Installation & Care
Fulfilling our customers’ and partners’ requirements is a matter of course to us. We would like to give you our assurance that your decision in favour of nora® floor coverings is the right one: today, tomorrow, and thereafter. This is our claim, and we guarantee it!
Your daily operations and related budgets over the long term become more efficient and cost-effective when you eliminate the need of floor coatings in your facility. Say goodbye to waxes, strippers, and the time needed to spread and cure these chemicals with nora. Providing a naturally dense and non-porous surface, nora rubber doesn’t require any additional varnishes.
You can create an environment for yourself and others that reduces the strain on your feet. And your legs. And even your back.
With the added cushion of nora rubber, your every step is supported by superior ergonomics and comfort underfoot. That’s because unlike most floor coverings, nora is made of resilient material that eases the stress of walking and standing. That means less fatigue, and enhanced health.
You want to make the best first impression with your facility space – be it a healthcare setting, learning environment, or public area. A seamless floor surface delivers a strong, attractive aesthetic. The complete absence of plasticizers allows nora rubber to be installed tightly end-to-end and remain dimensionally stable for decades.
You need an environment that can stand up to heavy traffic, rolling loads, and years of use. Wear-resistant nora rubber is manufactured for elasticity and density, providing a cost-efficient flooring solution that delivers reliable, easy-to-maintain value, year after year. In some settings, nora floor coverings have been on the job for more than 30 years and still maintain a flawless appearance. Save yourself unnecessary renovation work and make your spaces enduringly usable and sustainable.
Specific solutions for wear-resistance
In our everyday life, we primarily spend our time in closed rooms. If these rooms have been outfitted using building materials that emit pollutants, these pollutants will accumulate and lead to issues ranging from odor to impacts on health.
Specific solutions for Indoor Air Quality
Small children learn and discover using all of their senses. They play on the floor and get into everything. If the floor contains harmful substances, they can be absorbed into the body through the skin and cause health problems.
This also impacts the quality of the indoor air that children and students breathe. Compatible nora rubber floors contain no PVC, plasticizers (phthalates), chloro-organic compounds, or halogens. With these environmentally-friendly floor coverings, parents and those responsible for kindergartens, schools, and day-care centers can ensure that contact with the floor is always safe.
Specific solutions for Plasticizer-Free
If there is a fire, panic quickly results, and then every second counts. Because toxic smoke is particularly dangerous, the fire and smoke properties of the materials used in construction are important. nora rubber floor coverings are flame-retardant and fire-toxicologically safe. That means that even during a fire no poisonous gasses will be released.
Every day, millions of people spend their time indoors. Their safety is top priority, whether its school children at play, hospital patients healing or travelers rushing to make their next connection.
Some of the most common injuries occur from falls due to slipping on unreliable floors. With our solutions, we’ll help you minimize the risk of slipping and falling – preventing medical leaves, absences, lost productivity time, and even lawsuits.
Industrial floors are often exposed to extreme loads. This often results in not only damage from impacts, but also signs of wear and scratches when heavy machinery and vehicles roll on them for a long time. nora rubber floors are particularly resistant and extremely durable. You floor will remain looking new for decades to come.
Good acoustics, particularly the attenuation of unwanted ambient noise, can be the difference between a restful night of healing at the hospital for a patient, or waking up periodically to the rolling carts coming down the hallway. It can be the difference between a great test score, after being able to hear your teacher clearly and take proper notes, or receiving a failing grade. nora rubber’s ability to dampen unwanted sound can directly impact important outcomes in your facility.
Read here how to minimize the soundscape and noise load by choosing the right building materials.
Your industry and life science spaces must handle enormous static and dynamic loads. Whether you are using simple hand trucks, fork lifts, or other transportation equipment: nora rubber floors can handle your most extreme loads, because they are exceedingly abrasion-resistant, dimensionally stable, and easy to clean. Even after decades, with proper care, your nora floor will show almost no change in appearance.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can endanger the quality and functionality of your important electronics. When electronic components are produced or installed they need to be effectively protected from these possible discharges. Even discharges of as little as 100 V, which are not noticeable to a human being, can damage sensitive components.
