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ESD Flooring Choices that Work.
Specific to Your Application and Environment
Realizing you need an ESD floor is only the beginning. How can you be sure you’re choosing the right floor for your application and environment? Will people wear special ESD footwear in the space? Do you know the ESD standards specific to your industry? What are your objectives? In addition to static control, do you care most about aesthetics? Durability? Cleanliness? Wear?
Here you’ll find all the information you need to start your ESD journey. For technical information, check out our comprehensive Guide to ESD Flooring.
With a StaticWorx ESD floor, you get permanent static control – backed by a lifetime guaranty.
Static-dissipative Carpet Tile
Our ESD carpet tiles and planx provide the durability and high performance you expect of all StaticWorx floors – in soothing earth-tone patterns that flow seamlessly across the surface of the floor in brick, ashlar, non-directional, quarter-turn and monolithic installations.
ESD Vinyl Tile
If you’re looking for a durable, mid-cost ESD floor and want to impress with a clean, hospital-like shine, take a look at our Ameriworx vinyl. Or Ameriworx Rox, our ESD vinyl collection inspired by nature.
EC (Electrically Conductive) Rubber
Tough, ergonomically designed ESD Rubber – a premium product for discerning buyers – meets the cleanliness and Class-0 ESD requirements of the most stringent lab or cleanroom.
ESD Epoxy & Coatings
Our ESD epoxy and coatings are tough, long-lasting, and inexpensive. We recently heard from a client who installed one of our epoxy floors over twenty years ago – and they still love it today.
Groundlock Snap-together ESD Tile
With our snap-together ESD floors you can install your new floor without disrupting 24/7 operational spaces.
Lab & Hospital Flooring
Our conductive sheet rubber, welded vinyl and snap-together ESD tiles provide a clean, seamless surface for your lab or hospital floor. If you’re looking to eliminate bacteria and contaminants, our PU coating hermetically seals your floor and eliminates costly waxing.
Access Flooring Options
Our ESD carpet, vinyl, and snap-together materials pair beautifully with Tate & Haworth access flooring panels. Available in 2’ x 2’ tiles or PosiTile for one-to-one carpet installations.
Installation & Maintenance
StaticWorx Installation and Maintenance products are designed to make your job easier, faster, and less expensive – for you and for your clients.
ESD Standards & Specifications
ESD standards vary from industry to industry. This is in part due to whether or not people are required to wear ESD-protective footwear. ESD footwear inhibits charge generation and protects the wearer against potential electrical shock if the floor is too conductive. Electronics manufacturing and handling facilities, requiring ESD footwear, follow ANSI/ESD S20.20:
Resistance = < 1.0 x 10E9
Charge generation = < 100 V
In data and telecom centers, networked offices, 9-1-1- dispatch, FAA flight towers, and other end-user facilities, where people do not wear protective footwear, the floor needs to eliminate charge generation. And if people are working near energized (electrified) equipment, safety standards require resistance ranges in the dissipative (as opposed to conductive) range.
Resistance = > 1.0 x 10E6 and < 1.0 x 10E9
Charge generation = < 500 V
Our guides show you standards by industry, and which standards apply to which application.
We realize an ESD floor is an investment. Whether you’re an architect, contractor, facility manager, or property owner, you have a lot at stake – time, money, perhaps even your reputation.
If you choose to work with us, here’s what you can expect:
- a watchful eye on your goals & objectives
- a thorough evaluation of your application & environment
- research-based evidence to help with your decision
- information on industry standards and test methods
- ongoing technical support, from start to finish
ESD Grounding Standards
Public Safety Dispatch (PSAPs), Call Centers, Telecom Applications & FAA Flight Towers
Public Safety and Telecommunications standards and guidelines for the installation of equipment, infrastructure, and facilities for communications sites. Appendix C: Protecting against electrostatic discharge in equipment rooms and dispatch centers.
Carpeting or floor tiles within an equipment room or dispatch center, including raised flooring, should have a resistance to ground measurement of between 10E6 and 10E10 ohms when measured using the test method of ANSI/ESD STM7.1-2001 or later.
This commercial standard is used for network-operated dispatch operations, such as 9-1-1 call centers.
This telecommunications industry standard covers new installations of network operator-type equipment positions in which personnel are required to access a computer terminal keyboard while continually wearing a headset.
Section 4: Measures for Controlling Electrostatic Discharge: 4.2 Flooring
Any carpeting or floor tiles should have a resistance to ground between 10E6 and 10E10 ohms when measured using the method of ESD -S7.1.
Network Operator Dispatch Call Centers See: http://standards.globalspec.com/std/9920406/atis-0600321
110 ε 5.8.9 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control Flooring and Floor Coverings
ESD control floors and floor coverings shall have a point-to-point resistance and a surface-to-ground resistance of greater than 1.0 × 10E6 ohms and less than 1.0 × 10E9 ohms (ANSI/ESD STM7.1).
ESD Grounding Standards
Electronics Manufacturing & Handling Applications: Grounding and Charge Generation
ESD Association Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment.
Resistive Characterization of Flooring Materials in Environmentally ProtectedAreas (EPA).
Point to Point: < 1.0 × 10E9 ohms
Point to Groundable Point: < 1.0 × 10E9 ohms
ANSI/ESD STM97.1 (Resistance)
Resistance of Footwear/Flooring System
< 1.0 × 10E9 ohms
ANSI/ESD STM97.2 (Charge Generation)
Resistance of Footwear/Flooring System
< 100 volts Peak
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ESD Standards By Application
With StaticWorx ESD flooring, you never have to choose between performance and aesthetics. Our beautiful, high quality ESD carpet tile, vinyl, EC rubber tile and sheet goods, and ESD epoxy floors are as beautiful as they are functional.