Vinyl Floor Tape

You know I love color, so these installations caught my attention.


Artist, Jim Lambie, put these in at the MoMA in 2008.  It is made of vinyl tape!  That’s right.  And, it tracks your path to the next floor.



And, now, in 2011, Kate Spade is using this simple concept for the floors in her Palm Springs store.


Typically used for demarcation on gym and warehouse floors, vinyl tape isn’t hard to find with a quick Google search.  It’s $2 for a thin roll and a little more for wider rolls.

I am not sure I’d want to install this myself, but it’s a super cool concept that doesn’t break the budget.



  1. A reader of my blog led me here because I did a post on painted floors recently, too….SO glad to have found you. New follower :)

  2. That looks so freakin’ cool!!! I love that top one with all the pattern and color! I can’t believe someone did that with vinyl tape! AWESOME.

  3. I love the bold color! I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to do this in my house… maybe in a small kids room!

  4. I love this!! Would never do it in my house but I could stare at that Kate Spade floor for hours!

  5. This gives me a great idea on how to put a Greek key design on top of a console table…I love the floors!

  6. I’m a sucker for stripes. Maybe I’m not gutsy enough to put stripes on the floors of my house, but I’d use this tape to make custom artwork.

  7. Kelly @ JAX does design

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my guest post over at Aubrey’s blog :-)

    The floor at the MOMA is awesome! Wow! Love all the colours and the cool designs. I don’t want to think about how much time and patience it took to complete the installation! I think using the same technique on a canvas would make a great piece of art.

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