FAQ: What is ESD Flooring?

Conductive veins, filaments or fibers in ESD floors provide an electrical connection that draws static electricity away from people/objects as they move across the floor. Dissipating static safely protects electronics from accidental damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. ESD floors are available in tiles and sheets in a range of materials, including carpet, vinyl, rubber, epoxy, and interlocking materials that can be installed directly over a problem subfloor.

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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.