STATICWORX ESD FLOORING blog

Staticworx BlogWelcome to our StaticWorx ESD flooring blog.

On the blog you’ll find posts on topics we hope will interest you as well as answers to your most pressing ESD and ESD flooring questions.

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Background photo shows some electrical components in front of two gloved hands. In the forefront of the image is an ESD warning sticker. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “ESD Thoughts: What Makes an Industry Leader?” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

There are leadership qualities StaticWorx strives to embody every day, with every product, throughout each project.

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Background image is a completed ESD carpet installation in an electronics manufacturing and handling facility. Banks of workstations can be seen in three rows. At the bottom of the image is a dark blue grey rectangle with the title “5 Ways to Save Money on an ESD Floor” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

No matter how you slice and dice a project, an ESD floor is a major investment. This blog post examines five ways to keep undue costs down.

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Background image is an illustration with various words related to electricity spread across a background that gradiants from purple to a dull orange. At the bottom of the image is a dark blue grey rectangle with the title “ESD Flooring Terms, Terms, Terminology” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

What’s the difference between static control and static resistant? Or anti-static flooring? Find out more in our blog post.

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Background image shows a cropped floor installer - just knees and forearms visible - with a mallet in hand kneeling on a partially installed GroundLock Extreme interlocking floor installation. With his free hand he holds the edge of an interlocking tile, ready to position. At the bottom of the image is a dark blue grey rectangle with the title “Installing ESD Flooring Without Adhesives and Downtime” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

A major part of any ESD control program is getting proper flooring in place. How can one replace a floor without generating any debris? Learn more.

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Background image is a photo of a sticker with the ESD symbol on being held in a pair of tweezers. Behind are more of the same stickers. At the bottom of the image is a dark blue grey rectangle with the title “8 Reasons ESD Programs Fail” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

A well-designed, comprehensive, fully realized program is a must for manufacturers serious about ESD control. Learn why ESD programs fail.

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Background image is an ohm meter on a carpet tile. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “5 Reasons You Should Never Qualify a Floor Based on Conductive or Dissipative” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

ESD Floors should never be specified based on the descriptive terms conductive or static dissipative. Always base ESD specs on verifiable metrics. Find out why.

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Background photo shows two workers trying to deal with moisture on a floor. Some hoses can also be seen, along with a bucket. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “Case Study: ESD Flooring Failure, Incorrect Testing: Always Qualify Your Floor Using ANSI/ESD Test Methods” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

To comply with relevant ESD standards, test electrical properties using methods outlined in ESD S20.20. For best results require testing by an independent lab.

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Background photo is of an ESD vinyl tile installation in progress with two contractors laying tiles and four other workers standing in the background of the shot. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “ESD Flooring Installation: Bond Test and Manufacturer Oversight Are Critical to ESD Flooring Success” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

If the vapor barrier fails to adhere to the subfloor, tiles will lift. Bond test and manufacturer oversight are crucial to ESD floor installation success.

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Background image is a cropped illustration of an ohmmeter connected to two probes. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “Conductive and Dissipative Flooring: What's the Difference?” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

What’s the difference between conductive and static-dissipative flooring? Facts, analogies and images illustrate the difference in easily understood terms.

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Background photograph is a completed GroundLock Extreme ESD interlocking flooring installation in a laboratory. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “Why Savvy Buyers Qualify Their ESD Floor - and Why You Should Too” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

Qualifying an ESD floor helps ensure you get the floor you paid for. Find out why you should always qualify according to ESD S20.20

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Background photo is a completed GroundLock ESD interlocking tile flooring installation in a cleanroom facility. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title “ESD Floor Qualification Phase: Resistance Testing” and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

Qualification is the first step in selecting an ESD floor. Learn how to perform resistance tests to be sure the floor meets electrical & safety standards.

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Background photo is concrete with two footprints in white paint. At the bottom of the image is at dark blue grey rectangle with the title "Is Bare Concrete Static Safe?" and above this box is the StaticWorx logo - the word static in orange and Worx in white with a trailing X - in a bright blue box.

Will bare concrete control static? Learn why concrete floors are unreliable & what precautions to take if you must work on a bare concrete floor.

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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.