GroundWorx™ Basics

GroundWorx™ Basics

Value-engineered Epoxy

Looking for a durable, attractive, easy-to-install, S20.20-compliant ESD floor at a fraction of the cost of other ESD flooring materials? GroundWorx (GX) Basics is the answer.

Key Benefits

Features

Durable

GroundWorx Basics creates a finished ESD floor that’s stronger and more durable than ESD paint. So strong that it resists damage from forklifts and heavy machinery—making it ideal for warehouses, shipping/receiving areas, and manufacturing spaces.

If the surface does get scratched, GX Basics is quick, easy and inexpensive to repair.

Attractive

GroundWorx Basics is available in a variety of colors with a matte finish. If you prefer a high-gloss shine, simply spread StaticWorx CoatZF Sealer over the epoxy base. While CoatZF Sealer is not necessary for ESD performance—it does not add any essential ESD properties—many of our customers do prefer the high gloss shine to the GX Basics matte finish.

As an added bonus, Coat ZF reduces the time and cost of floor maintenance.

Durable

GroundWorx Basics creates a finished ESD floor that’s stronger and more durable than ESD paint. So strong that it resists damage from forklifts and heavy machinery—making it ideal for warehouses, shipping/receiving areas, and manufacturing spaces.

If the surface does get scratched, GX Basics is quick, easy and inexpensive to repair.

Attractive

GroundWorx Basics is available in a variety of colors with a matte finish. If you prefer a high-gloss shine, simply spread StaticWorx CoatZF Sealer over the epoxy base. While CoatZF Sealer is not necessary for ESD performance—it does not add any essential ESD properties—many of our customers do prefer the high gloss shine to the GX Basics matte finish.

As an added bonus, Coat ZF reduces the time and cost of floor maintenance

Easy Installation

GroundWorx Basics spreads like paint and can be applied directly over most subfloors, including wood, VCT, coatings and concrete. GX Basics is the only two-part ESD epoxy coating that’s easily applied by novices – in fact, many of our clients apply their GX Basics floor themselves.

Meets ANSI/ESD Guidelines for EPA Protected Areas

GroundWorx Basics offers permanent conductivity and is fully compliant with all recommended guidelines for static-control flooring in an ESD-Protected Area per ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014.

Low COST. high value

With a material cost of < $1.00 per square foot, GroundWorx Basics is an ideal ESD flooring option for low-cost projects and budget-minded clients. It’s also perfect for temporary and leased spaces – or any space in need of an ESD floor where a capital investment doesn’t make sense.

Application and Maintenance

general preparation

Prior to coating, floor surfaces must be free of any release agents, curing compounds, salts or efflorescence. Before applying GroundWorx Basics, sweep and then wash the floor with an appropriate cleaning product to remove oil, grease, and soil. Follow by etching the surface with an etching solution. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Preparing Previously Coated Floors

If the floor has been previously coated, clean a small area, rough up with a screen disk using an 80-grit screen, and then apply sealer to test for adhesion, lifting, etc. Any areas of the existing coating that display poor adhesion should be stripped. Wash the stripped areas, acid etch, and rinse thoroughly. Allow the floor to dry.

Application

Catalyzed GroundWorx Basics should be used within six hours of mixing. Therefore, prepare only the quantity necessary for immediate use. Add pre-measured catalyst to epoxy base. Stir gently until the catalyst has been thoroughly mixed in. Allow catalyzed GX Basics to stand for 5 minutes. Apply catalyzed GX Basics with a short-nap roller in thin, uniform coats. The initial coat will cover approximately 400-500 ftper gallon. Allow the initial coat to dry for 5-7 hours then apply a second coat. Second coat coverage is approximately 500-600 ftper gallon.

Under normal curing conditions, the finished floor may be opened to light traffic after 12 hours. Complete curing with maximum durability and chemical resistance will take 5-7 days.

Maintenance

Using StaticWorx maintenance products, GX Basics epoxy is easy to clean and maintain. Simply apply StaticWorx Eco Scrub degreaser, followed by ScrubWorx cleaner, and CoatZF Sealer.

NOTES
Product not recommended for applications that experience reoccurring standing water.
New concrete floors should be allowed to cure a minimum of thirty days before applying any epoxy coating or finish, including StaticWorx GroundWorx Basics.
Application to floors colder than 60°F is not recommended.

Specifications

DESCRIPTIONVALUETEST METHODS
Solids35 ± 1%
Resistance2.5 x 10E4 – 3.5 x 10E7 ΩANSI/ESD STM 7.1
System Resistance (w/ ESD Footwear]< 3.5 x 10E7 (fully compliant)ANSI/ESD STM 97.1
Walking Body Voltage< 100 voltsANSI/ESD S97.2
Static Dissipation0.02 secondsASTM F-101C
pH6.0 ± 0.5
Weight per Gallon9.1 pounds
Hardness30Sward
ViscosityH-JGardner
SolventsWater-glycol
Flash Point> 212° F
Dry TimeTouch: 5-7 hours;
Traffic: 10-12 hours
Water Resistance8 hours – No Effect
Alcohol1 hour – No Effect
Gasoline8 hours – No Effect
Caustic 5%2 hours – No Effect
Soap Resistance8 hours – No EffectSCOF
Slip Resistance> 0.5
Coverage400 – 600 ft2 per gallon
OdorModerate – Glycol Ether, Acetone
GlossSatin/Matte Finish
Indentation/Impact Resistance< 5% average; 8% maxDIN EN 433
Abrasion Resistance550g wheel, 10k cycles,
1.6% gauge loss
ASTM D1044
Freeze/Thaw ResistanceDo Not Freeze
Film Thickness
(@ 450 ft2 per Gallon)
~ 3mm wet; 1.1mm dry
VOC Content≤ 350 grams per liter

