If you're looking for an easy-to-install, minimally invasive way to set up a crowd control queue, consider the Mini Socket Mounted Conventional post from Crowd Control Experts. The impact to your flooring is indeed minimal, because you can use multiple anchor options to accommodate various floor depths and materials, whether tile, terrazzo, wood or cement. Only a 2-inch hole is required, not the standard 6-inch; that's why this is doable on thinner flooring. Note, however, that you will need a mini socket (sold separately) to install the base.
You will save on installation labor costs because you will be able to take care of each yourself in only about 10 minutes. Using a core drill and either epoxy or expansion bolt anchors, you can install the 3/4-inch diameter socket. Due to the internal spring-loaded assembly, the post is able to lean about 10 degrees in any direction, enabling it to absorb any inadvertent collision. Also, it is able to rotate 350 degrees, so rope alignment is easy, as well as your ability to change the queue configuration.
If you should need to remove the posts, simply unscrew. You are provided a socket cap, so simply pop that into place and you're left with a flat surface, thus facilitating maintenance, minimizing any tripping hazards, and making for a more visually appealing surface. The presence of a nylon disc means the end of the post and floor surface are both protected from damage due to post movement.
This Mini Socket Mounted stanchion has an attractive ball top, making it compatible with any décor. It also works with our 1.5-inch diameter heavyweight cotton-core ropes. When you order from Crowd Control Experts, you will receive 10 posts in one box and a 10-year warranty against any manufacturer defects.
When ordering non-stock finishes, please note that a minimum of 5 pieces is required, and you must allow a 2-week lead time. This will not apply to the following stock finishes: aluminum: black, yellow, polished, and satin; chrome: polished and satin; and stainless steel: satin.