we have polished wooden floors in the entrance area and hallways. they are deadly in socks. The kids either take socks off and or wear slippers. yes i am spoilsport. Adults usually wear slippers. Growing up I had a friend who lived in a house with polished wooden stairs. They were so dangerous in socks. So it was slippers or barefeet there. I prefer carpets but its impractical here in the country as its very muddy. hence the hard floors at the entrance.