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Gym Floor Tape & Gym Floor Mat Tape Are Not The Same Thing

Gym Floor Tape & Gym Floor Mat Tape Are Not The Same Thing

We sell a paper tape that we recommend for temporary marking of gym floors. It uses an adhesive that is designed to remove cleanly, leaving no residue, and not damage the floor in the process. It is made of paper, and, unfortunately, long term durability is not one of its features We also sell several […]

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Vinyl Tape Vs. Gym Floors-No Contest!

Vinyl Tape Vs. Gym Floors-No Contest!

We sell a lot of other tapes besides paper floor marking tape, and sometimes a customer mistakenly orders the wrong thing. The results can be disastrous for you floor’s finish. This is particularly true for a couple of our products, dance floor tape and aisle marking tape. These tapes have very aggressive adhesive because they […]

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Gym Floor Tape’s Secret Weapon-You Can Write On It

Gym Floor Tape’s Secret Weapon-You Can Write On It

Savvy coaches that coach volleyball on basketball court floors realize that the temporary lines laid out with paper tape to create a volleyball court can be written on. This is a great feature for managing practices. Marking things like inbound positions and other court-specific locations can be quickly written directly on the floor tape. It […]

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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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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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