Tired of carpeting on Metro during your commute? Soon you will see much less of it.  WMATA is installing new slip-resistant flooring in some of its railcars.  Today they shared some pictures of installing this so-called “resilient flooring.”

All photos by Metro Forward on Flickr.

Metro plans on installing this flooring in all of its 5000 and 6000 series railcars over the next 2 years. This floor will also go in the new 7000 series railcars.

The new flooring is easier and cheaper to maintain than the old carpets, which had to be replaced every 5 years. The new flooring should last at least 25 years.

Steven Yates grew up in Indiana before moving to DC in 2002 to attend college at American University.  He currently lives in Southwest DC.