ZeroStat ESD Carpet: Installation and Certification
ESD Carpet Can Install & Certify
ESDCarpets not only provides the latest ESD
flooring technology, we also install and certify our static
control carpet. We excell at making your work environments ANSI/ESD
S20.20 “Class 0” ESD compliant.
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Installing Static Control / ESD Carpet
Electronic Assembly, Raised Flooring, Networked Offices, Control
Towers, Command Centers and Labs
Before you go any further remember: An ESD floor isn't installed
like standard flooring. At ESDcarpet.com we "do" ESD
flooring installs. Any ESD flooring material, thousands of
successful installs, great references PLUS certification
to the latest EOS ESD guidelines! Product Overview, Installation
Recommendations and Compatible Adhesives
ZeroStat ESD control carpet tiles provide a electrically conductive
pathway from a person to ground allowing static electricity
to be discharged without harming sensitive electronics. In
high tech environments (such as networked offices and control
towers) static can devastate electronics' causing a variety
of "glitches" and blown components required for
critical applications. Static control is of such importance
assembly environments, that technicians routinely wear static
control shoes or foot grounding devices (in combination with
the installed flooring) to provide intimate skin to floor
contact and the ultimate in static protection. ZeroStat Carpet
are Engineered to also control the electrostatic charge generation
of rolling equipment such as carts, chairs, test equipment
and transport means of subassemblies or completed product.
When installing remember: Static control flooring is an integral
component of the clients production reliability, thus the
proper installation is important! Utilizing conductive filaments
with a 100% solution dyed nylon and tufted, dense pattern
textured loop, this ESD carpeting provides the utmost in
Unlike typical "low
kV" (standard anti-static carpeting) our conductive
filaments are inserted in each yarn end of the basic raw
superior manufacturing technology provides a carpeting than
never requires chemical anti-stat treatments yet provides
exceedingly consistent electrical conductivity across the
of the material.
Utilizing a proprietary process, our raw broadloom is than
bonded to a durable, semi conductive, textured, condensed
closed cell vinyl backing. After curing, this dimensionally
backed broadloom is precision cut to specific sizes (either
18" x 18" or 24" x 24" 36" x 36" and
boxed to protect the carpet face and corners during shipping.
24" carpet tiles are provided in either boxes of 27 or
18 each, 18" tiles are provided in boxes of 24.
Make sure that the sub-floor and site conditions meet your
The installation of ZeroStat carpet tiles shouldn't begin
until the work of all other trades (especially overhead trades)
has been completed. The installation areas must be clean,
fully enclosed, weather-tight and have the permanent HVAC system
set at a minimum of 68o F (20o C) for a minimum of 72 hours
prior to, during and after installation. The ZeroStat Carpet
Tiles must be delivered to the installation area and allowed
to acclimatize in the same manner. To allow for proper inspection
of the substrate, installation of the flooring and final
of the install all areas to receive flooring must be adequately
lighted. Wood floors should be of double construction with
a minimum thickness of 1 inch. The wood floor must be rigid,
free from movement and have at least 18" of well ventilated
air space below. Typically, ZeroStat carpet tiles shouldn't
be installed over wooden sub-floors built on sleepers over,
on or below grade concrete floors without special considerations.
Contact us if such a install is required.
Our recommended adhesives bond to a variety of substrates!
The subfloor to receive the flooring should be smooth, flat,
level, permanently dry, clean and free of all foreign material
such as dust, paint, grease, oils, solvents, curing and hardening
compounds, sealers, asphalt and old adhesive residue. The concrete
must have a minimum compressive strength of 3500 psi. Patch
and repair minor cracks and other imperfections with a Portland-base
patching compounds. Do not install floor coverings over gypsum-based
leveling or patching compounds. It is essential that calcium
chloride moisture tests be taken on all concrete floors regardless
of the age or grade level. One test should be conducted for
every 1000 sq. ft. of flooring (minimum of 3). The test should
be conducted around the perimeter of the room, at columns and
where moisture may be evident. The moisture emission from the
concrete must not exceed 5.0 lbs per 1000 sq'ft. in 24 hours
(for our conductive liquid adhesive) and 3.5 lbs per 1000 sq/ft
for our textile reinforced releasable adhesive system. A diagram
of the area showing the location and results of each test should
be submitted to the Architect, General Contractor or End User.
If the test results exceed the limitations, the installation
must not proceed until the problem has been corrected.
Insure that the received materials meet your criteria!
Prior to installation of this product insure that all floor
covering materials and adhesive have arrived on site, that
the dye lots, and part numbers match the clients order and
that the materials have arrived in undamaged condition. Don't
forget; allow the materials to time acclimatize to the temperature
controlled environment of the installation area for at least
72 hours prior to beginning the install.
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1) cement, 2) copper foil,
not hooked to ground in this picture, 3) wall 4) electrical
outlet face plate cover.
The ZeroStat ESD Carpeting
is designed to work in conjunction with one of two types of
our conductive adhesives (either our ESDcarpet.com Conductive
textile reinforced releasable or our GZ 2000 water based liquid
adhesive. In the case of a non porous surface such as standard
VCT, the liquid adhesive must be applied over our conductive
primer (contact us for details when covering non porous surfaces)
Adhesives are typically applied over a copper foil ground strip
or grid (grounding materials supplied at no charge with your
order. The amount of copper foil will vary with the level of
protection desired (we group the grounding requirements into
three categories; basic, advanced, critical). For extended
information on grounding please visit How to Ground Your ESD
Flooring. For "redundant grounding insurance," finished
installations can be additionally grounded from the fiber face
to a reliable electrical ground via our unique GZ grounding
plates (included at no charge with your order).
