FAQ: Is all vinyl flooring anti-static?

No. Vinyl flooring is not antistatic. An antistatic floor generates little or no static electricity. ESD vinyl is made from static-generating base materials. Depending upon how it’s manufactured ESD vinyl can be static dissipative or conductive, terms that indicate how slowly or quickly the floor will discharge static electricity. But without ESD footwear, ESD vinyl will generate static when people walk on its surface. ESD footwear creates a ground path between the person wearing the footwear and the ESD vinyl floor, preventing static generation as the person walks.

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What is ESD Flooring?

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

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What is meant by ESD?

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.