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Clearing the Static: ESD Flooring

29 June 2022 Circuit & System Protection

ESD flooring contains antistatic chemicals that enable static to dissipate through the floor to a ground point, and in so doing prevents discharges from occurring. A vital consideration when choosing floor covering is its resistance to earth, which indicates how strongly the material will resist the flow of electricity through it (measured in ohms).


Greg Barron, Actum Group director

Altico’s ESD flooring has been specially engineered to facilitate a uniform flow of static electricity directly to a ground point.

A selection of ESD flooring solutions allows you to choose an option to suit your unique facility, ESD requirements and budget. The range includes Static Dissipative (SD), Electrostatic Conductive (EC) and Conductive ROF floorings.

Static Dissipative flooring is a hard-wearing homogenous contact sheet or tile floor covering engineered for ESD protection. It’s typically used for computer operator installations, hospital theatre/CAT scan equipment and MRI units.

Electrostatic Conductive flooring is a hard-wearing homogenous commercial flooring product that is designed for areas which require static dissipative qualities. It is typically used for electronic assembly/ repair areas, high-level sensitivity medical equipment, high-level sensitivity computer equipment, electronics etc.

Conductive Flooring is generally used in explosive areas or manufacture of any explosive material, ammunition, or highly sensitive chemicals,

ESD Floors are an essential solution for workspaces where anti-static flooring is required; in order to inhibit the static electricity on a person, reaching sensitive equipment.


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