ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity.
FAQ: What does ESD stand for in flooring?
The acronym ESD stands for electrostatic discharge. When a person or object moves across a regular (non-ESD) floor, static builds on their body. When they touch another person or object, the static charge jumps to the other person or object. This sudden transfer of electricity is called an electrostatic discharge. ESD flooring protects electronic equipment by preventing static from building on people or moving objects and dissipating static charges to ground.
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