What is Anti-Static Flooring?
Anti-static flooring helps to prevent static electricity created in some manufacturing processes to create a safer working environment for your employees as well as to prevent damage of products.
Static build up is generally dissipated on a concrete floor surface due to the presence of pore water in the slab.
However, with the installation of any floor surface, an insulating layer is introduced which, in certain circumstances, can cause problems such as dust sticking to electrically charged surfaces, ignition of any gases or dust clouds present or solvents etc. Typical industries affected include electronic assembly, computers, photographic film, printing and operating theatres.
How do we prevent static electricity?
Where static build up is considered an issue, we offer a range of anti-static polyurethane and epoxy resin flooring which is available in flooring types 3 to 8 – from high build coatings to heavy duty screeds. These systems can be specifically designed to meet individual requirements, using varying degrees of carbon and copper additives to the systems.
For sites where a build up of static electricity could cause a risk of explosion or damage to sensitive electronics, a range of anti-static resin flooring systems can be laid. Incorporating conductive components within the basic formulation, these systems perform in line with BS 2050 requirements.
Depending on your business operation, this will dictate if you need the following:
- an epoxy or polyurethane resin coating or screed
- a matt system or gloss system
- the level of anti-slip
- the level of chemical resistance
This will determine whether an epoxy or polyurethane resin system will be right for your business. If you’re unsure, give us a call and we will be happy to help you!