Glossary: Static-control Floor Finish
A static-control floor finish is a non-permanent conductive or static-dissipative coating periodically applied to existing floor surfaces. Floor finishes ground personnel, equipment, or other objects that touch the surface of the floor and dissipate charges to ground. Some finishes control the generation and accumulation of static charges associated with some charge-generating flooring materials, such as certain resins and polymers.
Unlike ESD floors with inherent (permanent) conductivity, ESD finishes wear off over time. The loss of conductivity affects electrical performance – i.e., the ability of the finish to protect electronics against harmful static discharge events. Without regular, well-monitored and controlled electrical testing, there is no way to know when an ESD finish has lost its conductivity. For this reason, ESD finishes do not provide reliable static protection.
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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.