what the specific danger is. Other colors may be in use, but it is always important to notify and train the staff on what the colors and symbols mean.
What details should you know?
The dimensions of your warehouse matter when it comes to warehouse striping. You may have to create custom sizes for your lines since every facility has its unique size. You should also know that saving money is possible in warehouse striping if you combine storage markings with safety markings. This combination means that you will spend less on demarcating boundaries. Additionally, you should know that a detailed layout of what you want done is always important. This layout also helps you to estimate the cost of warehouse striping. This helps you to be better able to plan according to your budget.
Why are line-widths important?
It is important to note that line widths matter a lot when it comes to warehouse
striping. For example, wide lines are more durable than narrow lines. The quality of these lines may also affect the installation prices. In addition the width of the line will impact the layout by usable space. For example, if you have 100 storage lanes with 4” lines, there are 404” of stripes. If you have 100 storage lanes with 3” lines, there are 303” of stripes. Depending on the space you are trying to utilize, this difference of 101” may make a big difference. We recommend to have your striping project designed by a professional to save time and money.
TCI Striping is a full-service professional contractor specializing in Warehouse Striping & Specialty Coating services. With over 40 years of experience, we have earned a reputation as a trustworthy commercial and light industrial contractor with an extensive range of capabilities, qualified experience, specialized training and equipment, and a workforce that pays careful attention to detail. Give us a call and we’ll take care of your warehouse flooring and striping needs.