Updated July 23, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Wet Floor Signs

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Wet floor signs provide warning about slippery surfaces and are helpful for reducing liability as a business owner. The most common models are made of rigid plastic and fold for easy storage and come in triangular, cone and collapsible cloth designs, though those made of fabric aren't as durable as others. Most signs are printed in both English and Spanish with a few also including French. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Simpli-Magic 79192

2. Rubbermaid FG611

3. Alpine Industries 5512

Editor's Notes

July 14, 2020:

These signs come in rigid, foldable plastic models and soft, collapsible options. The shorter signs can often be overlooked, while the taller and sometimes more durable options may not store as compact as the folding models or the collapsible alternatives like the Novus AZ14PC.

Generally, the best options are the most visible ones. Sizes range from one to three feet tall and a variety of different lettering choices make some easier to read or stand out more than others. Most of the models featured on this list use a color that increases visibility, though some, like the Rubbermaid 2011, come in gray and black options which are not as noticeable. The Alpine Industries 499 is a good-looking wood and metal option, but it has somewhat subdued and less-noticeable colors. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has designated yellow as the color to mark physical hazards and indicate caution. More safety gear is featured on our list of best safety vests and best safety earmuffs.

Signs should be visible from all directions and the physical considerations of where the sign will be placed need to be taken into account. The lighter, fabric made signs are not well-suited for extended outdoor use like the Novus AZ14PC. Partial walls, stairwells and door openings are places where if a sign is placed, someone could trip over it. Some signs use images and icons to make them easier to understand and all of these are bilingual in English and Spanish, though some also include French like the Rubbermaid 2011.

Special Honors

Over the Spill Pads Tablet Rubbermaid's Over The Spill Pads both alert passersby to hazards and help clean up any spills. They can be laid flat on the floor or mounted to a warning sign. They are made of melt-blown polypropylene, can absorb up about 12 ounces of liquid and are 16 inches long and about 12-and-a-half inches wide. rubbermaid.com

4. Amazon Commercial B072

5. Novus AZ14PC

6. Rubbermaid FG9S

7. Dryser WFC274

8. Bolthead Industrial 96991

9. Alpine Industries 499

10. Tiger Chef 55121


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on July 23, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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