Pondering the Floors in Shopping Centres

26 Feb

Why do people who design and decorate shopping centres select flooring with patterns?

And why do small children have a need to walk along, skip over and jump from patterned floor tile to patterned floor tile?

Why can this phenomena be found in every shopping centre and mall?

Is it to appease the children?

Or it is to disjoint the arms of mothers holding the hands of their jumping bean children?

Do all children do this?

Do you remember doing the same thing as a child?

Okay, perhaps a suggest for you Mr or Mrs Floor Designer…

How about a nice straight unobstructed line?

Just a suggestion.


Posted by on February 26, 2011 in Bits and Pieces


3 responses to “Pondering the Floors in Shopping Centres

  1. Monique

    February 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I remember doing that as a kid, but since moving to America I haven’t seen floors having those annoying designs. Although my son loves to jump the cracks (lines) in the sidewalks, which happen every 3 steps.

  2. Jen in NSW

    March 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Try having a 9 yo and a 6 yo doing the jumping track, the 2 yo almost running away and the 12 yo trying to get you to let him go to the nearest technology store! It is chaos, lovely boy type chaos, but still very draining on a bad day.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW

  3. Tracey

    March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    It sure is a patience building exercise. Hmmm…I never considered that flooring a gift from our Father. A new perspective perhaps. Hmmm…


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