At the opening of the Pieter Jelles Troelstraschool in Amsterdam, alderwoman of education, Simone Kukenheim, praised the norament rubber flooring. Alderwoman Kukenheim stated that she was satisfied that a sustainable choice had been made, in part because the rubber flooring selected has a service life of approximately forty years and with a ten-year warranty.
Now that the government is making extra budgets available for schools, it is finally possible to opt for sustainable solutions.
The Westelijke Tuinsteden Foundation, of which this elementary school is a part, has been consciously selecting norament rubber floor tiles for years. The nora rubber floor coverings fit in seamlessly with the ‘Fresh School Concept’, which stipulates that low-emission materials be used in construction. Rubber floor coverings score admirably in this category, with certifications from the Finnish eco-label M1 for odor emissions and the German ‘Blue Angel’.
“All decisions are made after careful consideration prior to designing the school. The lower the maintenance costs, the more money is left for education.
Reason for selecting rubber floor covering: Flooring like this can last for forty years, ensures that the acoustics are pleasant, and is inexpensive to maintain.
The school will recover the high investment thanks to the lower operating costs.”
Annemarie Keizer, Housing Advisor
The Westelijke Tuinsteden Foundation, Amsterdam