I live in a house with polished concrete radiant-heated floors. They're not polished to a shine, but they do feel very smooth. I' d like to apply a decorative pattern to the floors with some sort of paint or tape.
The first step would be to lay down something temporary, like masking tape, that can be easily moved or removed after a few days or weeks without leaving a permanent mark. I understand that many tapes can leave a residue, so I'm looking for a recommendation for a product that can be removed cleanly.
The second step will be to replace the tape with a more durable tape or paint that will last a few years, and stand up to light foot traffic. (This will be inside a private home, and most foot traffic will be barefoot or in socks.) After several years, I will want to be able to remove it and restore the floors to their original condition. It's ok if this takes several hours of focused cleaning, but it shouldn't require re-polishing the floor, and I definitely don't want to risk any dye soaking into the concrete, if that's even possible.
Are there products that will reliably meet these criteria?
EDIT: according to a video on cleaning concrete floors, "concrete is a reactive surface - you don't want to put any acidic or highly alkaline [cleaning] products on the floor." I'm not sure if that helps narrow down the options - maybe an acid-free "archival grade" tape?