Floor graphic can be an effective form of advertising or used in homes and commercial spaces. They can transform a space with unique designs and 3D illusions. In years past, floors were not considered an optimal place for advertising because print media could not stand up to the heavy wear of foot traffic. Thanks to advances in print media there is now a variety of floor graphic vinyl and other substrates designed specifically for floor surfaces including concrete, asphalt, wood, title, and carpet. See examples of how floor graphics can be used below:
Why is it important to use an overlaminate for floor graphics?
Although there are a variety of floor graphic media types that do not require overlaminates, however most standard vinyl require lamination to be suitable for floors. Using overlaminates provides protection against scuffing, abrasion, moisture, and UV light. This important protective layer will seal the graphic, making it suitable for heavy foot traffic. Overlaminates also make the image pop and add depth to the graphic.
These overlaminates are specifically engineered for use with pressure-sensitive floor graphic films and meet or exceed various public safety requirements and industry standards for slip resistance.
MACtac offers several overlaminates specifically designed for floor graphic applications:
MACtac® PermaFlex PF6400 – 3.75-mil clear, glossy, textured, and slip resistant polyolefin film. Perfect for any indoor application.
MACtac® PermaFlex PF6500 – 4.3-mil textured vinyl
MACtac® PermaFlex PF6300 – 5.0-mil clear vinyl ﬁlm with a textured lustre ﬁnish that helps eliminate glare and provides a very unique and pleasing viewing surface. Perfect for any indoor application
PERMACOLOR® FloorGrip PP6600 – the ONLY ANSI/NFPA B101.3 certified laminate on the market. 6.0-mil clear matte polycarbonate film
For more information on overlaminates by Mactac, contact DaVinci Technologies
5 examples of stair graphics:
This 3D floor graphic advertisement was commissioned by Lech Beer of Poznań, Poland. The graphic is situated in an outdoor patio setting and was installed on concrete using Alumigraphics GRIP. Made of pliable aluminum foil, the product features a 1 year expected life performance. It is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, and exposure to sun. This product features built-in characteristics that eliminate the need for an overlaminate.
panoRama CourtWrap is a new high-performance floor graphic print media specifically designed for athletic surfaces such as basketball/volleyball courts. It is ideal for a variety of smooth, flat indoor surfaces including painted metal, glass, tile, sealed concrete, sealed wood, etc… When used with panoRama CourtWrap Protect, a non-slip ASTM D-2047 & R10 certified textured laminate, these products are the ideal floor graphic solution for athletic surfaces.
Available in 54″ x 100′ rolls, panoRama CourtWrap is easy to install, remove, or reposition. It is made of durable 8 mil polyester (PET)/vinyl, making it ideal for long term applications. panoRama CourtWrap has an application of 6-12 months when used indoors on floors and 24-36 months for wall and window applications.
panoRama CourtWrap Protect is a 4.7 mil textured vinyl laminate featuring a permanent, clear, acrylic adhesive and a 63gsm siliconized paper liner. It is offered in 54″ x 100′ rolls, and is ASTM D-2047 & R10 certified (slip resistant), a key feature for floor graphic media.
Architectural wraps utilize space on walls, floors, and windows a create a dramatic visual experience. They can be an especially effective form of advertising and an attention-grabber for retail settings, trade shows, restaurants, museums, exhibits, and residential spaces. The following images provide examples of how architectural wrapped are being used to transform interior spaces.
Floor graphics need to withstand scuffing from heavy foot traffic, moisture, and other environmental elements such as UV exposure. Choosing the right overlaminate is an important step for most floor graphic applications.
Important attributes to consider:
Durability: For heavy foot traffic, choose a film in the 4-6+ mil thickness range.
Safety: Look for a laminating film that is slip resistant and will meet various safety standards required for public applications such as ASTM C-1028.
For more, see Overlaminates for Floor Graphics
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Using vinyl wraps and other similar print media as an element of architectural design has become an increasingly popular trend. They can truly transform an environment. Recently, we have come across some creative ways wraps are being used to transform hospitals and schools. An MRI room, for instance, can be a scary place for children – take a look at some of the images below and see how these spaces were transformed: