Math & Movement Sticker Installation Tips

How to Install Math & Movement Indoor Floor Stickers

So you have just purchased your first Math & Movement stickers and are super excited about sticking them to your hallway floors, desktops, classroom doors, stair risers or anywhere else you can fit them!

Follow these simple tips to make sticker installation easy and fun for all involved.

Floor Prep

Clean the floor prior to installation using the following steps:

Step 1: Sweep the area, and then mop with water and dawn dish soap.

Step 2: Let dry for 30-60 minutes.

Step 3: Then, apply denatured alcohol with a clean mop.

Installation Process

Only install vinyl stickers on clean, dry surfaces using the steps above.

Recommended: Squeegee 

4 Inch Vinyl Squeegee (included in stair riser orders and some sensory hallway orders). Makes installing Math & Movement stickers easy by smoothing vinyl and removing air bubbles.

Step 1: Unroll your vinyl stickers and allow them to lay flat for 24-48 hours prior to installing

Step 2: Align the sticker in desired location and position

Step 3: Peel the backing of the sticker 3″ to 6″ and firmly press the exposed sticker to the floor (Note: Make sure the sticker does not shift during this process)

Step 4: Pull the sticker over top of itself leaving the first 3″ to 6″ adhered to the floor

Step 5: Peel the backing completely off

Step 6: Using a squeegee, hold the sticker vertically from the ground and push the squeegee along the sticker while keeping tension on the sticker


Note: Any small bubbles can easily be worked out or pricked with a pin to release the air underneath. Our stickers are intended to be permanent and not re-positional. 

How to Install Math & Movement Outdoor Stickers

Surface Requirements

Asphalt, tarmac, pavements, concrete, and even walls. The material is semi-permanent and easily removable.

Surface Preparation

In order to achieve process-secure application, it is essential that the surface is totally dry and completely free of dust, dirt, and debris prior to sticker installation. It is recommended that the surface is brushed and vacuumed before the sticker is applied and if the
surface is wet, it should be dried via portable heating.

Application Tips

For rough surfaces, the use of a soft application roller is recommended to press the material into the texture. To avoid potential lifting of the sticker, it is recommended that corners are rounded rather than cut to a sharp 90° angle.

Please only install vinyl stickers on clean, dry surfaces

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that there are a lot of factors that go into the longevity of your stickers. At this time, it is hard for us to offer a guarantee because of the numerous factors that go into play with installing and maintaining the stickers, i.e, surface prep, and cleaning variables.

We use top-tier sticker material (3M) and laminate to protect the stickers. However, we also recommend applying water-based wax layers over the stickers after they have been applied. The wax will help protect the stickers from foot traffic, and cleaners (however, please note that we recommend mopping the stickers by hand with soap and water). We do not recommend using a floor scrubber or other automated floor cleaning machine as this may damage the stickers.

Also, before applying the wax please test it with the sample pieces we have included in your order. It is important to make sure the wax does not affect the stickers. Multiple wax layers will protect the stickers, however, we still do not recommend using harsh chemicals, or striping the floors where the stickers are installed.

Waxing over the stickers with a water-based wax can help encapsulate the sticker and protect it from foot traffic.

We recommend using water-based wax over your stickers after you have installed them. However, please test the wax with a few sample pieces before applying it to the floor stickers. 

We recommend following the cleaning and install tips provided. If the area is not properly cleaned the sticker can not properly adhere to the floor. If the floor is wet then the sticker also has a hard time adhering to the floor.  

We recommend hand cleaning the stickers for best results. School cleaning riders may damage the stickers color. However, it should not affect the adhesiveness. 

Summer or winter breaks are great times to install Sensory Hallways! However, many schools also install stickers during or after the school day or on weekends. Installing the stickers is relatively quick! However, the cleaning prep needed to make the stickers adhere to the surfaces can take a little longer depending on the surface area that needs to be cleaned. See our guide above on How to Install Stickers to learn more!

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