Non slip mats have multiple applications in a home. They work well in a mudroom where every household member enters after a rain storm. These floors are often covered with ceramic tile or vinyl linoleum to reduce wear and tear. These floors are slippery when wet and adding a mat that prevents slipping is only wise thinking. Even if the floor is wood and especially if the flooring is carpeting a mat will protect the floor and prevent slips and falls.
Anywhere that acts as an entryway into your home or office should have one of these rubber or rugged carpeted surface rugs in the walkway. As you come in from the outside, your feet are dragging substances from the outdoors inside. Not only will the rug prevent falls, it may also remove some of the debris adhering to the bottom of your shoes.