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Apr 28th, 2020 at 5:02pm
 
I sweep and dust mop my shop floor every day some times a couple times a day. But it’s still slippery. Do any of you have suggestions on what to do about it? What have you done to correct the problem?
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Re: Slippery floor
Reply #1 - Apr 28th, 2020 at 5:34pm
 
Have you ever looked into sweeping compound
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Reply #2 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 8:11am
 
What is the coating on your floor? From that we can suggest alternate solutions.

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Reply #3 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 8:47am
 
Tjhey make a paint with grit in it just for that reason.

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Reply #4 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 10:14am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Apr 29th, 2020 at 8:47am:
Tjhey make a paint with grit in it just for that reason.

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Or you can just add some sand to regular floor paint.

Or, you can do what most of us here do and rather than sweeping and dust mopping every day, just shovel the shavings from the from floor once-a-month or so.  Smiley
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Reply #5 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 2:42pm
 
I think Robert hit on something...you're problem is in your first line:

I sweep and dust mop my shop floor every day some times a couple times a day.

REALLY???? Shocked Shocked Shocked

I can't imagine cleaning my house that much, not my store!!

MY shop gets a vacuuming when I can see the ridges of dirt and shavings on the floor.
..and at my age with the prospect of cataracts in my future, I'll be vacuuming it even less!!! Smiley

Yeah, painting it and then broadcasting a fine sand onto the wet paint would work as well.
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Reply #6 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 4:12pm
 
sherman williams paint store sell a paint addition to stop this. i used this in an epoxy paint and it works. i did not use a clear coat on top as this would defeat the purpose.
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Reply #7 - Apr 29th, 2020 at 6:47pm
 
I have a concrete floor. I sweep it regularly because I thought the saw dust and shaving would be slippery and a trip hazard. I even vacuumed but it doesn’t help. I was kinda hoping someone knew of a easier fix other than painting and sprinkling sand.
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Reply #8 - Apr 30th, 2020 at 5:52am
 
How about metal spiked golf shoes! Smiley Smiley Smiley A traction paint is as easy as it gets.
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Re: Slippery floor
Reply #9 - Apr 30th, 2020 at 6:56am
 
stu senator wrote on Apr 29th, 2020 at 4:12pm:
sherman williams paint store sell a paint addition to stop this. i used this in an epoxy paint and it works. i did not use a clear coat on top as this would defeat the purpose.
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I added the sand into the clear coat. Worked ok.
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Reply #10 - May 9th, 2020 at 10:06am
 
There are a number of ways to keep concrete floors from being so slippery, but they are still hard - your knees will start complaining after several hours of standing on concrete. 

I use interlocking rubber mats on the concrete floor in my shop to address both slipperiness and hardness.  I originally bought mats at Lowes, but later found that Harbor Freight has them at a lower price.
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Reply #11 - May 9th, 2020 at 11:21am
 
Crepe or rubber soled shop shoes.

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Reply #12 - May 10th, 2020 at 6:16am
 
Just read this, I need to make a warning on using certain epoxy paints in confined areas.  I used to work for a place that sold and had application crews that applied these floor coatings.  It's been a while since I worked there but one thing I cannot stress more is read the instructions (if you DIY) regarding ventilation and using respirators.  We almost lost a crew due to not using respirators in a confined space and were overcome by the fumes.
This stuff worked great once applied and the fumes had dissipated but the fumes can be very strong and dangerous if not handled correctly.
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Reply #13 - May 10th, 2020 at 4:58pm
 
Thanks for the warning Paul.
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