Glossary: What is Static-free Flooring?

Static-free flooring is a type of flooring used to protect electronic equipment. It does this by eliminating static charges in the workplace. Many types of businesses use this type of flooring to protect their sensitive equipment. These include electronics manufacturing and handling facilities, critical call centers, flight towers, government offices, PSAPs, IT rooms, financial institutions and many others. Static-free flooring (also referred to as ESD or antistatic flooring) works by drawing static charges away from people and moving objects and dissipates charges to ground. Alone or used with static-control (ESD) footwear, static-free flooring also prevents static generation in the first place.

An 8-picture collage showing the different types of ESD flooring. In the first column is an ESD epoxy installation in a warehouse, below that is an ESD (static-dissipative) carpet installation in a classroom, below that is an ESD (electrically conductive) rubber installation in a manufacturing facility. In the second column is an ESD carpet installation in an IT room and below that is another ESD rubber installation in a manufacturing facility. In the third column is an ESD rubber installation in a cleanroom, below that is an ESD (conductive) vinyl installation and below that is another ESD vinyl installation in a factory.
Background graphic is a still from the StaticWorx GroundSafe ESD Flooring – Your Trusted Partner explainer animation. In the foreground at the bottom are two boxes. The top is a bright blue with the StaticWorx logo and "GroundSafe ESD Flooring" underneath in white. The second is a dark blue-gray and includes the text in white: “GroundWorx ESD Flooring – Your Trusted Partner”
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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.