FAQ: Why is ESD flooring required?

ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics  parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity. Electrostatic discharge events (ESD) cause data transfer disruption, lost or dropped calls, garbled GPS signals, blown circuits, staticky noise during concerts or in sound studios, product failure in the field, explosions and many other types of damage or destruction. ESD flooring protects electronics from accidental damage by drawing static charges away from people or objects in the workplace and safely transporting charges to ground.

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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 is meant by ESD?

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.