Double sided tapes: solutions for home applications

Written by Ionela Stetco

Double sided tapes are among the most used products for mounting applications, both for home and industrial use. Compared to glue, they are much easier to dispose of, much cleaner and faster. If you don’t have a double sided tape at home yet, you should read this article to discover the endless applications this versatile tape can provide.

Ever wondered how many things you can do with a good double sided tape? This product is one of the universal tool used in DIY activities and can provide a host of useful applications. Let’s see some examples:

Double sided tapes for mounting plates and plaques

One of the principal use of double sided tapes is in mounting applications, when it’s necessary to have a quick and reliable tool to stick plates, plaques and other small objects onto walls or other surfaces such as doors. Double sided tapes for this task are intended for semi-permanent application, as they tend to lose adhesive power over time, just like the most common glues on the market. The best products, however, guarantee long-term hold.



Double sided tapes for DIY jobs with wood, paper, plastic and rubber

As mounting tools, double sided tapes find wide application in DIY creative jobs to stick together different components made of various materials: wood, plastic, glass, rubber, paper, cardboard, metal… In all these cases, it is important to choose a double sided tape that can fit multiple surfaces, so to always have a good adhesion.

Double sided tapes for carpet bonding and other flooring applications

Double sided tapes are used both in the consumer and industrial sector for flooring applications, to fasten carpets and mats to the floor. For general applications at home you can choose a regular double sided tape, but if you want to improve the quality of the job or bring it to a professional level, you can use a dedicated floor tape. Floor tapes – also known as carpet tapes – are special double sided tapes designed for flooring applications.



Whatever you choose, make sure to use a double sided tape that fits different materials.


Double sided tapes to fix and mount small components of appliances, cars and motorcycles

Together with duct tapes, double sided tapes are often used to provide small repairs for home appliances, car or motorcycle broken parts or furniture fixing. Probably, this is one of the most useful sides of double sided tape, as it can save you in many situation when you don’t have other means of repair. Of course, double sided tapes are recommended for semi-permanent applications, so you have to find a permanent solution after the first emergency repair. We strongly suggest the use of a double-sided tape with a solvent acrylic adhesive system as being the most suitable for permanent application. Included in this range we have available,

  • W911 & W912 white polyethylene tapes in either 1mm or 1.6mm thickness
  • W9335 a black polyethylene foam tape in 0.8mm thickness
  • 2601 & 9605 clear polyester film tapes 0.16mm or 0.22mm thickness
  • 750 a white UPVC tape in 0.25mm thickness
  • 2809 a tissue based tape in 0.10mm thickness


All of the above products are available in a variety of roll widths and standard roll length.



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