Mind slippery floor

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Hello teachers

Have you seen a sign that writes "Mind slippery floor."
I've seen "Caution, slippery when wet". But I wonder if I can use "Mind slippery floor"
Does it sound idiomatice?
Thank you
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    We could say Mind the slippery floor (meaning take care, the floor is slippery), but I don't think that mind would be used on a sign.
    "Mind Your Head" is a common sign in Hong Kong, warning people of low ceilings.

    And the underground train announcement always advises people to "Mind the gap" (the gap between the train floor and the station platform) when boarding or alighting at each stop.

    I do agree with "Mind the slippery floor" if you were going to use "Mind."
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