9. Flooring Should Be Slip-Resistant and Comfortable
There are a few products on the market now that can be applied to tile or stone flooring that don't wear off or damage the appearance of the surface but add tread to prevent slipping. When tiling, use smaller tiles that have less surface for slipping. Nonslippery cork flooring (shown) adds a little cushion and warmth underfoot. Modular carpet tiles, which can be taped down to prevent trips, are a good alternative to bath mats and small area rugs that have a tendency to move underfoot.