Many people suffer serious injury each year while visiting someone’s home or place of business. But, there are many misconceptions that surround slip and fall accidents, according to Montgomery Insurance Company of Charlotte, N.C.
Common Slip & Fall Myths
Shiny floors are less slip resistant than that of less shiny floors. In fact, a floor’s shine rarely has anything to do with how safe or slip resistant a floor is.
Burnishing or buffing a floor decreases slip resistance. According to the insurance company, "Floor surfaces tend to increase in [slip] resistance if the floor is [properly] buffed."
The greater the slip resistance, the safer the floor is. If the slip resistance is too high, "maintenance costs [can] go up" because soil is attracted to the floor. Additionally, a floor with very high slip resistance may be "tacky," which can lead to a slip and fall accident.
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