DESCRIPTION VALUE TEST METHODS
Solids
35 ± 1%
Resistance
2.5 x 10E4 - 3.5 x 10E7 Ω
ANSI/ESD STM 7.1
System Resistance
(w/ ESD Footwear]
< 3.5 x 10E7 (fully compliant)
ANSI/ESD STM 97.1
Walking Body Voltage
< 100 volts
ANSI/ESD S97.2
Static Dissipation
0.02 seconds
ASTM F-101C
pH
6.0 ± 0.5
Weight per Gallon
9.1 pounds
Hardness
30
Sward
Viscosity
H-J
Gardner
Solvents
Water-glycol
Flash Point
> 212° F
Dry Time
Touch: 5-7 hours; Traffic: 10-12 hours
Water Resistance
8 hours - No Effect
Alcohol
1 hour - No Effect
Gasoline
8 hours - No Effect
Caustic 5%
2 hours - No Effect
Soap Resistance
8 hours - No Effect
SCOF
Slip Resistance
> 0.5
Coverage
400 - 600 ft2 per gallon
Odor
Moderate - Glycol Ether, Acetone
Gloss
Satin/Matte Finish
Indentation/Impact Resistance
< 5% average; 8% max
DIN EN 433
Abrasion Resistance
550g wheel, 10k cycles, 1.6% gauge loss
ASTM D1044
Freeze/Thaw Resistance
Do Not Freeze
Film Thickness
(@ 450 ft2 per Gallon)
~ 3mm wet; 1.1mm dry
VOC Content
≤ 350 grams per liter

Chemical Resistances

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(30-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Acetic Acid (Concentrate)No Effect
Acetic Acid (5% Solution)No Effect
AcetoneVery Slight Softening,
No Color Change
Ammonium Hydroxide (28%)No Effect
Amyl AcetateNo Effect
BenzeneNo Effect
Butyl AlcoholNo Effect
Carbon TetrachlorideNo Effect
ChloroformNo Effect
CresolSlight Surface Attack
Ethyl AcetateNo Effect
Ethyl AlcoholNo Effect
Ethyl EtherNo Effect
Formaldehyde (40%)No Effect
GasolineNo Effect
Hydrochloric Acid (5%)Slight Dulling

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(30-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Hydrogen Peroxide (30%)No Visible Change
IodineYellow Staining
Methyl AlcoholNo Effect
Methylene ChlorideNo Effect
Methyl Ethyl KetoneSlight Surface Dulling
Mineral OilNo Effect
Nitric Acid (5%)No Effect
Nitric Acid (Concentrate)Slight Surface Attack
PhenolSlight Surface Attack
Silver Nitrate (40%)Slight Brown Stain
Sodium Hydroxide (50%)No Effect
Sulfuric Acid (5%)No Effect
Sulfuric Acid (50%)No Effect
TrichloroethyleneNo Effect
Vegetable OilNo Effect
XyleneNo Effect

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(30-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Acetic Acid (Concentrate)
No Effect
Acetic Acid (5% Solution)
No Effect
Acetone
Very Slight Softening,
No Color Change
Ammonium Hydroxide (28%)
No Effect
Amyl Acetate
No Effect
Benzene
No Effect
Butyl Alcohol
No Effect
Carbon Tetrachloride
No Effect
Cresol
Slight Surface Attack
Chloroform
No Effect
Ethyl Acetate
No Effect
Ethyl Alcohol
No Effect
Ethyl Ether
No Effect
Formaldehyde (40%)
No Effect
Gasoline
No Effect
Hydrochloric Acid (5%)
Slight Dulling
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(30-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Hydrogen Peroxide (30%)
No Visible Change
Iodine
Yellow Staining
Methyl Alcohol
No Effect
Methylene Chloride
No Effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Slight Surface Dulling
Mineral Oil
No Effect
Nitric Acid (5%)
No Effect
Nitric Acid (Concentrate)
Slight Surface Attack
Phenol
Slight Surface Attack
Silver Nitrate (40%)
Slight Brown Stain
Sodium Hydroxide (50%)
No Effect
Sulfuric Acid (5%)
No Effect
Sulfuric Acid (50%)
No Effect
Trichloroethylene
No Effect
Vegetable Oil
No Effect
Xylene
No Effect

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(60-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
AntifreezeNo Effect
Benzyl AlcoholNo Effect
Dodecylbenezen
Sufornic Acid
No Effect
Formic AcidNo Effect
Isopropanol (IPA)Slight Softening, No Color Change
Mineral SpiritsNo Effect
Napthol SpiritsNo Effect

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(60-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Octyl AlcoholNo Effect
Oxalic AcidSlight Dulling
Phosphoric Acid (75%)Very Slight Softening
Sodium Hypochlorite
(Bleach, 15%)
Very Slight Softening,
Slight Dulling
Stearic AcidNo Effect
Tetrahydrofurfuryl AlcoholNo Effect
TolueneNo Effect

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(60-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Antifreeze
No Effect
Benzyl Alcohol
No Effect
Dodecylbenezen
Sufornic Acid
No Effect
Formic Acid
No Effect
Isopropanol (IPA)
Slight Softening, No Color Change
Mineral Spirits
No Effect
Napthol Spirits
No Effect
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
(60-MINUTE EXPOSURE TIME)
Octyl Alcohol
No Effect
Oxalic Acid
Slight Dulling
Phosphoric Acid (75%)
Very Slight Softening
Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach, 15%)
Very Slight Softening,
Slight Dulling
Stearic Acid
No Effect
Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol
No Effect
Toluene
No Effect

Available Colors

Platinum
Pewter
Beige
Teal
Emerald
Black
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StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.

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StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.

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