Hotels, shops, public establishments and other buildings where people pass in and out often have problems with wet and slippery floors when it is raining and snowing. The problems is often solved if you apply heating into the entrance areas, hall and landings and/or the stairs right outside the doors and thus the snow will melt away.
There are also other advantages with heated stairs and entrance areas/hall-space landings:
The risk of accidents, owing to slippery conditions because of snow and ice, are eliminated.
You do not have to shovel snow, which are both time-wasting and very little interesting.
When you do not have to shovel away snow and ice the surface coating will not get damaged.