FAQ: Can I mix non-ESD tiles with ESD tiles?

No. Only materials with a resistance below 1 x 10E9 can be grounded. Regular floor tiles are insulative—meaning they do not promote the flow of electricity—and cannot be grounded.

If regular tiles were mixed with ESD tiles, it would be impossible to know which were grounded and which were not. While the floor might work in some spots, it won’t get rid of static in others.

Standard non-ESD floors cannot be grounded
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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.