Self-Cleaning Floors
This floor sucks... dust and dirt through small pores to minimize cleaning.


George Jetson and Jane, his wife, would love this!!!
Taking a page from the raised perforated floor tiles used in Data Server rooms, this floor is micro perforated to allow a small negative pressure to be pulled so that all dust and dirt are automatically collected.
This seems especially appropriate with wood or tile floors as dust and grit tends to collect and dull the finish as the particles are ground into the surface by foot traffic. Furthermore, wood grain appearance can effectively hide the small holes.
The system may be designed to even pull water from a simple wet swisher-like plastic mop through it. Pass the mop over the floor and the dirty water is collected automatically, without needing to wring the mop.
A second version does away with the holes and provides non-continuous slots along the edges. Hair, lint, and large particles of dirt would be collected in these slots.
No need to invest in a Rosey the maid or a Roomba.

Warning: Boring technical stuff follows....
The typical dust particle in living environments is between .01 and 100 microns (0.004 inches) in diameter.  From 5 feet away it is nearly impossible to see a hole that is 5 times this size, so we have chosen to make the holes 0.020 inches (500 microns) in diameter. Therefore, this system, by using a matrix of 500 micron holes, will collect over 99% of the dust particles that come in contact with the floor (See illustration A). Note that a typical vacuum cleaner has a hard time doing this due to the losses from the side of the collection head.
Continuing, if we space holes at every 1 inch, there will be 144 holes per square foot. This number of holes equates to an equivalent hole area of 0.045 square inches per square foot. A 12 X 12 foot room has 6.5 square inches of hole area. In comparison, this area is less than the hose diameter for a typical shop vacuum.
Of course, we do need to pull a vacuum at the level of a shop vac all the time so the closet would hope only a small motor and fan.
One, continuous baseboard would be all you would need to connect the entire system to the motor.
A simple variable speed motor hidden from view in a closet, garage, or basement would allow different vacuum levels depending upon the dust in the room.
Of course, the vacuum system motor would be sized to fit the floor area involved.

Which problem does your idea solve?

Keeping wood and tile floors free of dust and dirt is a time consuming choir.... if you do not have Rosey for a maid.

How does your idea solve the problem?

The filler/polymer composite floor boards would be perforated with small holes (too small to see unless right down on the surface). A central vacuum system would pull all dust/ water through the holes

What is the benefit of your idea for the target group?

No more dusting! No more vacuuming! More time to play with his son, Elroy, and his dog, Astro.

Which materials are you using and why?

Plastic or aluminum subframe with filler/polymer composite tiles. The tiles would be Micro drilled with air holes using a laser. No flying car technology needed to pull this off.

Which aesthetic does your idea follow?

Whatever look Judy or Mr. Spacely Sprocket wants. Parquet or marble/ceramic tile would be easiest to implement with the envisioned square grid pattern.