Reflective Tape DIY Projects

As the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, most people are spending more hours outside. But what happens when it suddenly gets dark and you can’t quite find what you’re looking for? There a one-step, long-lasting, simply implemented solution: reflective tape.

reflective tape on school bus vehicle

Added safety to vehicle with reflective tape on side of car

Uses for reflective tape are nearly endless, but some Koffler Sales customers have used it in the following ways for improved visibility:

  • Line a driveway
  • On a garage hanging
  • On a car, for backwoods and country trips
  • Aisle striping in industrial locations
  • On building signage


With nearly a dozen colors for general purpose engineering grade reflective tape, vehicle grade flexible tape, and Superbrite solid tape, you can personalize any project without a hassle. Current users have noted (read reviews HERE) that our tape holds up to severe weather, lasts for over 5 years, and is easy to place.

Reflective tape rolls in various sizes

Most importantly, Koffler Sales will prevent you from purchasing a huge roll when you have a smaller project. Our variety of reflective tape comes in widths between 1” and 6” and lengths of 2’ to 150’!

With a customer rating of 5.0/5.0, you can’t go wrong with our reflective tape for your next illuminating project. Visit to purchase your roll.

Be Safe Hanging Holiday Lights

It’s that time of year when everyone is decorating their homes or businesses with holiday cheer. While most people plan their lighting design and where to place decorations, not very many plan for safety. A slip or fall this time of year can really put a damper on your holiday celebrations, so use our tips for a healthy and happy holiday season!

Koffler Sales Holiday Lights Safety

Electrical cord protectorsExtension Cord Protectors help keep your electrical outlets safe. This nifty little device costs only $5 and prevents damage to electrical cords. If loose cords in a high traffic area will be a problem, we suggest you look into adding Fastlane Cable Protectors to keep your lighting display accident-free.

Always turn off the electricity at the circuit box while working with electrical wires. Just because there isn’t something plugged into the wall yet or the light switch on does not mean that there still isn’t a live current that can shock you. Take the extra 60 seconds to do things the right way – your finger tips will thank us.

Make a ladder safer with non slip tapeWhen putting up a holiday display, most will use a ladder to place decorations higher up. Make the ladder you already own safer by adding Non Slip Tape to the rungs. This simple trick will be especially useful if you are hanging decorations outside where your shoes may become slick from water on the ground.

Corner Guards are wonderful to have all year long, but they are good to have this time of year when ladders and boxes can knick or chip your wall’s corners. We recommend our peel and stick on corner guards because they are very quick, easy and safe to install.

Finally, remember to unplug as many electronic devices as you can when you are not home. Accidental fires do happen and they can be made worse when a dry Christmas tree is present. Your safety always comes first!

If you used a Koffler product in your holiday display, we want to see it! Please email us a picture, and we’ll post it to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages!


Get Your Home or Business Holiday Ready

With the holidays around the corner, we want to remind you to plan for an increase in activity around your home or business. With people coming and going, not to mention wet and slushy fall weather, accidents are more likely. We want to make sure that everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season, so we put together some Koffler tips!

Get your home or business holiday ready with Koffler Sales

all weather floor mats The weather outside may not be so delightful – here in Chicago, the weather by December can be downright frightful! Prevent slips or falls as well as dirty slush from entering your home or office with an All-Weather Mat. An all-weather mat is specifically designed for wet conditions and freezing temperatures, and it will help provide a better surface when it is slick out.

It will also catch leaves before your guests or customers drag them inside with them. The holidays are very busy for everyone, so having to sweep less often by your entrance is a good thing!

Green-Roof-Drainage-Mat-imgSpeaking of mats, did you know that Koffler Sales also offers commercial-grade Restaurant Mats? During the holiday season, most people cook large meals more often or are entertaining. Give your aching joints a break with a padded mat designed for standing for long periods of time. Your knees will thank you.

Steps can be very dangerous this time of year because surfaces are slippery, and with stairs there is less surface area to help someone catch their balance. We highly recommend installing Anti Slip Stair Nosing to any outdoor steps and entrance or foyer steps you may have.

reflector-tape-imgConsider adding Reflective Tape to your holiday crafts. Here’s why: If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, it gets very dark during the winter months and nighttime starts as early as 4PM. Help motorists find your home or business and see the entrance with reflective tape. With several colors available on, the ideas are endless!

Here’s a few decor ideas:

  • Turkey design with reflective feathers on a pumpkin
  • Reflective snowflakes in your landscaping
  • Star of David on a potted plant
  • Champagne bottles with reflective labels for New Year’s

We wish everyone a safe Halloween weekend, and remember to “fall back” on Sunday for Daylight Savings Time!

