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  • Temporary floor graphics?

    Posted by John Harding on February 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I have a client who wants some stickers put down for an event/evening party to wooden floor – I was thinking removable vinyl with anti slip laminate – I spoke to APS who didn’t recommend using temporary vinyl however I don’t really want to use permanent for ease of removal after the event.

    Anyone done similar and have a solution please!

    John 😀

    Phil Newby replied 1 year, 3 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Dave Rowland

    February 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    how about a little projector with a made up logo placed in it… great fun for parties

    but i would use Pernament Avery and not think twice when lifting it the day after, a wipe with Tar and Glue remover should do it.

  • Harry Cleary

    February 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I used permanent vinyl on a floor for a christmas theme and after a season of dancing and festivities the vinyl lifted great swathes of the varnish. Luckily he was redoing the lounge anyway. I would be wary and certainly won’t do it again.

  • Dave Rowland

    February 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    good point.. i was not 100% on my thoughts, just the glue might not have settled.

  • Peter Normington

    February 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    if its for one night, use the cheapest digi print material. something like md3, for example, and dont bother to laminate


  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    February 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    i would just put down regular digital. what harry says is worth considering but i doubt the adhesive will have time to cure/bite in the short time its down.

    i personally wouldn’t bother with anti-slip… that’s probably not the best advice i should give you. but i doubt the vinyl will be any slippier than a polished, varnished wooden floor.

    • Phil Newby

      November 17, 2022 at 6:52 am

      Floor decals are known as floor stickers used for promotional purposes in companies. But floor stickers on a wooden floor sound crazy. What will be the lifespan of stickers on the wooden floor? How can we remove them?

  • Martin Pearson

    February 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Robert your probably right about it being no worse than a polished wooden floor but would an insurance company look at it that way if someone did slip and decide to try claiming??

    In actual fact anti slip might make it worse if you have a polished floor because you would suddenly have a bit of grip in small areas. From an insurance point of view I’m not sure I would want to take the chance of just leaving it though.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    February 15, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Martin, I agree with you mate… but we have personally supplied some of, if not the biggest vinyl floor graphics in the world. all done in "cut vinyl". From memory, the one we did in Glasgow had over 350,000 visitors walking over it in only a few months. i recon the format in how the floors we do are laid, help aid grip. but no more than that of a wood floor, Marble floor, or even vinyl flooring for a kitchen.

  • Martin Pearson

    February 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Robert I know all about the floors you have done and have commented on how impressive they look. With this being temporary advertising I just thought it might be the same as they have in the supermarkets which I thought had to have an anti slip covering.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    February 15, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Yeh thats what i mean Martin… as i said mate "i do agree with you". i know about anti-skid and H&S side of it. My point is, we advise based on each job in hand by some of the biggest galleries in the world. We send them various samples along with technical spec by the manufacturers… even some tests are based on the adhesive used, others on how flammable the product is etc. they then come back and "tell us" what has to be used based on their own tests on whats been sent. have to say though… every time its regular cut vinyl… the only time we do anything different is some times the entire floor has to be covered in a water based vinyl film then graphics applied on top. this is down to removal issues incase adhesive is left on the marbel floors.

    as i said earlier in thread…

    quote Robert Lambie:

    “that’s probably not the best advice i should give you.”

    but is honest advice, just based on my own finds. obviously every job, spec, location etc is different and you must cover yourself at all times.
    and i am sure if you ask any health and safety officer, should anti-skid be used, the no brainer answer will be yes.

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