ShadowFX Static-dissipative carpet installation in progress for Heidelberg Engineering

"The static dissipative flooring [carpet tile] in our lab here in Franklin has been extremely reliable and very durable. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for”. This floor has proven to be a very good investment on our part!"

Tom Tomasso, Director Technical Services,

Heidelberg Engineering

ShadowFX static-dissipative carpet installation in progress for Denver 9-1-1

"Just a quick note to let you know that the carpet tile installation started on Tuesday and everything is going silky smooth.  Carpet looks great.  Install is fast and easy.  The system is working as it should – NICE!!"

Chris Ervin, Director of Architectural Interiors,

BWI/Faciliteq

ShadowFX static-dissipative carpet installation for Biofire

"You would never know it was ESD, which is amazing! Your product rocks and I’m so glad we were able to find an attractive solution that didn’t leave us with some run-of-the-mill ugly disaster in the middle of our workspaces!"

Sydnie Young, Associate IIDA

FFKR Architects

"On a project, consisting of 30,000 sq./ft of microelectronics lab, our team worked with StaticWorx to create the perfect ESD flooring solution for our client... StaticWorx is a proven leader in static control flooring solutions."

Paul Meyer, AIA, NCARB, architect,

Workplace Strategies

ShadowFX Static-Dissipative (SD) Carpet Tile

ShadowFX Static-Dissipative (SD) Carpet Tile

ShadowFX™ ESD Carpet Tile – Stylish Enough for Call Centers, Rugged Enough for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly

Facilities managers for end-user and public spaces have long appreciated the benefits of carpeted floors. Sound attenuation and ergonomics, combined with the ease and low cost of cleaning make carpet an obvious choice for end-user applications. 

In the ‘90s, electronics manufacturers installed 1000s of square feet of carpet tile in their PCB manufacturing areas, test departments, and final assembly as well as box build areas. Carpet tile installations were less expensive than hard surface floors because installing carpet tiles requires less subfloor repair and preparation.

Periodic vacuuming and yearly extraction cleaning cost much less than washing, waxing and buffing hard surface floors – providing a lower long-term cost of ownership.

Many of these installations remain in place today.

Pile Crush

The one drawback to using carpet tile for tough applications: due to pile crush, after two to three years of use, carpet tiles exposed to chair casters and heavy traffic looked different from adjacent tiles.

Because carpet tile installations look like one large continuous floor, worn areas stuck out like a coffee stain on a white shirt.

i2 Design – Inspired by Nature

In early 2000, Interface – inventor of carpet tile – introduced their i2 design platform, created to mimic the organic design of nature. i2 tiles vary in pattern and color within one style and colorway. Mergeable i2 designs hide wear, making replacement tiles almost indistinguishable from older tiles in the same installation. So your floor lasts longer, you need less attic stock, and selective tile replacement is easy.

In 2010, in conjunction with Interface, StaticWorx launched an ANSI/ESD S20.20-compliant version of i2 – called ShadowFX Static-dissipative (SD) carpet tile.

Learn about ShadowFX ESD carpet tile glue-free installations.
Or using ShadowFX ESD carpet tile for access flooring applications.

ShadowFX ESD Carpet Tile Features and Benefits

Safe, High-performance Static Control

Meets Safety & Electrical Standards for all Static-Sensitive Environments:
  • Electronics manufacturing: ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014.
  • Air traffic systems: FAA.STD 019f.
  • Telecom and PSAPs: Motorola R56
  • Network equipment: ATIS-0600321.2010.
  • Healthcare: NFPA 99.

Sustainable

  • Contains almost 50% recycled content and has low-emitting material.
  • May qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.

Visually Appealing

  • Design patterns based on biomimicry and random beauty of nature.
  • Known for a calming effect.

Durable, Reliable

  • 100% of yarn bundles are wrapped with Helix 44 denier static-control fiber.
  • Withstands over 100,000 cycles of Phillips roller-caster chair test.
  • Lifetime warranty on static control.
  • Made in USA.

Cost Effective

  • Design elements eliminate the hassle of matching patterns and dye batches.
  • Hides wear and tear—the main cause of carpet tile replacement.
  • Installed with releasable adhesives, allowing for easy removal of individual tiles.

Easy to Install and Replace

  • Can be installed 1-to-1 and non-directionally - ideal for raised access floors.
  • Mergeable dye lots allows you to replace tiles without concern for matching original installation.
  • Can be installed glue-free using Groundbridge and TacTiles

Safe, High-performance Static Control

Meets Safety & Electrical Standards for all Static-Sensitive Environments:
  • Electronics manufacturing: ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014.
  • Air traffic systems: FAA.STD 019f.
  • Telecom and PSAPs: Motorola R56
  • Network equipment: ATIS-0600321.2010.
  • Healthcare: NFPA 99.

Sustainable

  • Contains almost 50% recycled content and has low-emitting material.
  • May qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.

Visually Appealing

  • Design patterns based on biomimicry and random beauty of nature.
  • Known for a calming effect.

Durable, Reliable

  • 100% of yarn bundles are wrapped with Helix 44 denier static-control fiber.
  • Withstands over 100,000 cycles of Phillips roller-caster chair test.
  • Lifetime warranty on static control.
  • Made in USA.

Cost Effective

  • Design elements eliminate the hassle of matching patterns and dye batches.
  • Hides wear and tear—the main cause of carpet tile replacement.
  • Installed with releasable adhesives, allowing for easy removal of individual tiles.

Easy to Install and Replace

  • Can be installed 1-to-1 and non-directionally - ideal for raised access floors.
  • Mergeable dye lots allows you to replace tiles without concern for matching original installation.
  • Can be installed glue-free using Groundbridge and TacTiles

Applications - ShadowFX ESD Carpet Tile and Planx