FAQ: Can I use regular tile with conductive adhesive?
No. Regular tile is insulative. Like the plastic insulation on electrical cords and AC plugs, regular flooring has no conductivity. Electricity cannot flow through an insulator because the resistance is too high.
Only flooring materials with a resistance measurement below 1 x 10E9 can be grounded. This means, static electricity cannot flow through regular flooring material to reach the conductive adhesive.
Conductive adhesive only works with ESD flooring materials. Regular, non-ESD flooring does not promote the flow of electricity, so static charges have no way of reaching the conductive adhesive.
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