Glossary: Computer Grade Carpet

Computer grade carpet is the predecessor to conductive and static-dissipative carpet. Designed during the infancy of the information age, computer grade carpet contains a high density of bi-component antistatic yarns. Like all antistatic carpet, it cannot be grounded.

The antistatic properties of computer grade carpet are usually described by obsolete commercial standards, such as the IBM/Burroughs standard which grades carpet by its kV rating (see low kV). A carpet specified for use around computers and other electronic equipment should be evaluated by kV rating (walking body voltage) and resistance to ground (measured in OHMS).

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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.