Re: Tuck tape vs ???
I don't know exactly what your application is, but another option is gaff tape. (It's used by live audio production companies for taping cords to the floor.)
Gaff tape is a coated tight-weave fabric with a latex adhesive. It tends to lay flatter than duct tape, is more flexible, and has a dull finish. Unlike duct tape, the latex adhesive doesn't leave a residue and is usually safe for the finish on wood floors (if removed in a reasonable amount of time). It works pretty good for covering a fraying seam on low-pile carpet. I think it looks better than duct tape.
No tape is suitable for repairing padded vinyl chair cushions. It just won't last.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.