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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:21 pm 
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Even after sweeping and vacuuming my concrete shop floor stays slick, not real bad but
because I am sensitive to the footing, (prosthesis) I am wondering if any of you
have a solution and/or suggestion to improving the removal of the fine dust that
makes the floor slippery.
I thought about a dust mop, or maybe the new (to me) swiffer mops.

Any thoughts and suggestions are very welcome

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:44 pm 
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I've been having the same problem. My solution was to frequent a local carpet store and scrounge old scrap carpet from their installations. Not very pretty and quite low tech but it works. I don't mean carpet the entire shop, just use like area rugs around the bigger tools. Yes, more work to vacuum up and keep clean but it really improves footing around the big tools like table saw and lathe. Plus easier on the feet. Opt for the low pile carpet rather than shag or high pile types, obviously.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:59 pm 
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Hey Duan,

You might look into a drum of sweeping compound. You spread it on the floor before you do the final sweep and it sticks to the dust and makes it easier to sweep up. At the lab where I worked, the shop guys bought theirs at Granger.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Thanks Dennis and Tom.
Will do some thinking

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CLIPPER: several options come to mind. Along the lines of the SWIFFER you mentioned is this janitors dust mop/sweep. https://www.uline.com/BL_7000/Dust-Mops. The covers are washable and can be treated with an attractant if needed. You might find something like that at a local janitors/cleaning supplies outlet. This possibility is more spendy up front than the SWIFFER but probably less expensive long term. Another thought would be to have a professional epoxy non skid surface installed to give traction even with some dust. The old school method might be to lay sand or a grit into a coat of wet floor paint, and of course that means some future maintainence possibly messy.

Just some thoughts :)

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Some very good thoughts will ponder them except for the paint.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:56 pm 
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I remember that red sweeping compound in grade school. The janitor would cover up your "sick", if you know what I mean.
I don't recall seeing it used for anything else. Thought that was all it was used for.

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