In clean rooms or other, sensitive areas within industrial facilities flooring is frequently subject to chemical cleaning and disinfecting agents, corrosive liquids or other media. It is therefore important that floor coverings meet maximum requirements in terms of resistance to these substances in relevant application areas.
Did you know that about 90% of the cost of a floor comes from the perpetual care and maintenance over its entire service life? Chemicals, coatings, and special equipment make cleaning both complex and costly – impacting your operational optimization, and efficiency.
The non-porous, highly dense surface of nora rubber makes cleaning easy to handle – as it’s coating-free and requires little more than water to keep looking new. When it comes to economical cleaning, nora is unbeatable.
Chemicals, acids, oils, and bacteria stand no chance against the non-porous surface of nora floor coverings. For decades nora rubber has inherently repelled and resisted these type of substances and more. See for yourself the results our rubber can deliver.
The complex and time-intensive installation of floor coverings can result in downtimes that can have a negative impact on your passengers and intended timelines of service.
Utilizing nora nTx – a revolutionary fast self-adhesive system - allows you to install nora rubber flooring quickly and easily, thus minimizing overall costs and downtime. The floor is immediately usable, and drying times are eliminated entirely when using this unique technology.
Flooring plays a central role in your interior design. Due to the large area that it covers, it has an enormous impact on the overall impact of your design. Inlays give you unlimited possibilities for elevating your space. Create patterns, effects, wayfinding systems, or brand-specific elements –your imagination can be boundless.
More than ever before, indoor climate - air quality, light, temperature, and acoustics - are shaping the design of office buildings of the future. This is why nora is a partner in the trend-setting research project “My Future Office.”
Hygienists worldwide are focused on how they can create the optimal healing environment for patients, families, and caregivers with a focus on preventing the transmission of hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Building materials are becoming increasingly important in efforts to effectively reduce the transfer risk of infectious diseases. Safe hygienic solutions such as nora rubber flooring are essential.
The “made in Germany” distinction is a first-class quality promise universally recognized worldwide. nora develops and produces exclusively in Germany, and has been included in the “Encyclopedia of German Market Leaders.”
Your floor is the most constantly used surface in your building – day in and day out. Heavy foot traffic, sliding furniture, and falling sharp objects are just a few things your floor must withstand regularly.
Economic analysis of flooring shows that investment costs represent only a small part of total costs. Up to 90% of the costs will only be incurred later, in its useable life. These include regularly recurring protective film restoration, basic cleaning, the application of new coatings, and the associated downtime costs. nora rubber floor coverings, in contrast, are uniquely economical over their useable life thanks to their low follow-up costs.
Color is an important element in the human-centered design approach. And human-centered design, most simply put, is informed by people. Through continual focus groups and design workshops we gather your actual color needs and direct feedback, and that symbiotically informs and guides our product development and color ways.
An easy cleaning system is the best way to maintain a beautiful appearance. For this, you need surfaces that contribute to an economical and efficient solution. Floors are the largest surface in a room that need to be cleaned.
Non-porous wax-free surfaces are therefore very important, as are the possibilities for repair and renovation, not least in the framework of a holistic life-cycle cost analysis.
Being the most customer-oriented flooring manufacturer there is – that’s our goal and our promise to you. From the inception and planning stages of your project, to follow up in-services once the floor is installed – you can lean on us through the entire process – and for the life of your floor.
Cutting the materials you require for your vehicle on location results in long downtimes and associated costs. nora offers “rail car kit” deliveries, that provide you ready-made, pre-cut goods. Since the blank cuts are clearly marked with labels, you can avoid long prep times and the risk of accidentally interchanging the goods on site.