Floors come in a myriad of different choices, but tile is always popular. Unlike hardwood flooring, tile floors are durable, easy to install, are waterproof, and there is an almost endless choice of patterns and designs. Most importantly, they do not need anywhere near as much maintenance as carpet does. However, like all floors, they do need regular cleaning in order to keep them looking their best.
If you operate any sort of business, the law requires that you do certain things. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and, where necessary, take action to address them. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People should be able to move around safely.
Slips and falls are the major cause of serious accidents in the workplace, and they can result in claims for damages that run into the hundreds of thousands. Sometimes they only cause some minor bruising, but they can cause spinal injuries, broken legs and arms, and can on occasion be fatal.