Vermont Slate has the clean look of a tone-on-tone almost monolithic design with the etched appearance of natural stone.

5 Reasons to Put Vermont Slate on Your ESD Flooring Short List for 24/7 Critical Environments

Inspiration for Vermont Slate Carpet Tile:

No Vermont property is complete without a mud room.

Extreme changes in weather—with over 100 inches of snow each winter followed by a spring thaw that turns Vermont’s 8000 miles of unpaved roads into sludge—present challenges to the entry of any home or place of business. Which is why entry floors in Vermont are so often covered in slate. Tough, durable and attractive, slate stands up to ice, snow and mud, while offering the inviting appeal of a Vermont farmhouse—much like our Vermont Slate carpet tile.

Like all StaticWorx ShadowFX™ carpet tile collections, our sustainable, aesthetically pleasing Vermont Slate carpet tile also meets the most stringent ESD standards—with electrical resistance in the static-dissipative range required for end-user spaces, making it the ideal choice for 24/7 critical environments.

Here are five good reasons to put Vermont Slate on your shortlist for ESD flooring:

Resistance Standards

First, Vermont Slate meets all electrical resistance standards for protecting electronic parts and systems from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Vermont Slate complies with the requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, for use in electronics manufacturing and handling facilities. Slate also meets Motorola R56-2017, FAA STD 019f, ATIS 0600321.2015. For specifiers, this means you can choose the same carpet tile for an electronics assembly facility, a school computer lab, a data center or a 9-1-1 dispatch operation. Without ever worrying whether the floor will meet performance standards.

Charge Generation

Vermont Slate carpet tile also meets ESD standards for charge generation—or walking body voltage, the static carried on the human body when people walk on the floor. The biggest threat to electronic components, body voltage is distinct from conductivity. That is, some conductive floors still generate static charges. Static-dissipative Vermont Slate carpet tile also inhibits charge generation, protecting electronic equipment from damage by preventing static charges from building on people or objects.

Vermont Slate has the clean look of a tone-on-tone almost monolithic design with the etched appearance of natural stone. No two stones (or carpet tiles) look alike—yet there is harmony. Available in both warm and cool, light and dark greys, Vermont slate brings the natural world into any space, creating a calm environment that encourages productivity and wellbeing.

No mill produced value-engineered yarns here. Vermont Slate is produced exclusively with type 6,6 nylon premium fibers manufactured by Universal – a fiber-only manufacturer. With a fiber modification ratio of 1.7 to 1.9, Vermont Slate is highly cleanable, trample resistant, making it the ideal choice for heavy traffic 24/7 spaces.

Modification Ratio

MR is kind of like DNA. MR may be invisible, but as your carpet ages MR defines the way it handles its environment. Unfamiliar with the Modification Ratio metric?

No mill produced value-engineered yarns here. Vermont Slate is produced exclusively with type 6,6 nylon premium fibers manufactured by Universal – a fiber-only manufacturer. With a fiber modification ratio of 1.7 to 1.9, Vermont Slate is highly cleanable, trample resistant, making it the ideal choice for heavy traffic 24/7 spaces.

Modification Ratio

MR is kind of like DNA. MR may be invisible, but as your carpet ages MR defines the way it handles its environment. Unfamiliar with the Modification Ratio metric?

Vermont Slate is made with mergeable yarns. So you can expand the space or replace tiles without worrying about matching new tiles with the old. Future die lots match previous die lots. And because Vermont slate can be installed either in a random non-directional or monolithic pattern, you control the impact of traffic on your floor. This translates to a great lifetime investment.

We highly recommend random, non-directional for spaces with caster chairs.

Available in both metric and 24-inch tiles, our Vermont Slate carpet is built to be installed either as overlap panels or to sit perfectly—one-to-one—over Tate and Haworth access floors.

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ShadowFX Static-dissipative (SC) Carpet Tile Collections

Looking for easy installation of Staticworx ESD Carpet Tile over your bare access floor panels?


ShadowFX SDC with TacTiles® is your solution.


  • Installation economy - no adhesive required
  • Guaranteed to meet all ESD standards for any application
  • ShadowFX carpet tiles with dissipative backing are grounded upon contact with metal panels Carpet tiles are easily lifted and replaced

With its simple, subtle texture and diversity of color options, Shadow FX SDC Solids is a popular choice for many styles of interior. It’s also ideal for mixing and matching with other Shadow FX SDC carpet tiles, to create accents, inserts, borders or checkerboard effects – a really useful, versatile tool for designers.


After two or three years of use, carpet tiles exposed to chair casters and heavy traffic used to be prone to pile crush, making them look different from adjacent tiles. The main factor contributing to this problem was the pattern designs used in typical ESD carpet tile. All of these systems were either a solid pattern with slightly mottled colors or linear patterns with directional lines. Because carpet tiles appear seamless, like one large continuous floor, worn areas would stick out like a coffee stain on a white shirt.


The solution: Learning from nature.


Based on biomimicry - the study and imitation of nature’s best ideas to solve human problems – Staticworx ShadowFX static-dissipative (SD) carpet tiles mimic the organic design of nature. Tiles vary in patterns and colors within one style and colorway - all but eliminating the ability to observe pile crush or other forms of wear between tiles.


