FAQ: How do you get rid of electrostatic discharge?

ESD Floors Provide A Safe Traceable Path to Ground

Most static in a workplace is generated by people walking on the floor. Because the floor is a central place for static generation, it is the first line of defense in ESD prevention. Static control floors have two equally important functions: 1) they are grounded and remove static from shoe soles and the wheels on rolling carts and discharge static to ground; 2) they prevent static from building in the first place.

Not all ESD floors prevent static generation. Some ESD floors – ESD vinyl and epoxy, for instance – made from static-generating base materials, prevent static generation only when used in combination with ESD-protective footwear.


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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 does ESD mean?

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.