FAQ: Are all carpet lines antistatic?

Sweeping fibers from ESD carpetAll ESD carpet tile is antistatic. With ESD tile conductive properties are woven into the yarn strands and the conductive or static-dissipative yarn strands act like tiny brushes, brushing static from shoe soles as people walk. Standard carpet is sprayed with a topical anti-stat that prevents people walking on the floor from feeling a static shock. This topical anti-stat is temporary, the reason you might suddenly feel a shock from a floor that was “static free.” Standard carpet has no conductive properties, cannot be grounded, and cannot come close to preventing static generation at the minute voltages that can damage or destroy electronic equipment.


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What is ESD flooring?

ESD floors dissipate static safely, protecting electronics from accidental damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) events.

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What does ESD mean?

ESD stands for electrostatic discharge. Minute ESD events, too small for humans to perceive, can damage electronic components.

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How can you prevent ESD?

Preventing ESD requires a well-thought-out ESD prevention program. What is required will be dependent on the application and environment.

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Is wood antistatic?

No, wood is not antistatic. You can learn which materials are antistatic and which are not by looking at our Triboelectric chart.

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What are ESD guidelines?

Because different applications require different specifications for static control, ESD guidelines, or standards, vary across industries.

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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.