Why Use BILD® Print Media vs. Custom Graphic Floor Stickers vs. Printed Floor Decals?

There is a BIG difference between Better Life Technology’s BILD® Print Media vinyl floor graphics material and graphic imaged floor stickers and custom graphic printed floor decals. We’ll explain what each is, best uses and how these graphic flooring materials differ.

The one thing BILD, floor stickers and floor decals have in common is the variety of graphic flooring applications these products serve. Cool floor graphics are great for marketing and branding purposes to reinforce a company image and identity. Floor advertising and floor POP help sell more products. Floor signs can serve as directional flooring and wayfinding. Custom floor graphics might decorate any setting at an event, in an office, mall, warehouse, theater, restaurant, retail store, home room, and the list goes on. The uses for printed floor graphics and niche graphic flooring are as endless as the imagination and the designer’s creativity.

What is a floor sticker?

Sometimes floor stickers and floor decals are used interchangeably to describe floor graphics. Some floor stickers are actually made out of paper like other non-flooring, thin stickers you might wear or affix to something. Others are made of thin vinyl. Graphics are custom printed on top of the floor sticker material and may or may not be covered with a laminate for image protection. Floor stickers use a sticky or adhesive backing to stick to the desired surface. Once adhered, they are eventually removable but are not reusable.

What is a floor decal?

Similar to a floor sticker, a floor decal usually comes with an adhesive backing. Most floor decals are made out of a thin vinyl or CERAMIC™ substrate. Custom graphics are most often digitally printed on the flooring print media with a protective overlaminate. Please note the verbiage below from competitors’ websites to describe the mobility and strength of their floor graphic material.

“It is important to note that these custom floor graphics are semi-permanent and designed for one time use. They are not intended to be applied and then removed or repositioned once the adhesive sets in. Doing so will ruin the decal and make it unusable.”

“The floor decals are intended for one-time use only. Thus, when applying your decal be certain that you are putting it in the correct place. Removing the decal causes stretching and damage to the graphic.”

“All of our floor graphics are removable decals, not reusable, but some may be repositioned a few times based on the surface they are applied to, size of print, and the length they have adhered.”

“Our decals should not damage the surface where they are applied. The only potential difficulty is the removal of long standing decals. Decals that have been in place for an extended period (greater than one year) can prove more difficult to remove.”

“They are not weather resistant because they are not intended for outside use.”

“To prevent damage to your custom floor decals avoid driving over them with vehicles, forklifts, or other heavy equipment. Heavy equipment, vehicles, and abrasive objects like pallets can cause permanent damage to these floor graphics. Avoid contact with any abrasive materials or sharp objects.”

What is BILD® Print Media?

BILD is a solid, premium 100% polyvinyl print media product that is custom printable and available in a variety of colors, textures, sizes and thicknesses. BILD is a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind vinyl floor graphic material manufactured in the USA and engineered for grand-format printing with UV Digital, Solvent and Screen Printing inks.

Depending on the BILD product you choose – your image is printed second-surface, reverse underneath UV-inhibited vinyl and protected with the toughest wear layer available in this market – for unparalleled image durability and longevity. Certain BILD Print Media is suitable for short-term outdoor use as well. Because of BILD’s solid, thick construction, you can drive a car on your vinyl floor graphics and you won’t need to worry about scratching, cracking, peeling or curling.

With BILD, you can print any custom design of any size on our vinyl graphic flooring in vibrant color and sharp detail, allowing your floors to come alive and do all the talking. Sure, you can permanently install our custom printed flooring with adhesive, but BILD is also specifically-designed to be free-floating, movable flooring that is repositionable, reusable and recyclable.

The BILD Difference 

Most vinyl products show the image under a very thin, clear wear-layer, with layers of heavy fillers and foam beneath. On the surface this may look great, but the use of fragile materials compacted together actually decreases the longevity of the product.

BILD Print Media is a 100% solid polyvinyl product. Without heavy fillers and foams, our material is both lightweight and recyclable. Made with the thickest wear-layer in the world, BILD products are guaranteed to outlast and outperform any other polyvinyl product produced by any competitor.

Please browse our BILD Print Media section of this website for creative ideas, additional benefits of our resilient vinyl flooring, product descriptions and best uses, and where you can find our unique graphic imaged flooring.  

