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FAQ: Should I use ESD flooring in a residential home?

I'm getting ready to build a residential home, and I'm considering having my builder install your flooring. I understand that your company primarily deals with commercial properties and the discharge of static electricity to protect electronics, but does your flooring ground the human body as well (for instance, if someone were standing on it barefoot)?

I assume your question involves the concept of earthing the human body and it probably stems from a lot of chatter over the health benefits of discharging extremely low voltages from the human body. There is an article about this on the NIH website. Here’s the rub: to eliminate these extreme low voltages you must be grounded with almost zero electrical resistance between your body and the earth. No static control floor will do that. All static control floors, for safety reasons, must have an intrinsic resistance of greater than 25.000 ohms. Bottom line: you would be wasting your money and settling for a design you would not like aa much as the floor your interior designer would choose for you.

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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.