Why cannabis labs need ESD flooring
SelecTech launched a cannabis lab division last fall. The reason for the special division has to do with the particular needs of a cannabis lab. Those needs can include static control, thus warranting ESD flooring.
A cannabis lab can contain a number of combustible chemicals. When you consider the amount of static electricity a human being can generate by walking across the floor—up to 3,000 volts—you have a potential hazard on your hands unless you have some sort of mitigation. ESD flooring can greatly reduce static electricity in the lab.
Those same chemicals can do a lot of damage should there be a spill and the liquid gets underneath the floor. Our interlocking products can be installed with a water-proof seam sealer that makes tiles liquid-tight but still removable and replaceable.
Then, there’s the additional factor of electronic components in a cannabis lab. While those might not necessarily be as much at risk as electronics in other types of labs, the static control from ESD flooring does provide additional safety measures.
If you operate a cannabis lab or are planning to open one and wonder if it requires ESD flooring, please give us a call at 508-583-3200. For more background on our cannabis lab division, click the button below.
If you would like more information, please give us a call at 508-583-3200.