Photograph of ShadowFX static-dissipative ESD carpet installed over raised access flooring. The floor uses PosiTile so tiles are easily removed to access the floor below as seen in the photo.

ShadowFX Carpet Tile for Access Flooring

StaticWorx ShadowFX Carpet. The Smart Choice for Access Floors.

controlled dissipation

StaticWorx ESD carpet tiles—also known as antistatic carpet tiles or static-control carpet tiles—are engineered to permit fast, easy under-floor access below any raised access floor panels. All of our carpet tiles measure in the high-performance static-dissipative range so they can be used effectively in any application – from electronics assembly to data centers, universities, critical call centers or government offices.

Resistance in the static-dissipative (SD) range – >1.0 x 10E6 – < 1.0 x 10E9 – allows controlled static dissipation and meets standards Motorola R56, ATIS 0600321, and FAA 019f *, governing telecommunications applications, emergency call centers (PSAPs) and FAA flight towers and spaces using FAA electronic equipment.

* These standards do not permit resistance below 1.0 x 10E6.

StaticWorx ShadowFX ESD carpet tiles meet these ESD standards:

Installing ShadowFX carpet tiles with TacTiles self-adhesive connectors offers maximum flexibility – with no downtime.

ShadowFX 24” x 24” carpet tiles can be installed one-to-one – glue-free – over raised metal access panels, using TacTiles self-adhering corner connectors to join the tiles together. On metal access panels, there is no need for messy conductive adhesives. The static-dissipative backing on our ShadowFX carpet tile connects across the metal panel installation, grounding the tiles.

We also offer PosiTiles, carpet tiles with positioning buttons that fit directly onto Tate access flooring panels.

For concrete panels – or panels that are not inherently conductive – we offer our GroundBridge grounding system, consisting of GroundBridge paper underlayment and TacTile connectors.

Key Benefits

Photo shows a man guiding a ShadowFX static-dissipative (ESD) carpet in place to be affixed with TacTiles


Photo is of a completed ShadowFX static-dissipative (ESD) carpet installation in an electronics manufacturing and assembly facility.

Choosing ESD Flooring for Mission-Critical Spaces

Most ESD flooring failures in end-user environments such as emergency dispatch centers result from improper specification. Our article – Choosing ESD Flooring for Mission-Critical Spaces – will help you comply with appropriate standards and meet the expected standard of care.

Installation Methods for Raised Access Floors


24” x 24” Carpet Tiles or ESD PosiTiles for Easy, Glue-Free One-to-One Installation over Tate Concore panels

Maximize accessibility and minimize waste

Each PosiTile carpet module is engineered to match one-to-one with Tate ConCore® and All Steel access floor panels. The combination of carpet and panel preserve the flexibility of the underfloor service distribution system and allow for the reuse of carpet tiles during layout changes.

Four ultrasonically welded buttons on the underside of the tile provide precise indexed alignment with four matching holes in the panel. Now anyone can rearrange their work area quickly and easily.

For designers, Tate has partnered with different carpet tile manufacturers to offer a wide range of carpet options and styles.

Each PosiTile carpet module is engineered to match one-to-one with Tate ConCore® and All Steel access floor panels. The combination of carpet and panel preserve the flexibility of the underfloor service distribution system and allow for the reuse of carpet tiles during layout changes.

Four ultrasonically welded buttons on the underside of the tile provide precise indexed alignment with four matching holes in the panel. Now anyone can rearrange their work area quickly and easily.

For designers, Tate has partnered with different carpet tile manufacturers to offer a wide range of carpet options and styles.

StaticWorx Carpet Tile Over Global IFS TecCrete panels

CarpetLOK one-to-one Positioning System

With one-to-one installations, underfloor access is easy and quick. Panels can be removed simply – without disturbing other panels or carpeted areas.

Available for use with 24″ StaticWorx carpet tile on Global IFS TecCrete panels, the CarpetLOK anchor system enables faster, glue-free installation, easier access to underfloor systems and lower costs through reduced waste, labor and down time.

