As mentioned here, I am a novice to electronics, and I am currently building a wooden workbench. The workbench will have an ESD bench mount and ESD matting over the entire bench. Furthermore, the floor is hardwood flooring.
In a comment by DKNguyen to this answer, it is mentioned that my fabric chair is a "no no" when it comes to ESD safety. In particular, I will be working with some sensitive components, like laser diodes, so I am indeed concerned about ESD safety. Even so, since money is limited, and since this is a home workshop, I do not want to overdo it with a setup that you would find in professional ESD-safe environments.
The problem is that ESD chairs seem to be very expensive, costing around $1000. However, I did find this "Dissipative Chair Cover", which is far cheaper than the ESD chairs; would putting such dissipative chair covers over non-ESD chairs be sufficient for ESD protection, or will I actually need a full "ESD chair"? If the chair cover is not sufficient, then what should I be looking for in an ESD chair? I found some "ESD chairs" that have the following description: "does not feature the conductive plastic components and steel components with conductive coating found on our other ESD models"; does this make them insufficient for ESD protection?
And, lastly, is it sufficient to just have an ESD chair without ESD-specific flooring?
I would greatly appreciate it if people would please take the time to help me with this.