Optical Illusion Floor Tiles 'To Prevent People From Running Down Hallway'

October 11, 2017


This is the optical illusion ceramic tile floor installed by UK-based tile flooring manufacturer Casa Ceramica in the hallway to their showroom. They claim they had a problem with people running down the hallway and wanted to do something to prevent it, although who the hell would run down the hallway to a ceramic tile showroom is beyond me. Tile is not that exciting to anyone. Just admit you did it to show off your unique tiling. And that's okay, but there's no need to make up stories. The floor is made up of 400 individual tiles and the optical illusion only works from the perspective seen above (although from the opposite end it almost appears to bubble up a bit). Obviously, if this floor really does slow people down they should install this in the lobby of my office building to prevent accidents when everybody is trying to rush out of work. It's like a demolition derby down there. And not just because I've started parking my car in the lobby next to the elevators to make a quicker getaway, but other people have started doing the same (the key is to back into your opponents so you don't f*** up your engine).

Keep going for a shot from the other side, as well as a video of a man navigating the floor, and two more of it being installed.


Thanks to Dante, who agrees the best optical illusions are those Magic Eye books.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Reminds me of Terminator

  • Talon184

    First off all, the guy in the first video was having way too much fun and should be ashamed of himself.

    Second of all, I want to thank the person who told the painter to tuck his shirt in for the last video...because the second one was dangerously close to a hairy plumber's crack that I suspect would give me nightmares for months.

  • Jeedai Infidel

    Can we talk about the "Death Star" looking walls next?

  • archer923

    It would work for 2 minutes than everyone would run like normal.

  • asdfadfs

    this makes me more likely to run down the hallway not less. I'd either zigzag down the higher ridge being far more of a problem than if I had gone in a straight predictable line, or I'd stumble when I tried to run down the bowl for a speedboost and it turns out to be flat.

  • Mark

    I would just run down the hallway in a serpentine pattern. Trying to stay on the high "ridge" section.

    Of course, then I would look drunk...but at least I wouldn't fall down into the pit!


  • WhiteEagle2

    Took me a while to realize that there was a section on the floor left plain white.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Wait what? Those are individual tiles, not drawn/painted? HOLY MOLLY!

  • Yea, this went from weird and confusing to a full on "WHAT THE FUCK?" level of commitment.

  • Jenness

    It looks warped no matter how you look at it, good job! This really would stop all those caffeinated interior designers from rushing around all willy nilly and get them to chill out.

  • TheQiwiMan

    To be fair, you could get the same effect by just giving them weed.

    Just sayin.

  • Jenness

    I wouldn't know....you stoner. *said in her most judgmental and uptight voice before putting a bottle of wine to her lips*

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