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What does ESD Flooring Mean?

When searching for flooring for a commercial space, you might have come across ESD floor carpet and wondered, “What is ESD flooring?”. Though you might have an idea of what ESD flooring means, SelecTech thought you might want to hear it from the experts. Considering we’ve been installing ESD carpet tiles for years, we know a thing or two about this amazing product and how it can improve your workspace.

To start, we should explain what ESD stands for. ESD is an acronym used for the term “electrostatic discharge”. This is the action by which a person will create static by moving and then touch another object to release the discharge. Do you remember creating static by shuffling across some carpet and touching another person or item? Well, that little “zap” you felt is typically 2,000-3,000 volts of static electricity.

Now, that “zap” might not seem like much, but to electronics, it makes a huge difference. Depending on the sensitivity of the electronics you are working with, even something as small as 10 volts of static can impact its integrity, which means you could be damaging your equipment without ever seeing or feeling any kind of shock. That’s where ESD flooring comes in.

ESD flooring is created from a combination of materials, including carbon fibers that transfer the electrostatic charge from a person to the flooring, reducing the chance of someone creating a static discharge through physical contact. These floors come in a number of styles, including carpet, vinyl, and rubber. Choosing an ESD floor for your business can be both beneficial for your employees as they work and the quality of your electronic equipment.

Whether you’re in need of ESD carpet or other static controlled flooring options, StaticStop™ is the brand that will cover all of your needs. Not to mention, our unique interlocking system gets your floors installed faster than our competitors. With more questions about our products and business, call us today at (508) 583-3200.