FAQ: How do you test an ESD floor?

To ensure they meet pertinent standards, ESD floors are tested for electrical resistance and static generation. Resistance is measured with an ohmmeter, following either ASTM F150 or ANSI/ESD STM 7.1, by placing two 5 pound probes 3 feet apart on the floor, and applying 10 volts of electricity. Static generation is tested using a volt meter, following ANSI/ESD STM 97.2, and measures the static generated when a person wearing a certain type of footwear walks in a pattern on the floor.

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To see a resistance test demo, watch this video.

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Watch this video to see a body voltage test.


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ESD floors dissipate static safely, protecting electronics from accidental damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) events.

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What does ESD mean?

ESD stands for electrostatic discharge. Minute ESD events, too small for humans to perceive, can damage electronic components.

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How can you prevent ESD?

Preventing ESD requires a well-thought-out ESD prevention program. What is required will be dependent on the application and environment.

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Is wood antistatic?

No, wood is not antistatic. You can learn which materials are antistatic and which are not by looking at our Triboelectric chart.

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What are ESD guidelines?

Because different applications require different specifications for static control, ESD guidelines, or standards, vary across industries.

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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.