Until now distance markings on the floor were used to be discreet on banks, in doctors’ surgeries, hospitals or on switches and automats. The use of a distance from 1,5 to 2m to the next person came as a rule with the pandamic. The rule was made to prevent infection – permanently in every sales and consulting situation.
Tape wears out
The marks made out of tape are often only usable for a short time and are increasingly hard to detect because of dirt and sole absorbation, which is a huge problem. Especially for people who are blind or visually impaired and also for old people with declining eyesight it is very hard or somethimes even impossible to see the marks. Correspondening to this is it hard for those people to correctly estimated the minimum distance. The conclusion is the use of tactile marks. They´re only 3mm high so they can perceived with the feet and shopping venture and at the same time they´re flat enough to not become a tripping hazard.
Since many years inclusion is developing and producing tactile marks which will help blind and visually impaired people with they’re orientation. Inclusion is a specialist for accessibility and so we’re giving a lot of solutions for companys to implement easy, fast and not expensive barriere free activities. Beyond the guiding stripe Fluxi there are also nubs and nub plates for attention panels that will warn users of danger spots such as stairs. Barrier-free measures like these have been stipulated for years in the DIN 18040 for barrier-free building.
Furthermore the tactile marks can also be used for an easy and consequent implement colored guided concept. For example you can coulour ways in green, waiting areas in yellow and restricted areas in red using the guiding line Fluxi.
Pros of tactile marks
Our tip: fluxi®
These elements can be customized, they’re available in fluxi and fluxi-R which differ by a different surface structure. While fluxi has a flat surface, fluxi-r has a grooved structure. Both variants are also made of the wear-resistant material Desmopan®.
Available in different colours and with and without corrugation.