If you have devices on a conference room table or running across a walkway, you might want to put a cable cover down to reduce the trip hazard. Here are some of those options:
Gaffer’s tape is commonly used to secure cables. The cloth backing allows more flexibility and the adhesive allows easier removal.
Improving on gaff tape, tunnel tape does not have any adhesive in the center to reduce the residue on the cables.
If you’re going to be laying lots of cables and tape is your weapon of choice, you might check out the GaffGun. It’s a simple tool to lay down cables and tape quickly and straight. It can be a pricey investment but if this a regular thing for you, it might pay dividends with time saved.
Who hasn’t had the pleasure of dealing with these pain-in-the-rear, heavy rubber cable covers? The tapered rubber is supposed to reduce the trip hazard and the weight should hold it in place (sometimes with the assistance of some tape) while you can insert the cables through a slit on the bottom. Unfortunately, if you’re still waiting for the spool to uncurl, you may have created even more of a trip hazard. Also known as cable concealers or tunnel cable organizers.
Some of these raceways tend to be a little more permanent but do the job well while appearing as a professional solution.
This Overfloor Raceway is ADA compliant and would work well to cross from a wall to a conference room where video, network, and power cables are needed.
There are plenty of options with raceways including material choices of metal, rubber, and plastic and known as cable ramps, cable guards, cord covers, and more. Some cable covers you would like to be tamper-resistant to keep people out, other times, you might want individuals to be able to add additional cables or remove their devices easily. One such example is the Guard Dog Low Profile Cable Protector which can fit together like a puzzle piece to provide additional length.
If your flooring surface is carpet, your tape may not hold as well as on a hard flooring surface or you may not want to get the adhesive gunk into the carpet.
The SafCord Flexible Cable Cover uses a nylon material but works similar to the rubber cable tunnels to keep things organized and out of the way but it uses filament hooks to secure to the carpet instead of adhesive.
The Cable Cover for Carpet is a similar option to the SafCord with hooks instead of adhesive.
Those are some of the options I have seen recommended. Hopefully they help keep your cables organized and people safe.