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Why Is Colored Paper Tape More Expensive?

Why Is Colored Paper Tape More Expensive?

All paper floor tape begins its life as white tape.  Flatback paper (the backing for Shurtape 724 and other smooth paper tapes is made from bleached paper stock and

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Need A Volleyball Court?  You Better Be Good At Geometry

Need A Volleyball Court? You Better Be Good At Geometry

Anybody who thinks that a volleyball court is just a rectangle on the floor needs to take a look at this YouTube video. Volleyball played at the competitive level requires a court that takes into consideration a lot of complicated rules and which considers the unique role for every player on the floor. Get out […]

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Tape Not Sticking Anymore?  Maybe You’ve Got A Sweat Problem

Tape Not Sticking Anymore? Maybe You’ve Got A Sweat Problem

It is the time of year when volleyball and basketball share the same court at lots of schools and that usually means that tape lines used for volleyball have to be removed and reapplied on a regular basis. This increased use of the floor can create an almost invisible problem that may keep your floor […]

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Test That Tape Before Outlining Your Court

Test That Tape Before Outlining Your Court

No gym floor tape is guaranteed to not damage your floor when it is removed, and the worse the condition of your floor finish, the more likely you are to incur damage when tape is removed. If you’re not sure that your floor won’t be damaged,  test the tape first on an area of the […]

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Serious Taping To Do?  Get Up Off Your Knees

Serious Taping To Do? Get Up Off Your Knees

The toughest part of putting temporary lines down on a gym floor is that the work ususally has to be done on your knees. It gets much worse if this is a task that has to be redone week after week. The LM2 floor applicator from ATP really changes how you’ll approach this job. This […]

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Tape Not Sticking?  Maybe You Should “Microfiber” First

Tape Not Sticking? Maybe You Should “Microfiber” First

Lots of customers ask us how long paper gym floor tape will last when applied to a hardwood floor. The answer is always “it depends”. Factors like the amount of play, cleanliness of shoes, temperature and humidity all impact tape life. One thing that lots of users overlook is proper preparation of your floor before […]

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Gym Floor Tape Vs. Dance Floor Tape

Gym Floor Tape Vs. Dance Floor Tape

We got lots of calls from people taping temporary court lines on a wooden gym floor that want a more durable product than Shurtape 724 paper tape. They specifically ask if they can use a product we call vinyl dance floor tape.  Unfortunately, the answer is “NO”! While they are correct in assuming that the […]

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