Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced communities to implement creative ways to help prevent the spread of disease while at the same time support local economies. Although the citizens in our communities are certainly aware of the importance of these two issues, one solution that was quickly implemented involves providing reminders about the importance of following new social guidelines, such as social distancing and mask requirements. Unfortunately, many of us live in societies that are oversaturated with messages on signs, walls, and windows, which makes it hard to grab someone’s attention. Thankfully, there is one area that has offers highly visible and effective spaces for messaging…. floors!
Why Use Floor Graphics?
Floor surfaces are quickly becoming prime real estate to convey messages and guidelines. This is why floor graphics have now become the go-to option for businesses who want to remind their customers about the importance of social distancing and even create boundaries to this effect to outline where patrons should stand or shop in a store or public spaces. Even though many businesses have already implemented floor graphics into their stores, there are still many public environments that could benefit from floor graphics as well. Some of these spaces include schools, DMVS, and any other public service area that regularly deals with large groups of people. Thanks to the versatility of these graphics, the design of these products can be fully customized to fulfil the needs of the customer. For example, if an elementary school teacher needs to encourage students to stay in a specific area, they can use unique images of familiar cartoon characters to help students remember where to sit, work, and play. Or, if the DMV needs a simple design that tells people where to wait in line, they can create those options as well. Furthermore, perhaps one of the greatest reasons why people should use floor graphics is because they are easy to install and remove. Although many of these graphics are designed to withstand daily use, if a customer decides to remove or relocate their graphic, they can do so without leaving residue and ruining the integrity of the graphic or the floor’s surface.
Properties of Floor Graphics
Floor graphics are made of vinyl materials, which are known for their strength, durability, and low cost. The moisture and fire resistance of vinyl make it perfect for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. This is extremely convenient for customers who may need their floor graphics to be used in either environment. As mentioned in the paragraph above, the versatility of floor graphics also makes it easy for customers to deign their own graphics to meet their situational needs. Vinyl is available in a variety of colors allowing it to feature bold colors, embossed textures, and distinctive finishes. These products can be custom printed to your color, logo, and design specifications. Floor graphics can also be paired with overlaminates and adhesive films for additional durability and versatility. To learn more about the benefits of floor graphics and how they can be used to flatten the curve, read this article.
At Piedmont Plastics, we offer a wide variety of performance plastic materials for your industrial and protective applications. Contact us to inquire about our various solutions or call us today to speak with a plastics expert! You can also read our social distancing floor sign solutions line card and social distancing solutions brochure for more information about our social distancing products!