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ESD versus Non-ESD Flooring for Labs

flooring for labs

When choosing the best flooring for labs, there are many elements to consider. For example, the type of lab and work being done is a significant consideration. Laboratories and cleanrooms have strict guidelines concerning the cleanliness and operations within the room. In contrast, a salon or educational environment will have leaner guidelines. 

Here at SelecTech, we have the ideal flooring for various commercial flooring needs.


ESD Flooring for Laboratories

ESD is an acronym used for the term “electrostatic discharge.” This is the action by which a person will create static by moving. Then, the static will discharge when the same person touches another object. In other words, the “zap” we’ve all experienced at one point or another. However, many people don’t realize that the little “zap” can contain up to 3,000 volts of static electricity. 

Hence the arrival of ESD flooring. Created from a combination of materials, such as carbon fibers that transfer the electrostatic charge from a person back to the flooring. Thus reducing the chance of the “zap” through physical contact. ESD flooring can be a crucial element for aerospace as well as flooring for labs to control unwanted effects from electrical equipment.


Non-ESD Flooring

Although ESD flooring is specially designed to redirect electrostatic discharge, many non-ESD flooring products can operate similarly. For instance, let’s consider a clean room that may not necessarily need the stringent aspects of static control like an aerospace operation would. Even though the static requirement may be lower, other aspects of the flooring may still be required. Floors that are durable, maintainable, waterproof, and aesthetically pleasing can prove to be a challenging find. However, FreeStyle has the flooring solution you’re seeking. 

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Flooring for Labs | FreeStyle by SelecTech

Founded in 1993, SelecTech was created with the mission of creating valuable products from scrap plastics. Using state-of-the-art technology and innovative product design, SelecTech created FreeStyle flooring. With up to 100% recycled content and 100% recyclable, FreeStyle is helping industries across the board. With their ESD flooring for labs, life has never been easier.

Call us today and see how we can transform your business flooring solution to that of the next level (508) 583-3200.