Craftsman Concrete Electrostatic Dissipative Coatings
Floors in data centers are exposed to extreme conditions and must provide a long, uninterrupted service life. We provide floor coating systems that offer long-term solutions to these challenges for builders and technology companies.
We have decades of experience with specialized industrial flooring systems. Give us a call for a consultation.
Requirements for Data Center Flooring
Static control is the most critical and challenging aspect of data center flooring. Data centers house sensitive and expensive equipment easily damaged by uncontrolled electric discharge. Our seamless flooring systems make simple, low-maintenance, and reliable static control easily attainable.
What are Electrostatic dissipative floors?
ESD floors are industrial flooring systems that dissipate electrical charges to protect sensitive equipment and data center employees. In the past, anti-static tiles or static control waxes were commonly implemented; however, these systems introduced maintenance complications. Our ESD anti-static flooring systems can be as simple as a multilayer epoxy system or can incorporate other materials such as urethane or cement.
Our ESD epoxy flooring provides a long, uninterrupted service life despite exposure to extreme conditions. Server room floors are frequently exposed to:
- High Compressive Load
Servers and rack systems introduce a high compressive load to underlying flooring systems. A suitable ESD epoxy flooring system must be able to withstand these forces without failures such as cracks or dents.
- Abrasion and Wear
Repetitive abrasion is inherent to server room flooring. Our ESD systems withstand abrasion while maintaining their static control characteristics.
- Chemical Spills
Our ESD epoxy flooring systems have very high resistance to liquid chemical spills. These include acids, bases, bleach and other cleaning supplies, oils, solvents, and bodily fluids.
Our conductive flooring systems offer extremely low maintenance to enable long-term continuous use. Some of the maintenance benefits of our product are:
- Easy to clean with standard cleaning supplies.
- Seamless. ESD epoxy flooring does not contain grout lines like anti-static tiles.
- Easy dust control
Computer equipment is densely contained in data centers and requires efficient cooling to operate correctly. Unlike other flooring solutions, our ESD coating systems do not absorb heat. This characteristic helps to increase cooling efficiency and equipment performance in data centers.
Where Are ESD Epoxy Floors Used?
Anti-static flooring is most commonly used in areas of a data center where sensitive equipment is installed, such as server rooms. Because of their high price, data centers will often install other types of industrial flooring in less critical areas such as walkways, offices, or bathrooms.
ESD floors are also used in electronics assembly, laboratories, and packaging or processing areas.
When building a data center, choosing the correct ESD flooring system and installer is critical to the construction process.