Wed, 11 Oct, 2017
This is actually an optical illusion
A tile company has created an optical illusion in their hallway to discourage visitors from running.
British firm Casa Ceramica used a clever combination of black and white tiles to make the floor along its hallway floor look as though it is dangerously uneven, giving the impression that you could fall if you put one foot wrong.
A photo of the hallway quickly went viral with many people commenting that it looks too dangerous to walk down.
However, the floor along the hall is in fact a completely flat surface.
Duncan Cook, the director of Casa Ceramica, shared a picture of the other side of the hallway on Twitter to reveal how they had created the illusion.
The tiles were laid in a curved pattern which can be seen from a different angle.
— Duncan Cook (@DuncanCook10) September 22, 2017
Duncan said the illusion looked much more realistic on camera than it is in person, tweeting: “It doesn't look as bad to the human eye, only really come to life through the camera.”
They are actual tiles pic.twitter.com/7HvTqz9jHP
— Casa Ceramica (@casaceramica) September 22, 2017
To prove his point further, he also shared a video of himself walking across the floor without stumbling, proving that is entirely even.
— Casa Ceramica (@casaceramica) October 10, 2017
Despite the company's explanation, many internet users admitted they would still be too scared to walk across the floor.