Avoid fires, keep your hair down.
Anti static mats reduce electrostatic discharge, making the space they are installed safer and more comfortable. Those that work around electricity are obvious users of anti static mats, but many offices, homes and commercial buildings need them too. Sometimes, just having a carpet can create enough static build-up to make constant shocks a significant distraction. Preventing shocks, sparks and fires is a simple one-off job with a quick mat installation.
The function of an anti static mat is to regularly dissipate electrostatic discharge between objects. If the current was allowed to build up instead, it would be discharged suddenly as an uncharged object met a charged one, creating a spark, shock or even explosion. Anti static mats are different from electrical safety mats in that they allow the current to pass through, rather than blocking it altogether.
Although protecting people from static electricity is the priority, many businesses have expensive machinery that also needs protection. Static build-up pulls dust into tiny spaces in machinery, dirtying them and causing them to overheat or fail. Even low-cost equipment can be damaged by static electricity, as it causes it to stick together, attract dust or otherwise malfunction.
Our anti static mats are all very easy to install, but we offer installation services for anyone that wants it done professionally. We can conduct a site visit, measure your space and recommend the ideal anti static matting solutions for your space. If you need a portable anti static mat, we are happy to provide the information you need over the phone, if you prefer. Our mats are also easy to clean with just a vacuum and damp cloth. For more thorough cleaning instructions, check the cleaning tab on individual products.