FAQ: How does an ESD floor work?

ESD floors perform two distinct, equally important functions:

  1. Drain static from people and moving objects and transport charges to ground;
  2. Prevent static from building on people and objects as they move across the floor.

ESD floors transport electricity and must be grounded. ESD floors must also generate minimal static electricity (for this function, some ESD floors require the use of conductive footwear). Some ESD floors provide only temporary protection, requiring the application of ESD floor polish.

ESD Floors Provide A Safe Traceable Path to Ground

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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.