How do I Know if I'm getting a QUALITY ESD
Tile? It's easy - test it by folding
the tile in two. If it snaps, consider
another tile. Why? Excessive fillers and
plasticizers will make tiles brittle and may
compromise the electrical conductivity that
is required for an ESD tile to dissipate a
static charge. In Fact, MANY popular ESD
tiles use insulative limestone as
their major ingredient.
That's right, some
up to 90% limestone! ESD Tiles that use
excessive fillers generally require an ESD
Floor finish and humidity to meet the latest standards.
Tiles of this nature may perform at humidity
levels >45% but don't plan on getting
consistent readings when the humidity drops
Poor tile composition may lead to a mere 5 year warranty on
wear. They may easily break under heavy loads,
and often shrink and pit over a period of
time. Plus, ESD floor finish is difficult
to maintain and will provide inconsistent
electrical conductivity. Why? ESD floor
finish is dependent on the ambient humidity
in the air for its conductivity. So, if an ESD floor finish is REQUIRED
NOT SO with ESD Tiles from United SCP!
Cross Section of ESD
tile containing conductive elements throughout the entire
thickness of the tile.
Unlike "construction grade" ESD tile
Our Tile Selections have been
preselected to handle the bend and break
test and they contain conductive elements
that extend throughout the entire thickness
of the tiles. As such, they don't require
ESD floor finish, will never snap or break,
work at ANY level of humidity and have a LIFETIME warranty on the
electrical conductivity that gives them
superior static control properties.
micro edged for a near seamless appearance
and handle compressive loads (like forklift,
cart and chair caster traffic) that make
tiles crack or shatter. Static control
flooring is an integral part of a successful
ESD program, take the time to evaluate your
know what you are getting.
Construction Grade ESD Control Tile
Expand Photo of Pitting.