I have hardwood and rock floors, but SHOES are to be left at the DOOR!
My house is pretty clean, and I LIKE IT that way.
DH is getting bad about being in a hurry and getting MUD (YES! It's been raining!) all over the floors. Today I was walking around CLEANING and I stepped (barefoot!!) in a giant pile of dried up mud and about flipped my lid.
I haven't said anything... Waiting for it to get tracked all over so he has to mop the ENTIRE house!
We have a big rock area by the side door we use and we have our shoes lined up neatly there. When guests come over they see them and most are nice and ask if they need to take off their shoes, HUGS!! Others like my parents and MIL groan and whine, lift up their feet and profess that they are clean! Just TAKE THEM OFFFFFFF!!!!!!!! Why should I have to mop every time after you come over!! Honestly I mop BEFORE they come over, shrug, I have this thing about my house being spotlessly clean for guests. They know how I feel and it drives me CRAZY. I do it at their houses even though they don't do it, ewwwww their floors are FILTHY. I politely state that I don't want to track anything in just to be an example. HINT HINT!!!
So I'm getting ready to make a sign. Got a slogan?
"Save me an EXTRA CHORE, Leave your SHOES by the DOOR!"
How about... "Don't be a stupid %hore, take your muddy boots off by the door!"