Glossary: Computer-grade Flooring
The predecessor to permanent static-dissipative and conductive flooring, computer-grade carpet contains a high density of bi-component yarns. Sometimes called low kV or antistatic carpeting, computer-grade floors will generate no more than 3500 volts of static electricity. These floors are not ground-able and have no ability to ground a static charge: because they have no conductive or dissipative properties, computer-grade floors cannot be tested with an ohm meter.
Designed to prevent nuisance static and nothing more, they are good ONLY for preventing shocks when people touch metal objects like a doorknob. A 3.5 kV-computer-grade floor is not intended or warranted for reducing charges to the minute thresholds necessary to protect static-sensitive electronic parts and systems.
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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.