CarpetLOK takes advantage of StaticWorx’ high performance, dimensionally stable backing systems to create a secure, glue-free carpet tile installation over TecCrete raised flooring. Each tile is directly aligned with each panel via a small, cruciform anchor that sits within the underfloor system and protrudes upward. Rising to just below the carpet face, the anchors create an unseen barrier that holds a 16 tile grid of carpet tiles in place with zero glue.

One tile. One panel. One Move.

The CarpetLOK system allows one floor panel and one carpet tile to be removed and repositioned at one time, so relocation is easy, quick and results in no waste. It also frees up storage space and reduces inventory costs by minimizing attic stock.

ShadowFX Static-dissipative (SC) Carpet Tile Collections

Carpet Tile for Access Flooring Applications

Looking for easy installation of Staticworx ESD Carpet Tile over your bare access floor panels?

ShadowFX SDC with TacTiles® is your solution.

  • Installation economy – no adhesive required
  • Guaranteed to meet all ESD standards for any application
  • ShadowFX carpet tiles with dissipative backing are grounded upon contact with metal panels Carpet tiles are easily lifted and replaced
ShadowFX Solids

With its simple, subtle texture and diversity of color options, Shadow FX SDC Solids is a popular choice for many styles of interior. It’s also ideal for mixing and matching with other Shadow FX SDC carpet tiles, to create accents, inserts, borders or checkerboard effects – a really useful, versatile tool for designers.

ShadowFX Patterns and Cubic Collections

After two or three years of use, carpet tiles exposed to chair casters and heavy traffic used to be prone to pile crush, making them look different from adjacent tiles. The main factor contributing to this problem was the pattern designs used in typical ESD carpet tile. All of these systems were either a solid pattern with slightly mottled colors or linear patterns with directional lines. Because carpet tiles appear seamless, like one large continuous floor, worn areas would stick out like a coffee stain on a white shirt.


The solution: Learning from nature.


Based on biomimicry – the study and imitation of nature’s best ideas to solve human problems – Staticworx ShadowFX static-dissipative (SD) carpet tiles mimic the organic design of nature. Tiles vary in patterns and colors within one style and colorway – all but eliminating the ability to observe pile crush or other forms of wear between tiles.


Because there’s no need to worry about matching dye lots, you need less attic stock and selective replacement is more effective. Replacement tiles are almost indistinguishable from older – original – tiles in the same installation.


Non-directional Installation for Less Installation Waste


ShadowFX SDC Patterns and Cubic Collections offer the added benefit of non-directional installation, meaning that tiles can be laid in any order or orientation. With no set pattern to maintain and no need to align tiles in a certain direction, there is significantly less installation waste. In fact, the average ShadowFX non-directional installation produces only 1.5% waste versus an average of 14% for other carpet styles. That means more of your floorcovering investment is on your floor, not in a dumpster.


And the best part, ShadowFX carpet tiles can be installed without glue, as a floating floor over any hard surface.


ShadowFX SDC Treez

Simplicity Meets Style

Treez, our latest ShadowFX carpet tile collection, marries timeless style with the simplicity in nature. Tufted, textured loop construction adds dimension, creating a look as natural and stately as the bark on a tree. As appealing and comfortable in an uptown financial services space or high-tech lobby as in a workhorse application such as a data center or manufacturing facility.

ShadowFX SDC Parks Series

In sophisticated tones with threads of complementary colors in varying widths, our Parks Series carpet tile puts an earthy twist on classic linear design. A low-profile face uses less material for a tailored, upscale aesthetic.

ShadowFX SDC Peaks Collection

Like the stately summits of Vermont, our Peaks series carpet tile combines natural beauty with zen-like tranquility. Elegant in pattern and texture, with colorways in both warm and cool tones, our Peaks collection gives you a floor with dimension, functionality, and character.