Clever Ways to Hack Wall and Floor Protection Supplies

Every month, Koffler Sales accepts photo entries of completed projects using the products we sell for as part of a customer appreciation giveaway. We are continuously blown away by the clever ways to hack wall and floor protection supplies. While many of the product photos on our website show uses for hospitals, schools and factories, our customers come up with clever hacks for their own products like hula hoops, Kegerators, kitchen remodels and even raising goats!

Charlie and Mylo

One of our customers manufactures the pupRUNNER, a carrier for your pets so they can join you for family walks or an after work run. They use our Non-Slip Grip Tape to ensure that pets can stay on safely.







Cool game table ideas DIY

In preparation for his daughter going away to college at University of Virginia, one proud dad (and customer) used our orange Reflection Tape behind LED tube lighting to amplify the orange color. Without a doubt, his daughter will love her game table while away for school!






Non slip grip tape for farms and livestock workers

This was definitely a first for us: One Koffler customer used our Non-Slip Tape to create a ramp structure for her goats to play on.





Red and black kitchen renovation with Diamond Plate Sheet DIY

Instead of spending an arm and a leg for marble or custom tile, one smart and thrifty customer used our Stainless Steel Diamond Plate material to create a trendy custom kitchen.





Which project is your favorite? 

Remember, when you purchase from Koffler Sales, please send us a picture of your completed project. You could win a $100 Visa gift card!

Are You Ready for Patio Weather?

Koffler Sales’ headquarters is located an hour outside of Chicago in Lake Zurich, IL. Unlike the rest of the United States, we are some of the last to experience spring weather — but when it is here, we fully embrace it! We look forward to celebrating spring and summer by spending our time outside. Are you ready for patio weather?

Most of our blog posts are about ways you can improve the inside of your home or business, but we want to share tips to get your patio and backyard ready for summer activities.

Chemsol non slip coating for pools, side walks, work sitesPatios can get slick from a morning rain, so ensure your friends and family can enjoy outdoor time together without slips or falls by applying a non slip coating to your patio. Available in a variety of designer colors, Chemsol Non Slip Coating is easy to apply and will help beautiful your patio area. Choose a neutral color like beige or wow neighbors and guests with a bold designer look using red or blue stain.

Your family is likely going in and out more often during the warmer months. To keep grass clippings and other outdoor debris outdoors, consider an Entrance Mat to catch outside dirt and more. Our industrial mats won’t slip and slide.

Prevent night time accidents in the darkStairs can be hazardous any time of year, but they can especially be dangerous when children are running up and down them during the early evening. Make sure stairs are visible for your family and guests using Glow In The Dark Tape. You can also use the glow in the dark tape around the edge of your patio, to make sure no one trips and falls.

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Puppy-Proof Your Home With Koffler Sales

The team at Koffler Sales loves dogs, and dogs love Koffler Sales too!

You may know our company as a leading supplier of wall and floor protection products, but Koffler Sales also offers products that can be used for puppy-proofing your home from damage.

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Bringing home a new puppy is exciting, but it also can be challenging for pet owners. As babies, they don’t know the rules of the house yet and once they start teething — look out!

Corner-Protectors-For-Glass-imgOne Koffler customer recently left a product review for our Corner Guards. Check out his ingenious hack to stop his dogs from damaging the window sills:

Having just had all the trim in our house professionally painted, I wanted to protect our window sills where our two dogs put their feet to bark at the birds and squirrels. In our town I could not find the 2 inch and 2/1 inch corner guard I purchased from Koffler Sales Company. The product was shipped on time, the clear plastic guards were well protected with a plastic film. We love our dogs, but after spending $4200 to repaint, I wanted to protect the bottom window sills. The product exceeded my expectations in what we wanted to accomplish. Great product!!

House training a puppy can be a tiresome chore, and clean up is usually messy. Avoid staining and damaging your floors with floor protection products available from Koffler Sales.

Tips for Selling Your Home Your puppy cannot be crated 24/7, so one clever way to protect your carpets from “accidents” is to use Carpet Film Plastic Protection, starting from only $15.67/roll!

Roll the plastic carpet film over any carpets you may have in your home until your puppy is fully trained.

You can also use our Floor Protection Soft Matting by KofflerProtect, which is a padded mat with a backing designed to prevent oil, paint, and other construction site damage.

Clear-Grip-Tape-Hacks-DIY For dogs young and old who have problems climbing up the stairs, here is a clever hack: Use 3M® and KSC Bath and Shower Non Slip Tape on wooden stair treads to make them easier to grip for little furry paws. With low prices starting from only $15.26/roll, making it easier for your pooch to join you anywhere in your home has never been more affordable.

