You need more than a floor. You need a functional learning environment that supports the work of students and staff alike. That’s why nora strengthens early childhood education, K-12 schools and colleges and universities with flooring solutions that reduce maintenance, absorb noise and increase underfoot comfort. We’re here to help you improve your environment.
Dealing with Comfort Underfoot
Your facility can help reduce the strain on your feet. And your legs. And even your back. With nora education flooring solutions, your every step is supported by superb resiliency and comfort underfoot. That’s because unlike most floor coverings, nora flooring is made of slip-resistant material that eases the stress of walking and standing. That means less fatigue for staff and more safety for students.
Visit the nora® Studies: Ergonomics page to learn how new testing proves our flooring reduces fatigue and increases comfort.
“Parents know that their children are in a safe, nurturing environment.”
Lisa John, Administrator – Division of Education, Chickasaw Nation
Read the Chicksaw Nation Child Development Center story
Dealing with Acoustics
You know all that noisy walking and talking that never seems to let up? Did you know there’s a technical term for that kind of noise? We call it “footfall sound.” And did you know that it’s possible to dramatically reduce your perception of footfall sound? You can. While most building materials simply transfer noise throughout your space, nora flooring’s acoustic properties reduce the amount of sound being generated and contribute to a quieter environment.
To further understand how floor coverings affect the noise level in your facility, read our Working Through the Noise acoustics white paper.
“It seems to absorb sound in otherwise noisy hallways and busy classrooms.”
Bill Boyle, Superintendent, Walton-Verona School District
Read the Walton Verona story
Dealing with Maintenance
With the right flooring, maintenance can become a lot less inconvenient for faculty, staff and students. Designed to reduce the need for frequent cleaning, nora floor coverings have an uncommonly dense surface. This helps repel dirt and bacteria. And since nora flooring requires no waxing, no specialty coatings, no labor-intensive stripping and no re-coating, you won’t have to deal with those irritating chemical fumes. In fact, nora flooring can be cleaned with little more than tap water.
“Cleaning is simple, saving our staff considerable time.”
Cammie Neill, Assistant Principal, Columbia High School
Read the Columbia High School story
Safeguarding Against Stains
Students certainly know how to put a facility through the ringer. That’s why nora offers highly stain-resistant floor coverings that make it possible to clean some of the toughest spills—even lab experiment chemicals. Our unique flooring stands up against all the rigors of an educational facility, from scuff marks to spilled milk.
“We were very pleased with how nora® flooring samples responded to testing.”
Dana Eldredge, Director of Career and Technical Education, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
Read the Hollenstein story
Dealing with Durability
Your school sees a lot of student traffic. Durable materials from nora flooring resist the damage caused by high-traffic footfall, rolling equipment and cleaning chemicals in your educational facility. Wear-resistant rubber flooring provides a cost-efficient industrial flooring solution that delivers reliable, easy-to-maintain value, year after year. In some university buildings, nora floor coverings have been on the job for more than 30 years and still maintain a flawless appearance.
“We knew it might be another 30 years before we could renovate again. So, we wanted it to last; we wanted it to be durable.”
Larry Hill, Project Manager, University of Colorado Boulder
Read the University of Colorado story
Ensuring Safe Conditions
Students may never “stop running in the halls.” But if they’re running on nora flooring, they’ll at least be less likely to get hurt. From stairwells to cafeterias to gymnasiums, students, teachers and visitors alike can feel confident that they’re walking on solid ground. Because our slip-resistant rubber floors exceed OSHA regulations, greatly reducing the likelihood of falls for faculty as well as students.
“Thousands of students walk up and down those staircases every day.”
Craig MacDonald, Director, Maintenance and Facility Services, McMaster University
Read the McMaster story