ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity.
FAQ: How do you get rid of electrostatic discharge?
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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