Turn standard VCT into ESD Tiles
Tired of ESD Wax failing audits? Transform STANDARD Tiles into ESD Tile and EASILY pass ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 every time it's tested.
Standard vinyl composition tiles (or VCT as it's known in the industry) has been a mainstay floor covering for well over 50 years. It's probably the most popular floor covering in the world. Why? It's robust, bonds very well to concrete, is inexpensive and can handle some rolling loads with ease.
The Problem? VCT is highly insulative!
Tribo-electrification (contact and separation between a person's shoes or rolling carts in combination with the VCT) generates static potential in the thousands of volts.
VCT just can't provide the level of ESD control required in static control environments (antistatic floor finish doesn't have enough conductivity). Covering standard VCT with ElectraGuard is reliable, saves the costly removal of the VCT and provides outstanding longevity and premium static control. ElectraGuard esd epoxy is much more resilient than mere ESD floor paints although application and preparation are similar. ElectraGuard is warranted for lifetime conductivity, it's economical, long lasting and very resistant to chemicals. The ElectraGuard Hi Gloss System can be high speed polished for a mirror like shine. ElectraGuard meets the newest specifications for static control including ANSI ESD S 20.20-2014, 97.1 and 97.2 (mandatory in electronic manufacturing this year)!
Installation Overview: Remove floor wax and coatings that may interfere with the adhesion of the ElectraGuard Floor Paint by stripping the floor with ElectraStrip. Follow the directions for use and observe the safety precautions listed in the SDS sheet when using this product. Double rinse the tiles with cool clean water and allow the tiles to thoroughly dry. Install the electrical floor ground. Install a bond strength test kit and observe the results. If the results prove good adhesion roll 3 coats of ElectraGuard (one per day for three days). After the final coat allow 24 hours for the paint to cure and mop on 2 thin coats of ElectraThane and one very thin coat of ElectraGlaze. These sealers may be applied all in the same day. Please see the full instructions prior to using this system. ElectraGuard has a typical coverage of about 350 square feet per gallon per coat. The Sealers have a coverage of about 1,500 square feet per gallon per coat. The cost of the full system (three coats of Epoxy and the associated sealers) run about $1.26 per square foot at 7,900 square feet.
Recent Installs of ElectraGuard Over Standard Tile
More photos of the posted install shown above
ElectraGuard American Made ESD Epoxy Floor Paint installed over standard (non conductive) tiles.
United SCP Tames the Static Beast BEFORE it Takes Another Byte!
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This page last updated or checked for accuracy on 11/11/2019