The ESD Floor division of Restronics NorCal was created in response to the need for a service provider with expertise in ESD control, enabling companies to maximize their investment in ESD-controlled areas.
Restronics has always provided the best products for installing new ESD floors. From high-tech conductive epoxies to the patented Static Stop self-installed interlocking, conductive tiles.
We also represent Desco's Statguard Floor Finish, with its Low VOC version being the safest, greenest, and most effective way to convert non-ESD floors into ESD-resistant ones.
Now, Restronics' ESD Floors team members are fully trained on how to apply a dissipative floor finish, the right way, with 30 plus years of ESD control experience.
Why should you consider Restronics ESD Floors over a janitorial service for your ESD floors?
We know what ESD control is and what the potential effects are if not done correctly. Consequently, we don't touch anything that could damage your sensitive boards or components.
Our team identifies areas of high traffic in entrances, walkways, and underneath work benches.
Prior to applying the finish, we measure the floors to determine where the most care needs to be taken.
Measurements are performed using the latest Desco measurement equipment, all calibrated by the factory and in accordance with ESD TR53.
Following application, we measure the floor to verify all standards have been met as follows:
We conduct both Point to Point and Resistance to Ground resistance tests according to ANSI/ESD STM 97.1.
As per STM 97.1 of ANSI/ESD, we measure the body's Resistance to Ground.
To ensure the 100-volt maximum is not exceeded, we perform the "Walking Test" in accordance with ANSI/ESD STM 97.2.
All measurements, before and after, are given to the customer.
Every month, we will measure the floor finish to allow the customer to track and predict when the next application is necessary.
All of Restronics' employees are trained ESD Techs, and all have been vaccinated.
The NARTE Certification numbers will be provided upon request.
Dissipative floor or a Conductive floor? Which One is best?
A Dissipative floor is very effective at limiting charges while your personnel are walking across the floor. The ANSI standard says no more than 100 volts shall be generated during this action, so you want to ensure the floor has low enough resistance to stay under 100 volts while walking. A common misconception is a floor that measures in the Low 108 Ohms RTG range is good enough. Yes, it meets the spec, but it’s not low enough to act as a ground.
A Conductive floor, or one on the low end of the Dissipative range, is necessary if you want to ground your personnel, carts or chairs to the floor. To accomplish this, it is necessary to bring the resistance down to at least 35 MegOhms RTG or 3.5X 107 Ohms RTG.
If you are not sure, Dissipative or Conductive, select Conductive as it will have lower Resistance to Ground.