ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity.
FAQ: Can regular flooring become ESD flooring if it is installed with conductive adhesive?
No, regular flooring is not conductive and cannot be grounded. With ESD floors, conductive adhesive acts as a conductive ground plane, drawing static charges through the thickness of the ESD flooring material, across the conductive ground plane to an earth ground. Because regular floors are not conductive they cannot transport static charges. In other words, even with an underlying ground plane, static charges cannot move through a regular floor, so charges stay on its surface.
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