Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Sensory Path
Sensory paths are indoor or outdoor pathways that are composed of visual and tactile elements like sand, shapes, and colored decals. As students move along the sensory path, they are required to perform a series of movements to activate their brains and different parts of the body. Educators believe paths made using tactile materials stimulate students’ feet or hands, thereby positively impacting their concentration and motor skills.
However, despite educators and researchers validating the effectiveness of sensory paths, this relatively new trend is yet to gain popularity across the country. It is easy to be clueless or make mistakes when choosing a sensory path. To ensure you do not make commonly made errors and choose the best service for your requirement, Chantal’s Paths has got you covered! Read on to learn about the most common mistakes people make when choosing a sensory path.
1. Not reading the application instructions and damaging or destroying the product
When applying the decals, it is important to read the detailed instructions provided and follow them to the best of your abilities. It helps if the company that has provided the product helps install by giving a quick breakdown of what steps to take to ensure you get the most longevity from your path.
2. Not having a clean floor or wall
The decals adhere best to clean, dry, flat surfaces. Walls with dust or foreign particles will not let the decals stick correctly. If the cleaning details have been provided, it is best to stick to the instructions. Also, find out if the product manufacturing company provides regular cleaning maintenance to help keep the path in the best shape over the years.
3. Not measuring the space they have available for the path
By not measuring the space you have available for the path, you run the risk of ordering an inaccurately sized sensory path. As a corrective measure, lay out each design of the path before starting to make sure it fits and that you are happy with the layout before starting to apply.
4. Not letting it sit without use for the first 12-24 hours
Using the sensory path immediately after installing may get displaced and cause irreversible damage to the product, rendering it useless. It’s best to let it stand for 24 hours so that the adhesive has time to adhere best. Once the tiny bubbles disappear, it will be ready for use.
5. Going with a less expensive company
Simply put, you get what you pay for. A less expensive company is most likely to deliver a substandard quality product. Good quality comes at a price and as long as it is not exorbitant, choose a reasonably expensive company to have a happy experience and ensure the paths last for many years.
To avoid these and other mistakes people make when choosing a sensory path, reach out to Chantal’s Paths for Sensory Pathways, Sensory Stickers, Sensory Decals and more.
My name is Chantal Marra. I have three amazing kids with special needs and unique challenges. I have been in business for 11 years doing custom vinyl wall art, vehicle decals, signs and more.
What began as me just being a mom to our kids and wanting to help them, I saw the benefit of all kids needing a movement break, which led me to begin working with our youngest son’s school to help create a movement station.
It has led to installation in more than 50 schools across Canada and the U.S.A to as far away as London, Germany, UK, Australia and more. I have many customers who reach out for special designs or unique spaces so feel free to reach out if you’re looking for something customized.