What Is Static Dissipating Flooring? Is It Right for Your Business?

Thursday, November 07, 2019

If your production process, equipment, or product is extremely sensitive to electrical interference, you’ll want industrial flooring that dissipates static to reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) event.

Choosing the wrong type of flooring or working with a flooring company without industry experience could be disastrous for your facility. You want to work with an industrial flooring company who never compromises health and safety during the ESD installation process.

Keeping your flooring properly cleaned while keeping coatings and finishes intact also requires a high degree of knowledge about static dissipative flooring and its properties.

Industries Using Static Dissipative Flooring

 

Static dissipative flooring is keeping employees, equipment, and products safe in a variety of industries that rely on highly sensitive technological, electrical, and chemical processes, including:

  • Cleanrooms

  • Electronics manufacturing

  • Computer assembly and repair

  • Solvent storage

  • Auto manufacturing 

Different flooring has different levels of static resistance, measured in ohms. Static dissipative flooring and conductive flooring both protect against static electricity discharge, but each is better suited to different conditions and settings. Knowing the ohms range of your flooring is key to choosing the right flooring type. 

Conductive floors’ static resistance is less than or equal to 1.0 x 10E6 ohms. Static-dissipative floors’ range of static resistance measures above 1.0 x 10E6 and less than or equal to 1.0 x 10E9 (Source: StaticWorx).

Benefits of Static Dissipative Floors

 

Manufacturers who choose static dissipative flooring to control static discharge and reduce ESD events find it has other benefits, too.

Static dissipative floors are highly durable. They can withstand the foot traffic, heavy equipment, and product moving throughout your facility. It makes thorough cleaning easier, and it’s generally low-maintenance. 

Plus, a variety of surfaces can be static dissipative, including epoxy flooring and tile. So your flooring can have a pleasing aesthetic while meeting your health and safety standards.

Static Dissipative Flooring Installation: Don’t Risk Your Safety

 

Installing static dissipative flooring yourself is possible, but you put yourself at lower risk when you work with professionals. 

Painters USA has worked in many industries who rely on the stability of static dissipative flooring. Our clients trust our knowledge of the conductivity and static resistance of various flooring types and coatings. Our specialized equipment means you get the right flooring for your facility, installed in the right conditions, for the longest-lasting results.

We also understand which industrial cleaning techniques and solutions are most appropriate to reducing ESD event risk and maintaining the integrity of your static dissipative flooring. 

We’ll work with your experts and your industry standards to develop a comprehensive facility maintenance plan. You’ll never have to worry about flooring, equipment, or the facility itself harboring health hazards or shock risks. 

We also work with large-scale commercial and industrial projects, so we can get things done efficiently with processes, procedures, and containment that keep your employees and equipment safe without disrupting production.

Make sure your flooring is the highest quality and cleanest it can be. Request a static dissipative flooring estimate from the professionals at Painters USA.