ShadowFX SDC Fields & Stone Collection

Humans instinctively crave a connection to nature. Time spent in holistic places like Vermont provides a sense of comfort and wellbeing while promoting physical and mental health.

Inspired by the natural world, our ShadowFX Vermont Fields and Stone Carpet Tile Collection brings nature into the workspace, evoking feelings of serenity and refuge. A fusion of organic design and neutral color palette makes this dynamic collection as ideal for urban as for country or rural environments.

ShadowFX SDC Chenille Warp Carpet

ShadowFX SDC Chenille Warp Carpet is a tufted patterned level tip-sheared pile carpet tile, with SD backing. The pile material is made from recycled solution-dyed nylon. The fundamental aesthetic of Chenille is stripes which have been interpreted in a bold and textural way without relying on heavy face weight. Shadow FX Chenille Warp is available in colorways. The tiles can be installed in a variety of ways including quarter-turn, ashlar, brick fashion and parquet, with the potential to provide an unconventional appearance.

ShadowFX SDC Furrows II Carpet Tile

Linear precision, softened by texture and offset shapes.

As its name suggests, Furrows II has a resilient patterned loop pile carpet, reflecting the linear regularity of ploughed fields. Its textured, structured loop pile creates the three-dimensional impression of an aerial view of a cultivated landscape.

Designed for heavy contract performance, ShadowFX Furrows II maintains its distinctive appearance even in high-traffic areas. Pile yarn and backing contain pre-consumer recycled material, minimizing environmental impact.

Vermont Slate Carpet Tile

Built to withstand heavy traffic and abuse and designed to address the most stringent static control requirements – making Vermont Slate ideal for any application from electronics manufacturing to labs to 24/7 critical environments.

StaticWorx Vermont Slate carpet-tile collection provides the durability and high performance you expect from StaticWorx floors in a design that transports you to the mountains of Vermont. Warm, monochromatic earth tones promote a peaceful environment, inspiring creativity and a sense of wellbeing and connectedness.

The rock-like etchings in our Vermont Slate carpet tiles flow seamlessly across the surface of the floor in a non-directional or monolithic installation. Merge-ability enables mixing dye lots and saves money by allowing you to add new or replace worn or damaged tiles without worrying about dye lot compatibility.

  • Mergeable design – eliminates worry about matching dye lots
  • No fade – solution-dyed yarn prevents fading
  • Non-directional install method – easy to install and replace
  • Durable – rated for high traffic
  • Superior static control performance – meets the most stringent ESD standards including ANSI/ESD S20.20 and IEC 61340-5-1:2016*
    • Lifetime warranty for static control.
  • Static dissipative – meets standards for electronics manufacturing, telecom and government spaces**

Vermont Planx™

ShadowFX™ Planx offer a more expressive visual vocabulary.

Our 25cm x 1m Shadow FX ESD Planx bring new proportion and scale to carpet tile, giving you power to create fresh, exciting floor designs. The scale and directionality of Shadow FX ESD Planx creates floors that better reflect the geometry and flow of the surrounding space.

Planx or squares, our tiles all work together.

Use square tiles with contrasting Skinny Planks for large-scale tile patterns, provide wayfinding cues, or for work and activity zones. And this is just the beginning!

StaticWorx modular carpet tile and Planx work together in any combination, giving you a carpet tile design platform with unparalleled options.

A shape that’s better at hiding seams.

Want the benefits of carpet tile without the look of carpet tile? Use Shadow FX ESD Planx, same style and color, laid in an ashlar pattern. They’ll blend near seamlessly across the floor, giving you the benefits of modularity and the continuous look of broadloom.

A soft hard surface.

Love the look of wood plank flooring? Think luxury vinyl plank flooring is stunning? Patterns—like herringbone or ashlar—give ShadowFX Planx the visual appeal of other plank floors, with the patterning possibilities. You also get a floor covering that’s soft, quiet and much more economical than hard surfaces.

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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.