Glossary: What is a Grounded Floor?

Any floor with dissipative/conductive properties that is attached to either electrical or earth ground.

Grounding of conductive or static-dissipative floors is usually achieved by physically attaching the ESD flooring material— conductive or dissipative epoxy coating, conductive or dissipative carpeting or carpet tiles, conductive or dissipative vinyl tiles or sheet goods, conductive or dissipative rubber tiles or sheet goods—to a certified ground connection using copper strips or grounding wires.

The most common methods of grounding involve the combination of conductive adhesive, for securing the floor and electrically unifying all tiles in the installation, and copper strips attaching the adhesive to the electrical ground connection in a building.

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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.