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Old 03-28-2017, 02:40 AM
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Racedeck Flooring - Static!

Anyone else have one of these floors and suffer from static charges everytime you walk across it?

I seem to be the only one suffering. It doesn't affect my wife but its starting to get me down!
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:34 AM
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Anyone else have one of these floors and suffer from static charges everytime you walk across it?

I seem to be the only one suffering. It doesn't affect my wife but its starting to get me down!
Very strange. I've had Racedeck for something like 10 years and never felt any static electricity. I suspect you are picking up the charge from somewhere. Static electricity is the result of electrons being scraped off, so usually you need a surface that will scrape at a fine level (like a moving your hand across a sweater). It doesn't seem likely the (relatively) smooth Racedeck tiles could do that type of scraping, but I guess you never know.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:18 AM
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Hello, we use it all the time, never any charge. Hmmm.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:54 AM
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You have what is not an uncommon problem. The tech industry deals with this all the time.
Use this or similar:

ACL Staticide 2001 - General Purpose Staticide - Gallon
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:02 PM
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It was a nightmare when I was laying it, but thought once it was done it wouldn't affect me....wrong. Even if I lean against my car ramp the static goes through my clothes!

As I said, doesn't affect the wife!
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:02 PM
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You have what is not an uncommon problem. The tech industry deals with this all the time.
Use this or similar:

ACL Staticide 2001 - General Purpose Staticide - Gallon
Thanks - Will see what I can find in the uk.
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What are your typical clothing fabrics, as compared to what the wife wears? Synthetic fabrics seem to create a lot more static than most natural fibers, I find.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:37 PM
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There is some more information here -> Race Deck Static electricty - The Garage Journal Board

Jorgen, CEO of RaceDeck, is pretty active on Garage Journal. He hasn't seen this be a common problem, but there are definitely several people chiming in that have serious static issues. I only skimmed the thread, but it sounds like spraying with anti-static fixes the problem, so it seems like Scott's recommendation may fix it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:15 PM
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Interesting - I'll just get some fabric static spray and see how it goes.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:31 AM
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Well I tried the spray. Worked for about 10 days and now its back, this time worse I think!

Its driving me nuts!
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:46 AM
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I only get static problems with my floor when it is cold and dry air in the winter. Yes, it can be a little annoying but well worth the comfort compared to sitting/laying on cold concrete.

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Well I tried the spray. Worked for about 10 days and now its back, this time worse I think!

Its driving me nuts!
What's the humidity level inside your garage? I assume it has heat and air?

If the air is too dry then maybe add a bit of moisture using a humidifier.

But it seems odd suggesting this to someone in the UK.
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Ha....it stays at 45-50% as its dehumidified
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:25 PM
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Ha....it stays at 45-50% as its dehumidified
For personal comfort and health, you're right on target.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:27 AM
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Im staying out of the garage at the moment...the end of my index finger is numb!
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:11 AM
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Are you wearing tennis shoes? I've noticed that different brands tend to generate varying amounts of static electricity, especially on carpets.
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I don't have static with mine but in general I would never use the product again....
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Don't wear flannel pants.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:15 AM
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I don't have static with mine but in general I would never use the product again....
Im kind of with you. Im actually quite disappointed with the overall finish, even more gutted about the static, but having just installed 540 ft2, I won't be in any hurry to replace it quite yet.

Another 20 just spent on static spray!
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Don't wear flannel pants.
Only wear Sponge Bob ones....or do you mean trousers!
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