What are their Purpose & Properties?
Social distancing floor stickers are becoming a safety feature that we are all to familiar with. Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, the Government have asked people in the UK to remain 2 metres apart when outside their household to reduce the spread of the virus. As shops and places of work begin to reopen, owners have been considering how to keep people 2 meters apart. Probably the most widely accepted method of doing this is placing social distancing floor stickers at a 2 meter distance. The properties of the stickers determine how effective they will be in stopping the pandemic. In this blog post, we will be assessing the properties necessary for an effective sticker.
The very nature of floor stickers means that they need to be long lasting and resistant to high footfall levels and in some cases, the elements. With their use being purely to stand on and maintain your distance, having a short-term sticker will not do your business any favours. You will have to continuously replace it, increasing financial and labour costs to your business. So, when looking to buy these stickers for your business, make sure you check how long lasting they are.
It does not take a genius to realise that floor stickers cannot be slippery in any way. If the product you are thinking of buying does not possess an anti-slip rating, simply do not buy it. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen and will mean you have not taken the health and safety of your customers seriously. We recommend a slip rating of R11 or higher.
Ease of use
One thing that can be very annoying, especially as a small business, is when you place a floor graphic and air bubbles appear or you place it, and too late, realise they are over or under 2 meters apart. Lots of providers include social distancing floor sticker squeegees and rulers to help you place your graphic. This, in turn, reduces the costs to your business as it prevents you messing one up and buying another and reduces time spent on placing them. When purchasing your graphics, look for one that comes with an applicator.
We have highlighted the three most important features to look into when kitting out your business for social distancing: durability, anti-slip and ease of use. Make sure you take all three of these properties into account when deciding to purchase your social distancing floor stickers.