How Does ESD Flooring Work?

It is stated that electricity always follows the path with the lowest resistance, however, this isn’t the case. Electricity will take all routes when “circuits” are made (intentionally or intentionally or not). The electricity flow will, however, favor pathways with less impedance (resistance to electricity).

ESD flooring is used to provide a preferential path that facilitates electricity to flow, which allows the growth of static electricity within the equipment, people, and equipment to be able to provide an immediate route for grounding.

Based on the circumstances, ESD flooring choices include ESD carpeting, ESD conductive tiles, ESD dissipative tiles, or Properties of Conductive PVC tiles, floors.

For conductive tile, or ESD carpeting The flooring materials include conductors (e.g. carbon lines or yarn fibers with conductive properties) that conduct electric currents through the flooring material. ESD carpeting options are constructed using conductive backings that assist in this process, while ESD tiles are laid with a conductive adhesive specially designed to bond its surface to the floor. The current is then transferred to the conductive tape or copper strips, which are then laid over the floor’s surface.

The static grounded point connects to one of our ESD carpets to a grounding location.

Then the grounding process is accomplished by connecting the conductive material beneath that ESD flooring to an earthing spot or by putting an appropriate grounding tile regularly, which is then connected to a grounded point.

The ESD tiles that conduct electricity or ESD carpets are made and tested for low resistance to currents of electrical that increases the chance that static charges will travel through the flooring and then onto the ground instead of damaging sensitive equipment or inflaming explosive or flammable substances.