Independent laboratory testing has proven Staticworx solid vinyl tile to be among the top-performing static-control flooring solutions on the market.
ESD vinyl tiles are not all alike. From performance to durability, versatility to cost—differences abound. Our point-by-point chartshows the differences between Staticworx Solid Vinyl Tile (SVT) and Armstrong Static Dissipative Vinyl Composition Tile (SDT/VCT).Which would you trust in your critical environment?
PERMANENT STATIC PROTECTION
Armstrong's static-dissipative tile gains its static-control properties from a topically applied ESD polish. The ESD polish provides short-term static control. To be sure it's still in spec, the floor must be tested regularly after maintenance.
Conductive elements—embedded in Staticworx Solid Vinyl Tile during manufacturing—provide permanent static protection. No waxes or additives are ever needed.
Armstrong has a limited 5-year warranty. The warranty
excludes ESD failure after the polish wears off.
Staticworx guarantees ESD protection for as long as you
have your floor.
PERFORMANCE & VERSATILITY
Without regular application of Armstrong ESD wax,
Armstrong SDT does not meet ANSI S20.20 and should
not be used in clean rooms or ultra-sensitive applications.
Staticworx meets all the requirements of ANSI/ESD
S20.20. Our SVT meets ClassZero specs and is ideal for
manufacturing, handling, labs, and R&D.
MAINTENANCE & AESTHETICS
To maintain its static-control properties, Armstrong's
Vinyl Composition Tile requires three coats of polish after
installation and must be waxed regularly. It cannot
Staticworx's Solid Vinyl Tile does not require wax or polish
and can be dry-buffed to a high, hospital-like shine.
DURABILITY & FLEXIBILITY
Armstrong's tiles are brittle, with a load limit of only 75psi.
Because they easily crack, they cannot be used
Staticworx tiles are tough but flexible. Our SVT tile can
withstand heavy loads and won't crack under pressure.
The load limit for Staticworx tile is 2500 psi.
Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile must be periodically waxed
with a special ESD polish. Cost is $1.50 per foot/year.
Because it requires only dry-buffing, maintaining Staticworx SVT is cost-effective and easy.
All Staticworx Ameriworx ESD vinyl tile meets ESD Association ( ESDA ) standards. Download complete independent consultant's ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 certification of Staticworx conductive vinyl tile.
All Ameriworx® and Ameriworx® ROX™ tiles contain 10.4% Pre-consumer Recycled Content
Define the boundariesof your ANSI/ESD S20.20 ESD protected area (EPA) with our new ESD Message tiles. Available in rubber, vinyl or carpet. Custom designs available.