Because there’s no need to worry about matching dye lots, you need less attic stock and selective replacement is more effective. Replacement tiles are almost indistinguishable from older - original - tiles in the same installation.


Non-directional Installation for Less Installation Waste


ShadowFX SDC Patterns and Cubic Collections offer the added benefit of non-directional installation, meaning that tiles can be laid in any order or orientation. With no set pattern to maintain and no need to align tiles in a certain direction, there is significantly less installation waste. In fact, the average ShadowFX non-directional installation produces only 1.5% waste versus an average of 14% for other carpet styles. That means more of your floorcovering investment is on your floor, not in a dumpster.


And the best part, ShadowFX carpet tiles can be installed without glue, as a floating floor over any hard surface.


Simplicity Meets Style


Treez, our latest ShadowFX carpet tile collection, marries timeless style with the simplicity in nature. Tufted, textured loop construction adds dimension, creating a look as natural and stately as the bark on a tree. As appealing and comfortable in an uptown financial services space or high-tech lobby as in a workhorse application such as a data center or manufacturing facility.


In sophisticated tones with threads of complementary colors in varying widths, our Parks Series carpet tile puts an earthy twist on classic linear design. A low-profile face uses less material for a tailored, upscale aesthetic.


Like the stately summits of Vermont, our Peaks series carpet tile combines natural beauty with zen-like tranquility. Elegant in pattern and texture, with colorways in both warm and cool tones, our Peaks collection gives you a floor with dimension, functionality, and character.


Humans instinctively crave a connection to nature. Time spent in holistic places like Vermont provides a sense of comfort and wellbeing while promoting physical and mental health.


Inspired by the natural world, our ShadowFX Vermont Fields and Stone Carpet Tile Collection brings nature into the workspace, evoking feelings of serenity and refuge. A fusion of organic design and neutral color palette makes this dynamic collection as ideal for urban as for country or rural environments.


ShadowFX SDC Chenille Warp Carpet is a tufted patterned level tip-sheared pile carpet tile, with SD backing. The pile material is made from recycled solution-dyed nylon. The fundamental aesthetic of Chenille is stripes which have been interpreted in a bold and textural way without relying on heavy face weight. Shadow FX Chenille Warp is available in colorways. The tiles can be installed in a variety of ways including quarter-turn, ashlar, brick fashion and parquet, with the potential to provide an unconventional appearance.


Linear precision, softened by texture and offset shapes.


As its name suggests, Furrows II has a resilient patterned loop pile carpet, reflecting the linear regularity of ploughed fields. Its textured, structured loop pile creates the three-dimensional impression of an aerial view of a cultivated landscape.


Designed for heavy contract performance, ShadowFX Furrows II maintains its distinctive appearance even in high-traffic areas. Pile yarn and backing contain pre-consumer recycled material, minimizing environmental impact.


Built to withstand heavy traffic and abuse and designed to address the most stringent static control requirements - making Vermont Slate ideal for any application from electronics manufacturing to labs to 24/7 critical environments.


StaticWorx Vermont Slate carpet-tile collection provides the durability and high performance you expect from StaticWorx floors in a design that transports you to the mountains of Vermont. Warm, monochromatic earth tones promote a peaceful environment, inspiring creativity and a sense of wellbeing and connectedness.


The rock-like etchings in our Vermont Slate carpet tiles flow seamlessly across the surface of the floor in a non-directional or monolithic installation. Merge-ability enables mixing dye lots and saves money by allowing you to add new or replace worn or damaged tiles without worrying about dye lot compatibility.


  • Mergeable design - eliminates worry about matching dye lots
  • No fade – solution-dyed yarn prevents fading
  • Non-directional install method – easy to install and replace
  • Durable – rated for high traffic
  • Superior static control performance – meets the most stringent ESD standards including ANSI/ESD S20.20 and IEC 61340-5-1:2016*
    • Lifetime warranty for static control.
  • Static dissipative – meets standards for electronics manufacturing, telecom and government spaces**

ShadowFX™ Planx offer a more expressive visual vocabulary.


Our 25cm x 1m Shadow FX ESD Planx bring new proportion and scale to carpet tile, giving you power to create fresh, exciting floor designs. The scale and directionality of Shadow FX ESD Planx creates floors that better reflect the geometry and flow of the surrounding space.


Planx or squares, our tiles all work together.


Use square tiles with contrasting Skinny Planks for large-scale tile patterns, provide wayfinding cues, or for work and activity zones. And this is just the beginning!


StaticWorx modular carpet tile and Planx work together in any combination, giving you a carpet tile design platform with unparalleled options.


A shape that’s better at hiding seams.


Want the benefits of carpet tile without the look of carpet tile? Use Shadow FX ESD Planx, same style and color, laid in an ashlar pattern. They’ll blend near seamlessly across the floor, giving you the benefits of modularity and the continuous look of broadloom.


A soft hard surface.


Love the look of wood plank flooring? Think luxury vinyl plank flooring is stunning? Patterns—like herringbone or ashlar—give ShadowFX Planx the visual appeal of other plank floors, with the patterning possibilities. You also get a floor covering that’s soft, quiet and much more economical than hard surfaces.


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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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The FAA has updated its standard for facilities and electronic equipment. StaticWorx meets all requirements for ESD flooring.

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