Is This Rug Safe?
As a floor safety expert witness, I have been asked my opinion of over 500 floor conditions. Recently I was shown this photograph, and asked “is this rug dangerous”?
This area rug was on the display floor of a retail store. There are specific guidelines published by American Testing and Materials International regarding the placement and maintenance of area rugs and floor mats in a commercial environment. As a member of the floor safety committee of ASTMI I am fully aware of all of these standards.