What is anti-static flooring, when and why you should use it?

What is anti-static flooring, when and why you should use it?

18 March, 2021

Did you know that there is anti-static flooring? Characteristics like this one allow us to invest in a safe and comfortable space, where we can feel at ease. Choosing the right flooring is a difficult task, but you should keep in mind not only the colour or the material you are selecting but also the technical features like...

Did you know that there is anti-static flooring?

Characteristics like this one allow us to invest in a safe and comfortable space, where we can feel at ease. Choosing the right flooring is a difficult task, but you should keep in mind not only the colour or the material you are selecting but also the technical features like anti-static, resistance, stability, and so on. 

Today, in this article, we will focus on anti-static flooring and how it can help you. Keep reading for more information.

What is an anti-static floor?

An anti-static floor is needed in a wide variety of businesses, but it can also come in very useful in the home space. It is also a highly demanded feature in offices, due to the great amount of static electricity that is accumulated there.

However, what is an anti-static floor? How does it work?

The anti-static floor is used to impede the creation of electrostatic discharge. This, also known as ESD, is the abrupt flow of electricity that occurs when a charged object gets in contact with another surface. Normally it will not cause harm, although it can turn out to be annoying and, in extreme cases, a little dangerous.

 If static electricity is a problem in your home or office, this flooring will help you to solve it and to prevent possible accidents involved with it. It is a key factor to create the right atmosphere in your house of business.

You should also make sure that the flooring you are choosing is truly anti-static. The way it inhibits the electricity is by creating static dissipative or conductive flooring. Nevertheless, keep in mind that not all the flooring with dissipative or conductive features will be anti-static. 

So, to verify the anti-static properties of the flooring you are choosing, we recommend you contact a professional or an expert that helps you taking the right decision.

Why choosing anti-static flooring is a good idea

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As experts in technology and flooring, we know that most industries and big companies need to install anti-static flooring in their facilities. How can you benefit from doing so? Here you will find all the advantages that you will get from it.

Hinder static charges

 Of course, the first point in this list should be their anti-static characteristics. Getting suddenly shocked, even though it does not seem as bad, can be quite dangerous since it can provoke fires and explosions when there is an excess of static electricity. 

Keeping your workers safe is just as easy as installing anti-static flooring.

Easier to clean

Keeping your floor clean is essential to help to prevent the charge of static electricity. Dirt can harm the special features of these types of flooring and damages its anti-static properties. So, cleaning seems to be an issue.

An anti-static floor is normally made from vinyl or laminate flooring, which is easy to wash. You will only need to remove the dirt and use a wet cloth with gel. Unlike other types of floors, you will not have to polish them.

→ Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring: Which to choose? 

Easy to install

The anti-static flooring that you will find in L’Antic Colonial is made from vinyl slats. There are diverse types of installation: drop lock, lock, gluing, and loose lay. Also, some of them come in a rolled format.

The greatest characteristic of a vinyl floor is that it is very easy to install, and you will not need to do any work or remove the older floor – it can be placed over it.

Perfect for any type of space

Do you feel that during the dry months of winter there is too much static electricity? Anti-static flooring is perfect for you but, will you find the design you need for your office?

Thanks to the versatility of vinyl flooring, there is a wide range of products where to choose from. This material can give you the natural look of wood, but also the softness of carpet flooring. Whatever design you might need, you will find it.

Resistant and firm

Another required property to assure the durability of the design you will choose is to know that the flooring installed is resistant to big impacts and high frequency of use. In retail stores and offices, they are even more vulnerable to deterioration.

Are you having this into consideration?

Low maintenance

Finally, the anti-static flooring that you will find in L’Antic Colonial does not need special care to maintain its brand new for a long time. The proper installation and cleaning routine will keep it just like the first day.

What types of anti-static floors are there?

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In L’Antic Colonial we aim to provide as much variety as possible, having quality and technology as our greatest values. Because of that, we can offer you a wide line of anti-static flooring that will adapt to any surface and decoration:

  • Linkfloor Authentic: simulates the texture and properties of natural wood for a natural and cosy environment.
  • Linkfloor Eco: for an industrial and modern look, we recommend you this collection, which recreates the aesthetic of concrete flooring.
  • Linkfloor Grain: braided material which gives a warm sensation on the feet. Ideal for creating a warm atmosphere in your home.

Apart from these, there are more collections in our catalogues that are waiting to be discovered. We encourage you to keep exploring our interactive catalogue to find the perfect anti-static flooring for you.

If you need help deciding and you would like to count on expert advice, then get in contact with our professionals and let them give you the assistance you need.

In L’Antic Colonial, we want to motivate you to create incredible and safe spaces.

Let us inspire you.

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