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No-trip shiny floors

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carboncareful Mon 12-Mar-12 16:24:09

Just been to a hospital with DH and managed to nearly trip over three times whilst walking corridors due to the buffing stuff they put on floors to stop them being slippy. The volunteer who was showing us where to go said this was common.
What is the point of making the floors fiercely non-slippy if it causes people to trip up? What happens is that my toe sort of sticks to the floor so my foot comes to a full stop and its really just like tripping over something. (OK I know I should lift my feet up but lots of elderly people don't - shuffling is an absolute no-no)