This Floor Stops People From Running in Halls and Schools Need it So Bad


photo Floor stops people from running in hallwaysVia: Duncan Cook

Yes, this floor is flat!

Originally reported by Insider, Casa Ceramica, a Manchester UK tile company, installed this amazing design to discourage running in their hallways. Teachers everywhere cheered and begged principals to redo classrooms and hallways across the country.

The illusion only works one way – when entering the building – so schools might consider reversing it to keep students from running on their way out to recess or when the final bell of the day rings.

While Casa Ceramica has done a wonderful job in slowing erstwhile runners, they aren’t the first company to use floors with an optical illusion.

French retailer La FNAC features carpets with similar designs.

Photo of store La fnac in France with illusion floorsAre shoppers in France more liable to run around the store or something?

We’re not sure if these companies are throwing customers for a loop just for fun or for speed control, but we think designers could install both the carpets and the tile pattern in schools and reduce injuries and teacher stress by 1000%.

What do you think? Do you wish your school had floors like these? Or would they make you woozy? Let us know in the comments. 


author image_Adam HThis article was written by Adam Hatch – UC Berkeley graduate, son of a teacher, brother of a teacher, and a teacher himself.

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