Static charges of persons may cause an electrostatic discharge when they come into contact with metal. Static charging of persons is an entirely normal process. If these charges cannot escape from the body – before they have reached a certain level, the individual can receive an “electric shock” when touching metal objects. The sensation can arise with static charges of more than 2 kV (kilovolts). The static charge cannot escape from the body if the ambient relative humidity is below 40 % and when the individual is wearing shoes with electrically insulating soles. Under normal climatic room conditions, a static charging of an individual of above 2 kV is not to be expected with laminate flooring. Only laminate flooring that has been tested, certified and is labelled accordingly pursuant to EN 1815 is considered antistatic according to the applicable standards. Highlighted EGGER laminate floors ensure the static charging of an individual UP < 2 KV and comply with the requirements of EN 1815 (verification of electrostatic properties).