FAQ: What is ESD-safe flooring?

ESD-safe floors protect electronics by drawing static away from people or objects, transporting charges to ground. They also prevent static generation. On a regular floor, people and objects gather charges as they move on its surface. If a charged person or object touches an electronic component, the sudden transfer of electricity could damage or destroy its internal circuitry. ESD-safe flooring draws static away from people and objects and transports charges to ground, protecting electronics from damage due to random electrostatic discharge (ESD) events.

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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.