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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