ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity.
FAQ: Are dissipative floors also ESD?
Dissipative or static dissipative is a term used to describe the electrical resistance of a flooring material. To qualify as an ESD floor, resistance must measure below 1.0 x 10E9 ohms. A static-dissipative floor measures between 1.0 x 10E6 and 1.0 x 10E9. However, a dissipative – or conductive – floor can measure in the correct resistance range and still generate static. In end-user spaces where people do not wear special ESD-protective footwear, a floor that does not prevent static from building on people cannot protect electronics from damage due to electrostatic discharge.
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