Finally, stains are prone to happen when you have a curious puppy in your home. If you need to get a stain out of ceramic, porcelain, concrete or marble tile, Mapei Ultracare Grout, Tile, Stain and Haze Remover products can be the right solution for you. These commercial-grade products are formulated to remove tough stains and refurbish existing tile and stone surfaces.

With these tips, you will be able to enjoy every second of puppyhood without worrying about protecting your home from damage. Remember, show Koffler Sales a picture of your completed project and you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a $100 Visa gift card!

Different Ways to Use Non Slip Tape

With different ways to use non slip tape, anti slip grip tape is one of the most versatile products sold on Each month, we receive new customer reviews highlighting new ingenious ways our customers are using our products — in addition, we receive photos our customers have taken showcasing their finished product.

Preventing accidents in all weather using non slip tape from Koffler Sales

One clever way pet lovers are using our non slip tape, is by applying it on their stair treads so aging pets can get up and down stairs easily. It can be heartbreaking when your pet wants to spend time with you upstairs or downstairs, but due to old age or injury, they can slip or fall trying to be close to you.

Exactly what the dog was looking for. She’s 13.4 years old and needed something to grip coming up the front porch stairs. Excellent adhesion. Might try filing my fingernails on this stuff.

One female customer came up with the ultimate trick for her closet:

I have a handmade 50 pair shoe rack constructed of dowels. The shoes kept slipping on the dowels. I covered them with this product and no more slipping. Thanks.

Many of our customers with handicap accessible ramps use anti slip grip tape to ensure their ramps stay safe in all weather:

Thank you. I purchased KSC tape for less than half the cost of 3M tape available at my local hardware store. Free shipping, arrived quickly. Have a new TREX ramp leading to deck…was concerned about rain blowing in then freezing on ramp, making it a hazard. Washed surface, then used 70% rubbing alcohol to clean where strips would be laid. Used hand-held rollers to seal them to ramp. It’s only been down for 2 days, but am delighted with it. Will be interested to see how it holds up through the winter.

And our non slip tape will look beautiful in a variety of high-traffic spaces, including a historic chapel:

We purchased KSC super grip non-slip tape for the the steps at St. Peter’s Chapel on Mare Island, the oldest naval chapel in the United States. Not only has it made the chapel more safe for the many who come to visit, it also has g helped to improve the appearance of the front of the chapel. We were extremely pleased with how quickly the tape arrived and how easy it was to install. So pleased , in fact, we placed a second order so we could do additional steps on the sides of the chapel.

How will you use your non slip adhesive tape? Leave a review or send us a picture of your completed project, and you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing for a Visa gift card.

Protective Glass

Protective GlassA protective glass, just as the name suggests, is a device that is used to protect /keep something safe. Therefore, a protective glass is a gadget that is improvised to keep human eyes safe as they engage in various functions that particularly involve this organ. A protective glass is either worn or put in between the eyes and the object that may potentially damage the eyes. Usually, the eye wear is made of resistant lenses which are made of a substance called polycarbonate that protects the eyes.

Protective glass is used because the eye has a number of things that could be potential threats. These threats may be heat levels, spray/chemicals, wind blast, particles in form of dust among other threats. Protective glass protects the eyes from chemicals, infectious fluids and other destructive agents from striking the eyes. E.g. the use of goggle as a protective device protects the salt and chlorine from causing harm to the eye.

Protective glasses offer protection against light. High and intense levels of light may damage the retina of the eye resulting to partial and even total blindness. In case of too much light, the most common and recommended protective glasses are known as sunglasses. Sunglasses play the role of increasing the levels of visibility in the case of intense sunlight conditions.

Another example of protective glass is the welding glass. This protective glass play the role of protecting the eyes from flying sparks as well as the glare as a result of welding. Though, the idea of welding glass and sunglass is more similar. These protective glasses can be used to look directly at the sun in times of the solar eclipse.

In sports such as cycling, protective glasses are used to protect the athlete from wind, dust as well as insects and other elements that constitute the atmosphere. Visors and helmets may also be used to protest the eyes, for instance, helmets used in sports like baseball, hockey among others.
Firefighter helmets also protect the eye from extreme heat as a result of firefighting. Glass protectors can also be used by computer users to prevent them from getting the Computer vision syndrome (CVS) which is as a result of eye strain; this may result to symptoms such as head ache, dry eyes as well as blurred or unclear vision.

