FAQ: What is antistatic carpet tile?

Photo is of a completed ShadowFX static-dissipative (ESD) carpet installation in an electronics manufacturing and assembly facility.
ShadowFX ESD carpet tile installed in an electronics manufacturing facility. Style: ShadowFX Planx, Vermont Collection

Antistatic carpet tile is a special type of carpet designed to protect electronics from random electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. People and mobile objects generate static charges as they move across a floor. When a charged person or object touches sensitive electronics, the sudden jolt of electricity can damage or destroy its internal circuitry. Antistatic carpet protects sensitive electronic equipment by preventing static charges from building on people or moving objects and dissipating static charges to ground.

Antistatic carpet tile is manufactured in small format tiles, usually 24” x 24” or the metric equivalent, allowing for easy installation, maintenance and repair. Because they produce less waste and can be recycled after their life cycle, antistatic carpet tiles are also more environmentally friendly than traditional broadloom carpet.

Antistatic carpet tile is commonly used in facilities that rely on sensitive, high-speed electronic equipment. Examples include data centers, labs, PSAPs, critical call centers, FAA flight towers, networked office spaces, media centers, financial institutions, electronic manufacturing and handling facilities and many other spaces.


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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.