Why Do Wet Floors Slip, But Wet Clothes Stick?

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A freshly-mopped floor is slippery, but a wet shirt is super-clingy... so what's the deal? Why can water make some things slick and other things sticky?

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Sources:
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2503398
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0040517516639827
http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2005-02/1108155445.Ph.r.html
http://www.floortraction.com/blog/caution-slippery-when-wet
http://www.srmax.com/education/blog/what-makes-a-shoe-slip-resistant
http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae543.cfm
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/goretex.html

Why Do Wet Floors Slip, But Wet Clothes Stick?