FAQ: How does static-dissipative flooring work?

Illustration demonstrating how charges are grounded with ESD carpet. A person (cropped to show legs/feet) stands on a carpet tile. A zoomed-in close up shows the carpet tile and backing. Underneath the tile is a layer of conductive adhesive and then the floor. The diagram shows the path to ground for the charge from the person. The illustration shows how conductive carpet fibers sweep static from shoe soles and transport charges to the underlying ground plane (conductive adhesive or underlayment).
Carbon fibers wrapped around the yarn bundle in static-dissipative carpet draw charges away from people and moving objects and transport harmful static charges to ground.

Static-dissipative flooring works by providing a conductive path to ground. A static-dissipative floor draws static charges away from people and moving objects, transports charges through the thickness of the flooring material to ground. Static-dissipative floors receive their conductivity from embedded conductive elements, such as carbon particles, which are added to the base flooring material in the manufacturing process.


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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.