I have a general purpose workbench that I would like to use for electronic work. It currently has a wood top, which I would like to protect (think varnished butcher block).
I have a small anti-static mat with wrist strap to use when working with sensitive components.
I would imagine that some sacrificial materials which I could use to cover this 2 x 4 foot bench are more ESD safe than others. Is this a factor I should consider when selecting what to lay down?
This is for home/hobby use but all the same I would like to follow best practice provided the cost is not excessive.
Whis is generally used for the top of ESD safe workstations? What would you recommend for hobby use that is reasonably low cost?