FAQ: How does flooring material affect ESD?

Floor materials with conductive elements transport static charges to ground, preventing random electrostatic discharge (ESD) events from harming electronic equipment. Static-control floors contain carbon veins, filaments or fibers that draw static away from shoe soles and wheels on moving carts, pull charges downward, through the thickness of the flooring material, across an underlying ground plane to copper strips at the perimeter of the room, to an earth 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.