While driving on the highway, you can see certain kinds of markings on the road. Each of these markings has a different meaning. You can also see them in varied shapes, sizes and colours. But most of us wonder what these markings are made of. The professionals for Road Markings in Basingstoke use proper material and tools to make these marks stay longer and prominent. 

Road markings are also known as pavement markings. They apply them using different varieties of material and paint depending on the surface and the mark where it is made. The materials they use have varied properties like reflectivity, longevity, performance, anti-skid feature etc. 

Material for Making the Road Markings 

  • Thermoplastic
  • MMA
  • Epoxy Resin
  • Thermoplastic

The different types of road markings are – 

  • Longitudinal
  • Transverse
  • Unique
  • Object

The Road Markings in Reading are implied by lines, patterns, words, devices, signs, and other objects placed adjacent to each other. This can refer to a warning, informational guide, a guide for the walkers, cyclists, warning for hazardous location etc. 

Road Marking Kinds

  1. Thermoplastic Road Marking

This is one of the most favoured materials used for making road markings. It is hard-wearing, reflective and is ideal for use on roads with high traffic. The professionals apply it on the road using road surface spray, only after heating it for 180 degrees Celsius. This is why most people call it hot melt marking paint or hot tape. 

Often for enhanced reflection or extra surface friction, they add fillers or glass beads to the paint for safety measures. Sometimes, they also use pre-formed thermoplastic tapes for the line marking. This is the best and durable option for Road Markings in Basingstoke.

  1. Road Marking Paint

Water-based paint used for road marking is low-profile and anti-slip, making it ideal for airfield runways and race tracks. For this, you cannot have any foreign objects or debris on the surface. A wide range of colour choices is available. Hence it also functions as a good choice for shipping ports, car parks, block paving of the surfaces, warehouse and transport yards etc. It is environmentally kind and also comes with excellent safety properties. 

  1. MMA Cold Plastic Road Marking Paint

Methyl Methacrylate or MMA is cold and solvent-free plastic. It contains both the benefits of paint and thermoplastic. The material is durable and holds the colour without fading. This makes It perfect road markings in Reading for high traffic areas, roundabouts, junctions, pedestrian crossing etc. If you apply it, it will dry faster.

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