Installation Instructions

Wall Installation

Location:  

ADA codes say the preferred location for a room number is on the latch side of the door, if there is no space it should be on the nearest adjacent wall. 

In the case of double doors, if both are used, the sign should be installed on the wall to the right of the right door. If only one is used, the sign should be installed on the other locked door. Signs with tactile characters are permitted on the push side of doors with closers and without hold-open devices. (See Door Installation Instructions)

Placement:

The ADA requires the baseline (bottom) of the lowest raised character be a minimum of 48” above the finished floor, and the baseline (bottom) of the highest raised character to be a maximum of 60” above the finished floor. Also, the sign should be centered on a minimum
18” by 18” unobstructed floor space.

Surface Preparation:

Make sure your finished wall is smooth and clean and especially free of dust, as it will interfere with the adhesive.

Mark Your Location:

Use a level and a pencil to make a light mark where you want to place your sign, keeping the placement rules in mind. Make sure the sign is level. A quick tip is to install the signs with the center of the sign 54” above the finished floor to keep within ADA requirements and have them all visually centered.

The Sticky Part:

Signs are installed using two strips of double-sided foam tape on the top and bottom of the sign. A bead of industrial grade silicone adhesive (not silicone sealant) should be spread between the tape as shown to assure permanency. The tape serves to hold the sign in place while the silicone adhesive dries, creating a permanent bond. Peel the backer off the tape, line the sign up with your marks and press firmly against the wall. 

Door Installation

Location:

You can install signs directly on the door only if the following applies:

• The sign is hung on the push side.
• The door has an automatic closer.
• The door does not have any type of hold-open device.

Placement:

The ADA requires the baseline (bottom) of the lowest raised character be a minimum of 48” above the finished floor, and the baseline (bottom) of the highest raised character to be a maximum of 60” above the finished floor.

Installation:

See the surface preparation, marking your location and installation instructions on the previous page to complete the installation with double-sided foam tape and silicone adhesive.

Ceiling and Flag Mount Installation

Placement:

The ADA requires signs that project from the wall (flag mounted) or ceiling have a minimum clearance of 80” from the finished floor. Signs should not interfere with doors, emergency equipment or sprinklers.

Installation:

Flag and ceiling mounted signs require screws and possibly anchors for installation. Place the sign in the desired area, using a level to make sure it is straight and mark the holes on the wall with a pencil. Drill pilot holes in the wall or ceiling, install anchors (if necessary) and use the included hardware to screw the signs into the anchors.

Installation instructions are availble as a PDF download by clicking HERE. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open the files. It is available for free from Adobe.

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