ESD Rubber Flooring
The highest quality resilient flooring solution, Staticworx® ESD rubber meets all of the recommended parameters of ANSI/ESD S.20.20.
Static dissipative rubber flooring tiles and sheet goods should never be installed in enviornments where the control of static discharge is required for human safety or the protection of critical environment operations.
Until about 5 years ago, engineers believed that the walking body voltage properties of static dissipative rubber were as effective at inhibiting human body model (HBM) electro static discharge events as permanent static conductive flooring options. Empirical research has emerged recently showing that, in fact, static dissipative flooring is ineffective at reducing charges already stored on the body of a moving person. This problem is particularly acute within spaces older than 5 years; due to chemistry limitations, it is impossible to produce a static dissipative rubber flooring that will remain static dissipative for the life of the floor. Given that static control flooring is rarely tested after installation, the liabilities of a limited shelf life greatly restrict the potential for recommending any type of static dissipative floor when a static conductive option is also available - usually for the same cost.
These findings are the result of long-term longitudinal surveys monitoring the performance of static dissipative rubber installations at several major US based electronic manufacturers. These floors were originally installed between 1995 and 2006.
Regardless of anticipated time of usage, no static dissipative floor tile should ever be used as the primary static mitigator in any application involving explosives, combustible materials or state of the art class 0 electronics handling.
Before specifying Staticworx static dissipative rubber (or any static dissipative option) please consult with your Staticworx technical representative.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Our ESD Rubber Tile feaures StainBlock technology, which prevents soiling, ensures an easily cleaned surface and makes the flooring look new longer. After a two year study, Lucent Technologies found ESD Rubber to be the easiest ESD surface to care for. Rubber can be washed with neutral cleaners mixed with water. Finishes and buffing are unnecessary.
Low Total Cost of Ownership
Though its installed cost is higher than some flooring options, the total cost of ownership for rubber is low because it is durable and inexpensive to maintain, making it a good choice for companies concerned with the long-term implications of their investment.
The conductive version of our ESD Rubber tile has carbon contact points commonly associated with ESD vinyl, with the attractive patterns of a more decorative floor tile. Ergonomically, rubber is a better anti-fatigue floor than either ESD epoxy or ESD vinyl. Like ESD carpet, rubber dampens noise from rolling carts and automatic equipment.
Low Body Voltage Generation:
Two totally different properties that are key considerations when evaluating and selecting ESD Flooring is the ability of the ESD flooring to inhibit charges generation AND dissipate any accumulated charge with an acceptable decay time. An ESD floor with low body voltage generation properties minimizes the charge created by movement of people and equipment. Our ESD Rubber Tile does just that, and if you generate less charge, that's less charge that you have to dissipate- which puts you ahead of the game.
Extremely Low Outgassing:
All tests were performed by an independent test lab according to ASTM E-595. The test method utilizes a screening technique to determine the Volatile Content of Materials (VCM) when exposed to a vacuum environment.
Three parameters are measured: total mass loss (TML), collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM), and the amount of water vapor regained (WVG). The CVCM parameters are one of the best indicators for comparing the outgassing properties of various ESD floor covering. The presence of plasticizers significantly elevates CVCM results. Our ESD Rubber tile flooring has extremely low outgassing. This is due to the fact that our rubber flooring contains no volatile plasticizers. Additional benefits with using ESD Rubber tile floor covering with no plasticizers include:
- Dimensional Stability – our ESD Rubber Tile flooring is not prone to shrinking due to its vinyl plasticizer-free composition.
- Better Chemical and Stain Resistance — all our rubber floors are free of PVC and have extremely dense surfaces which provides floors that are easy and inexpensive to maintain.
ESD Rubber Flooring offers Good Acoustic Performance:
In a comparative study the influence of different floorcoverings on the acoustic situation in a model office has been investigated.
Result: If the room has an adequately chosen acoustic ceiling the acoustic conditions that rubber floorcoverings and textile coverings provide are quite similar.
Two properties that can influence the acoustic behaviour of a building:
Building Acoustics: Impact sound
Staticworx® ESD Rubber floorcoverings reach a reduction of impact sound of up to 20 dB comparable to textile coverings.
Room Acoustics: Sound absorption
The reverberation time of a room should comply with the size and main usage of the room. Guidelines (for example DIN 18 041) for different rooms suggest a certain range for the frequency-dependent reverberation time (see plot on the right).
- Low Cost of Ownership
- Flexible Modularity
- Extremely Hard-Wearing
- Slip Resistant—meets ADA standards
- Low vibration
- Superior Sound Absorption
- Excellent Wear Abrasion
- Low Maintenance
- Dirt Repellent
- Chemical and Solder Resistant
- Withstands Extra Heavy Traffic
- Capable of Stress load to 850 PSI Rolling load
- Meets ANSI/ESD S.20.20