EURO-FLEX Easy ESD Interlocking Vinyl Tile Flooring System
- No adhesives required
- Can be installed over most existing subfloors
- Can be installed over high moisture concrete
- Easy and fast installation
- Instantly ready for use
- Seamless appearance
- Can handle moderate rolling loads
- Can be removed and reinstalled
- No confusing underlayment grids required
- No wax required
- Slip resistant
- Nearly invisible seams and instantly conductive tile to tile.
- Lifetime warranty on electrical properties
- Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014
- Meets ANSI/ESD 97.1
- Meets ANSI/ESD 97.2
The EURO-FLEX Easy ESD Series Interlocking Vinyl Tile Flooring System is a semi glossy, permanently ESD conductive, interlocking vinyl tile. It features an extremely durable and easy to clean conductive wear layer, as well as a fully conductive backing. No adhesives are required. Designed for rapid installation over any existing smooth, hard surface. Installations are fast, odorless, and instantly ready for traffic. It is designed for use in areas that require ESD conductive flooring such as electronics manufacturing facilities, laboratories, healthcare, data rooms, and explosives manufacturing or handling environments. Permanently conductive it will never need to be waxed. It should only be installed indoors, within climate-controlled spaces.
The laser tight interlocking joints provide a conductive path from tile-to-tile so there is no need for any confusing and time-consuming wall-to-wall underlayment grids. Each installation requires at least two grounding points, constructed of copper grounding tape. Each shipment contains a grounding kit that includes copper tape and a simple to follow guide. The tiles are then simply laid on top of the copper grounding tape.
The precision interlocking joints combined with the granular pattern cause the seams to virtually disappear, especially in the darker colors. Finished installations may have the appearance of sheet vinyl or even poured floors.
The tiles are removable and re-deployable. Once the joints are located, the tiles can easily be removed and reinserted, even from within the middle of an installation. Should the need arise, installations may be uninstalled and reinstalled in other locations. It is a permanent, but fully portable ESD flooring system, making it the perfect solution for temporary or leased spaces, as well as over raised access floors. Since the system does not require adhesives it is also the perfect solution for problem subfloors such as contaminated or high moisture concrete.
Additionally, since it can be installed over any hard surface, there is no reason to tear out existing floor coverings such as asbestos tile which saves the expense of abatement processes. This special feature can save thousands of dollars in labor and waste disposal, as well as reduce landfill space.
The standard tile size is 24” x 24” (nominal) with a thickness of three millimeters. Additional sizes and thicknesses are possible, but minimums may apply. A tile thickness of six millimeters is available and required for heavy forklift use. While setting up equipment within the space plywood or Masonite panels may be temporarily laid on top of the three-millimeter-thick version to accommodate forklift traffic.
Tiles in the 3 millimeters thickness have been successfully installed over thin pile glued down commercial carpet without padding. Success that type of application may depend on the intended activity within the space.
Only non-marking mallets with flat faces should be used. Mallets with crowned faces require more effort. Always align the corners before locking the tiles together. For an even faster, more efficient installation use a flat, smooth, 30 inch section of a wood two-by-four as a tapping block. Watch the video to see how easy this is to do. Large open spaces can be covered at a rate of approximately three hundred and seventy-five square feet per hour! Rapid installation!
The ESD tiles are offered in four standard colors: Clean White, Light Gray, Dark Gray, and Charcoal Black. Seams are less visible with the darker colors. Corresponding regular non-ESD tiles are available as well.
The tiles are directional. Directional markings can be found on the back of each tile. The tiles should be installed in the same direction. Most installations will begin at the center of the room and work outward. Other starting points are possible. Because the tiles visually-blend together so well, tiles should be placed face down with the backing side up until ready to place and tap them into position. The tiles can be cut to size using a standard tile cutter or with a standard utility knife and straight edge.
Wall base should be installed to cover the required expansion space along the walls and other fixed objects. Wall base can be installed directly over the grounding tape. The grounding tape can also be painted.
Use flooring transitions that will allow space for expansion. Cut and install under door jambs when possible.
The tiles can be mechanically cleaned. The joints of the 3-millimeter-thick tiles are suitable for chair castors, carts, moderate pallet jack traffic and some electric vehicles. The tiles work extremely well with the drag chains on material handling equipment. A tile thickness of 6-millimeters is required for heavy forklift use. While setting up equipment within the space plywood or Masonite panels may be temporarily laid on top of the three-millimeter-thick version to accommodate forklift traffic.
Conductive flooring is not a consumer flooring and requires heel straps with 1 MΩ resistors for user protection. Not recommended for use under fork lift traffic.
- Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014
- Meets ANSI/ESD97.1 (<1.0E06) RTG for electronics manufacturing facilities and FAA ultra-sensitive areas)
- Meets ANSI/ESD 97.2 (<25V) Resistance in Combination with a Person)
- Tile Size: 24 in x 24 in (nominal) or 59 cm x 59 cm
- Coverage Area per tile: 3.75 sqft
- Thickness: 3 mm or .12" gauge
Sub-floors must be structurally sound and level. They can be installed over concrete, wood, metal, epoxy, terrazzo or old VCT or asbestos tile. Grout lines of ceramic tile should be leveled (to avoid telegraphing). Products and building shall be acclimatized to a temperature of at least 68°F 24 hours prior to installation. To accommodate thermal expansion, a 12mm (.5”) expansion space shall be provided away from walls for any approx. 50m2 (500 sf) area. (Similar to the precautions taken when installing laminate floors). Tiles can be cut to size with a utility knife, circular, or jig saw. Tiles should be connected using a non-marking rubber mallet. Grounding should be carried out according to local codes.
All ESD flooring installations must be grounded, but the recommended procedure may vary by product type. Grounding methods may also vary by local building codes and local ordinances. Building owners / flooring installers should consult with a local licensed electrical professional regarding the grounding process.
Our guide shows the most common grounding method using TSC Copper Tape to ground the flooring installation to an AC electrical outlet.
ESD flooring installations should have a minimum of TWO grounding points. Installations over 3,000 sqft should have the required minimum of TWO grounding points plus an additional grounding point for every additional 3,000 sqft of installed area. The grounding method shown in our document is only one possible method. There are other possible methods such as connecting to the building’s steel columns or copper grounding rods. Please see our grounding guide: Grounding guide for the EURO-FLEX Easy ESD Series Interlocking Vinyl Tile Flooring System
Maintain with neutral non-film forming detergent. Please note that conductive waxes or dressings are not recommended for non-absorbent flooring as these products may build up and become insulating if soil coats such dressings. Do not wax. Follow the detailed maintenance instructions for conductive resilient Euro-Flex™.
Products are warranted for ONE YEAR if installed in strict adherence to factory specifications on approved sub-floors and by trained personnel. Products are warranted for FIVE YEARS against non-conformance to technical specifications. LIFETIME warranty on conductive properties under normal conditions of use and with adherence to ESD maintenance instructions. Warranties are limited to replacing or at seller’s option, repairing products if notice of defect is given in writing and if TSC’s examination shows that the products have failed under the terms and limitations of this limited warranty. No responsibility for the cost or removing, re-installing or freight can be assumed under this warranty.