Locate a BILD® Distributor - USA

Media One USA

p: 833.HELLO.M1 (833.435.5661)
e: web@mediaoneusa.com

MIDWEST SIGNS

p: 800.328.6592

IEC (Interstate Electric Company)

p: 800.225.5432

Hasco Graphics

p: 216.662.7474

Laird Plastics

p:  816.452.7771

Spicers Paper

p: 800.774.2377

AJ Visual

p: 718.971.5276
e: sales@ajvisualsolutions.com

Calsak Plastics

p: 469.299.7000

Locate a BILD® Distributor - international

Soyang - Europe

p: +44(0)161.765.3400
e: sales@soyang.co.uk

Ricky Richards - Australia

p: 029.735.3333
e: sales@rickyrichards.com.au

Veritiv - Canada

p: 905.795.7488

Locate a BILD® Preferred Resellers

Graphic Image Flooring

p: 866.406.8877
e: info@graphicimageflooring.com

Locate a BILD® Certified Printer- USA

BP Graphics
Phoenix, AZ
800-587-1464
Website

P5 Graphics & Displays
Fullerton, CA
714-808-1645
Website

Core Digital Media
Playa Vista, CA
310-348-6800
Website

LA Anderson
Los Angeles, CA
323-460-4115
Website

Ad Art
San Francisco, CA
800-675-6353
Website

Primary Color
El Segundo, CA
310-841-0250
Website

Astek Inc
Van Nuys, CA
818-901-9876
Website

Enhance A Color
Danbury, CT
203-748-5111
Website

Merritt Graphics
East Hartford, CT
860-216-3193
Website

Trinity Graphic
Sarasota, FL
941-355-2636
Website

VSP Graphic
West Seneca, NY
716-674-7446
Website

Color Reflections - Hollywood
Hollywood, FL
954-791-4910
Website

 

Color Reflections - Orlando
Orlando, FL
407-425-4063
Website

National Print Wholesale
Atlanta, GA
404-343-0106
Website

GCI Graphics
Atlanta, GA
770-455-8804
Website

Laser Resources (LRI)
Grimes, IA
515-518-6101
Website

Custom Color
Lenexa, KS
913-760-3100
Website

Signmasters
Passaic, NJ
973-614-8300
Website

Modernistic Inc
Stillwater, MN
800-641-4610
Website

Graphic Systems
Minneapolis, MN
612-721-6100
Website

Visual Expressions Printing
Minneapolis, MN
612-729-8370
Website

ASAP
Bloomington, MN
952-564-2727
Website

Sandy Alexander
Clifton, NJ
973-470-8100
Website

Color Reflections - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
702-262-9300
Website

Candid Worldwide
Las Vegas, NV
702-896-5779
Website

Duggal
New York, NY
212-242-7000
Website

2XL Imaging
Springfield, NJ
908-688-0561
Website

Vari Direct
Long Island City, NY
212-913-9600
Website

Infinity Images
Portland, OR
503-232-4544
Website

Berry and Homer
Chester, PA
215-425-0888
Website

Color Reflections - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
215-627-4686
Website

Ingram Express Services
Nashville, TN
615-333-9042
Website

Kubin Nicholson - Dallas
Carrollton, TX
469-522-7868
Website

IDX Corporation
Fredricksburg, VA
540-370-9100
Website

CSI Printing
Falls Church, VA
703-205-0000
Website

Kubin Nicholson - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
414-586-4300
Website

Locate a BILD® Certified Printer- CANADA

Grafitti Calgary
Calgary, AB
403-247-5876
Website

SignCraft Digital
Calgary, AB
403-735-1903
Website

Cowan Graphics
Edmonton, AB
800-661-6996
Website

Multigraphics
Burnaby, BC
604-437-8444
Website

Imaged Advertising Creations
North York, ON
416-493-8888
Website

Beyond Digital Imaging
Markham, ON
905-415-1888
Website

Category 5 Imaging Ltd
Burlington, ON
905-333-3228
Website

PCL Graphics
Markham, ON
416-756-3600
Website

Phipps Dickson Integria Group Inc.
Kirkland, QC
514-695-1333
Website

Bolder Graphics, a Division of DCM 
Calgary, AB
403-272-7440
Website

Locate a G-Floor® Dealer - USA

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Locate a G-Floor® Dealer - CANADA