Many people do not know the difference between static dissipative and static conductive flooring.

In order to understand what makes these two floor coverings different, one needs to first understand what they are designed to do, and why.

The human body can generate up to 30 000 Volts in static electricity depending on the type of clothing we wear, the type of upholstery we sit on or floor coverings we walk on. The resulting discharge from the electron imbalance when we touch a grounding source is often felt as a static shock when touching another object. This energy discharge is problematic when working with flammable gasses or sensitive electronic equipment, and the static charge needs to be dissipated via ESD floor coverings or other ESD products, in a controlled manner in order to avoid damage to equipment or people. From Dataweek.