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ESD Access Flooring For Hospitals – Is It The Right Choice?

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The use of ESD access flooring for hospitals and treatment centers is catching the eye of many people these days. However much the trend is increasing, this is far from new to the engineers at SelecTech. In fact, access flooring for hospitals is something we’ve advocated for quite some time. One of the primary reasons (among many others) is that FreeStyle ESD provides superior protection against costly ESD damage.


Did you know?

Because we’re obsessed with static electricity, our team loves fun facts. For instance, did you know a single person can generate up to 5,000 volts of static electricity? It’s true! The high voltage we carry is the reason we are often shocked when walking on a carpeted floor or folding a fleece blanket. The human generation of static electricity and its impact on electronic devices is a big reason why the healthcare industry is taking a hard looking at the ESD industry.


The answer is yes.

The use of sophisticated electronics continues to grow in medical environments. Thus, protecting this equipment has become more crucial than ever before. Typical areas affected include:


  • MRI/Imaging Suites
  • X-Ray
  • Computed Tomography
  • Server Rooms/Data Storage


Static electricity can have a negative impact not only on equipment but also on patients. Issues related to patient diagnosis and care become a significant concern when dealing with static electricity.


  • Patient discomfort
  • Diagnostic failure – for example, the impact static electricity could have on MRI equipment.
  • Data corruption impacting patient records and care charts.


With products such as FreeStyle ESD Interlocking access flooring, medical facilities can have peace of mind that their patients and their equipment are protected.


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FreeStyle access flooring for hospitals

Beyond providing superior protection against static electricity, the innovative access flooring from SelecTech offers many more benefits. Below are just a few.


  • Fast installation with minimal subfloor preparation.
  • Significant reduction in downtime
  • Low maintenance, no-wax finish
  • Tiles are easily removed and reused
  • Superior under-foot comfort
  • Excellent sound reduction
  • Made from recycled content and 100% recyclable
  • Meets CA 1350 indoor air quality protocol
  • MAS certified green


If your healthcare environment could use an upgrade, it’s time to considering flooring that works for you. For more information on the innovative ESD access flooring for hospitals, contact SelecTech today by calling (508) 583-3200.