Abstract: A floor brush comprising an elongated handle and a brush assembly connected to one end of the handle, the brush assembly consisting of a unitary brush block in which the brush fibers are set. The brush block is formed with an outwardly extending socket projection that has a relatively long tapered passage the inner end of which communicates with a shorter threaded passage of uniform diameter. An end of the handle is received in the socket projection and has a tapered portion conforming to the tapered socket passage and a threaded portion that mates with the threaded socket passage. When the threaded portions of the handle and socket projection are engaged, they operate to draw the conforming tapered portions thereof into close engagement with one another whereby the stresses in this area of the floor brush are uniformly distributed over a relatively large area.
Abstract: A floor squeegee is used to force water along a flat, planar floor surface for pooling the water for subsequent removal. The squeegee comprises a handle, a connector attached to the handle and a blade held by the connector. The blade of the squeegee has a first spine portion of relatively inflexible material and a second flexible blade portion connected to the first spine portion. The flexible blade portion contacts the surface from which water is to be removed. Both the connector and the two component blade are relatively unaffected by either weak or strong acid or alkali solutions.