Genuine linoleum is a 100% biodegradable material composed of linseed oil, pine resin, cork, wood, pigment, and limestone. Depending on material construction, it is known to have antistatic properties which mitigate some triboelectric charges that cause zaps and static buildup. The electrical resistance of conventional linoleum maintains a static resistance of about 1 x 10^10 ohms which validates its properties as an anti-static material (between 1 x 10^10 – 1 x 1012).
Hospitals, laboratories, and computer centers require further protection to suppress static charges and mitigate them completely. For aesthetics and stylish appearances, conductive carpet flooring tiles are an effective static control measure.
Interlocking ESD floors are a common remedy for ESD safety across large floor plans, particularly when ANSI/ESD S20.20 compliance is required. S20.20 designates regimental best practices that outline how to protect sensitive devices from static shock risks.