Layout is similar to a vinyl or VCT tile install. Installation
generally starts in the middle of the area and works it's
way out from a carefully placed + pattern with edge of carpet
tiles being meticulously placed along chalk lines. Keep in
mind, our carpet tiles are DIRECTIONAL and well marked with
a arrow on the back of each tile. These arrows MUST all point
in the same direction!
Our Adhesives bond to the impossible! Curing just takes a
As mentioned earlier we have two types of conductive
adhesives recommended for use with ZeroStat Carpet Tiles.
are designed to provide a "equiplane of conductivity" between
the insulative substrate and the conductive carpeting. Chances
are that your client has previously picked the adhesive when
ordering the flooring material. When quoting install cost it's
always best to ask about their selection. Following are the
advantages and specific nuances of each:
1) US 2000 Releasable Adhesive is a textile reinforced, double
stick "tape." Available in conductive and standard.
Perfect for installing floors in leased facilities (when you
move the floor goes with you). Excellent choice for asbestos
laden substrates, raised computer floors and fast track usage
(requires no curing time to achieve bond). This material is
supplied in a 39" x 86' rolls. Designed to cover a variety
of surfaces including existing well bonded VCT, Linoleum, Cement,
Steel, Hardwood, virtually any surface that is smooth, dust
and oil free, well bonded and meets the moisture emission requirements
of being below 3.5 lbs per 1000 sf (calcium chloride test).
Easy to use, clean, odor free and FAST (saves about 25% in
labor over troweled on liquid adhesive).
Releasable Adhesive Application: Grasping inside
tube of roll, walk backwards (with light tension on roll),
peeling off "run." Align
with any adjacent (previous) runs. Note: Although runs can
be overlapped it's easiest (for liner removal purposes) to
leave a slight 1/16 gap between runs). When comfortable with
positioning, lightly broom in place (to remove any excessive
bubbles). Remove top liner from sheet, observe carpet lay direction
(arrow on carpet tile vinyl backing), place tiles on adhesive
surface (starting at inside corner and carefully aligning edges).
Note: Do not compress. Upon completion roll in place with 75#
Roller. Floor may be used immediately!
Do Not Compress carpet tiles into place! Slight seams may be
evident but blend after vacuuming and usage.
2) GZ-C2000 Conductive Liquid is a permanent,
solvent free, water based, one part conductive adhesive system
for use with our conductive flooring materials. When properly
applied this adhesive has excellent seam strength, and does
not require additional seaming adhesive. GZ-C2000 is designed
for use on, above or below grade, on unsealed concrete, VCT,
Vinyl's, Steel, Mahogany and "sturdy floor type" subflooring
(our latex based conductive primer is typically required for
non-absorptive substrates). GZ-C2000's Advanced Polymeric Acrylic
features the highest conductive filler to bond strength ratio
and tolerance to cement moisture emissions in the industry:
Warranted to 5.0 lbs per 1000 sf (calcium chloride test).
GZ-C2000 Conductive Liquid Application: Apply
using a 1/16" x
1/16" square notched trowel. Allow adhesive to slightly
tack, observe carpet lay direction (arrow on vinyl backing),
place tiles on adhesive surface (starting at inside corner
and carefully sliding into place). After 4 hours, carpet tiles
may be rolled using a light weight(<51#) vinyl tile roller.
Prior to rolling large area look for adhesive oozing between
seams and possibly onto carpet, discontinue rolling for 8 more
hours if evident). To avoid shifting of tiles do not allow
equipment or other heavy loads to utilize floor for: 72 hours
(cement) and 96 hours (primed non absorptive substrates). Clean
up trowels and hands with warm soapy water. If adhesive gets
on carpeting clean immediately with warm water blotting dry
with dry clean towel.
- Water soluble Acrylic Polymer, freeze / thaw stable; @ 5 cycles
@ 0 degrees.
- Non flammable, solvent free with little to no odor.
- Moisture resistant, mildew resistant, anti-microbial.
- Working time on non porous subfloors; allow
to slightly flash prior to laying material,
- Working time on porous subfloors; lay into
wet to slightly tacky adhesive.
- One year shelf life in unopened container.
- Toxics: VOC emissions 0 grams per liter (calculated
per CA SCR 1168).
- Resistance: < 1E04.
- Appearance: Gray paste with gray and brown
installation: If required,
carpeting may be cleaned using standard methods and
is all that
is typically needed. When required, a "dry" carpet
cleaning method is recommended however wet extraction may be
used. Do not use a wet extraction method prior to liquid adhesive
achieving full cure (72 to 96 hours) and do not over saturate
carpeting when wet cleaning. Do not apply any type of carpet
protectant (stain or dirt repellants) as this may change the
electrical conductivity of material.
Hopefully the electricians and other trades have stayed out
of your way during the install. Don't hesitate to give us a
call if you have questions, comments or if you run into any
snags. We're here to help!
- Dispose installation waste being sure to follow any local and
state regulations for the spent materials.
- If your Client requires a Certification of Electrical Conductivity,
contact us for details.