It should however be noted that protective glass are cheap to obtain, therefore, for the sake of human care for the eyes, one should be able to access these protectors in case of external conditions that may harm this organ.

Designer Window Film

Designer Window FilmMany are looking for the designer window film that they can install in their windows. These days, more and more people are looking for a way to be able to get the best deals in designer window film to ensure that they are able to get the many different benefits that they bring. This being said, more and more hardware stores are selling these awesome additions. This is why more and more people are able to enjoy the many different benefits of the designer window film as well.

What is a designer window film anyway? The designer window film is basically a tint that is installed or applied to a glass surface. This is mostly used in vehicles so as to ensure that the inside of the vehicles will not be seen too much. Alternatively, vehicles also use designer window film so as to ensure that the drivers will not get hurt with the glare that they will get from the sun. But then again, the designer window film can be used at homes and office spaces as well. This is due to the many different kinds of benefits that people can get from the designer window film.

Generally, the designer window film is used to ensure that the eyes of the people looking out (or in) the windows will not get hurt or damaged by the powerful sun rays. These sun UV rays can cause a lot of damage to both people and the things that get hit by it. For instance, the designer window film can protect furnishings indoors from the harsh UV sun rays. Alternatively, these films will also ensure that the skin of the people inside the structure will not get hurt by the sun. This is the main reason why more and more people are into getting their window films installed in their homes, vehicles, and office places. But there are many more benefits that these wonderful window films bring.

Many people opt to install window films on their windows because they also reflect the sun’s harmful rays. Not only do they not allow them to get through, these films will also ensure that the harmful rays will stay out. This way, the heat that is coming from the sun will not penetrate so much the structure. This way, more and more people will be able to make sure that their vehicles, homes, and office spaces will be safe from these kinds of harm.

But there is one more reason why people choose to install window films. This is the aesthetic reason. Many people are into choosing to add window films on their windows because there are many different styles and designs of these window films. There are plain ones and there are printed ones. There are many different colors available as well. Therefore, when people want to add some flare to their windows while eliminating the glare, they always make sure that they are able to get the best of these window films to install.

3m Reflective Tape Walmart

3m Reflective Tape WalmartIf you are concerned with safety, there is simply no way that at least some kind of reflective tape is in your safety kit. In fact one of the best products in the market is the 3m reflective tape by Walmart, which you can find at many hardware stores or order online at the convenience of your home while browsing through Walmart’s user-friendly interface.

It might come as a surprise to you, but reflective tapes in general and the 3m reflective tape by Walmart specifically, have more uses that you expect, and you probably see them being used regularly even though you might not realize it. For example, construction workers use them to wrap themselves for safety reasons, but more often reflective tapes are used for all kinds of vehicles: ambulances and police vehicles, school buses, mail trucks, street sweepers and trash trucks, etc. The reason that drivers (or those responsible for the above mentioned vehicles) use reflective tapes is because they wish to increase their vehicle’s visibility and make it more noticeable by other drivers so that possible accidents are prevented from happening.

Reflective tapes are made from a thermoplastic resin called polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC, that is strong enough as a material to hold the micro-prisms that give the tape its light-reflective ability. Micro-prisms are essentially tiny reflectors that are usually printed on the PVC tape in a way so that they reflect the light, that is coming from various angles, back to its original source.

You probably find the function of the 3m reflective tape by Walmart interesting to know as general information and it should also make sense to you why so many professionals use it, but you cannot really see why you should buy it since you are neither a construction worker nor an ambulance driver. Think again! Do you ever jog after the sun has set? If the answer is yes, then you must have noticed that sometimes a simple 30 minute jogging can prove to be much more dangerous than it should. When you are jogging out on the streets and not in a protected environment like a stadium, you run the risk (literally) of being hit by a careless driver who failed to see you in time due to decreased visibility. If, however, you cut a few pieces off the 3m reflective tape by Walmart and apply it on your clothing, you will make it much easier for anyone to spot you, thus turning your jogging into a much safer activity. The same goes for bikes and motorcycles also. Some kind of reflective safety features have become practically standard for bicycles, but they are usually not enough to guarantee your safety; that is why using the 3m reflective type by Walmart on your clothing or helmet can only be to your advantage. Generally speaking, statistics show that the use of such tapes, like the 3m reflective tape by Walmart, have caused a 30 per cent drop in the number of accidents that occur on public roads.

If you don’t already have one yourself, by a 3m reflective tape by Walmart as soon as possible. The use of reflective tape will definitely come in handy whether you are jogging or driving around town, whether you are canoeing or kayaking in a river, or you just want to pinpoint the exits points in your building in case of emergency.