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    Oriental Anti-fatigue Mats

    I bought some inexpensive polypropylene Oriental rugs for the shop. Turns out they are cheaper than conventional anti-fatigue mats. A 2'x8' rug is $99, a high qualtiy rubberized felt pad adds $29. Home Depot has 2'x8' black rubber anti-fatigue mats for $159. Home Depot also has the rugs as do many other placess. I got one rug from HD and the rest from a rug outlet in Atlanta.
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    The shop has all hard surface and sounds like a medieval church. I need both cushioning for feet and for sound absorption so I have covered all my aisles, not just the places where I frequently stand like the workbench and table saw..

    I have had one rug for testing the idea for a few months. It is easy to vacuum because the pile is dense and short. I like the way it looks too. Black rubber mats would just kill the whole vibe, don't you think?

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    All you are missing is a crystal chandelier.

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    Looks great!

    BTW is that rocking chair a product or a tool?

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    what an awesome shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Garson View Post
    All you are missing is a crystal chandelier.
    Janicewhokeepsmehumble says I need stained glass windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence Duckworth View Post
    what an awesome shop!
    Thanks. Iím having fun with it.

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    Those look great in your gorgeous shop!
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bender View Post
    Looks great!

    BTW is that rocking chair a product or a tool?
    I wish I could make a rocking chair like that one. It was made by Amish craftsmen. It is very comfortable. It is where Janicewhokeepsmehumble waits when she comes to supply an extra pair of hands when needed. There is a supply of Economist magazines beside it.

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    Ok, this is a really interesting idea that I may need to test out here once the new shop is up. I'm also concerned about noise abatement and having some on the floor as well as the other accommodations I'm considering would be "the complete package".
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick Skelly View Post
    Those look great in your gorgeous shop!
    I am very fortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Ok, this is a really interesting idea that I may need to test out here once the new shop is up. I'm also concerned about noise abatement and having some on the floor as well as the other accommodations I'm considering would be "the complete package".
    I would credit Home Depot. They have the mats and rugs displayed in the same area. Recording studios frequently have Oriental rugs to control acoustics. The original Oriental rugs were to control sand in Arabs’ and other nomadic tribes’ tents.

    Let know about the complete package when you figure it out. I could use more dampening.
    Last edited by Thomas Wilson; 06-20-2022 at 7:58 PM.

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    Classy shops needs classy rugs. I like it.

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    Of course you did!

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    I also like the rugs.
    Reminds me of a Grateful Dead show good times
    Aj

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    Makes the shop look like home. Wait, is that a good thing?

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