Installation & Care
In building projects, the flooring is one of the last of jobs to be completed. For this reason, flooring is usually chosen at a very late stage. By this time, the budget is often already largely used up on other installations. "There is a great temptation, in this case, to simply opt for the cheapest flooring without taking into account factors such as maintenance costs and lifespan", said Uwe Bauer, Head of Application Engineering at nora systems. In addition, the purchase costs and maintenance costs are often paid for from different pots and the decision-makers only consider their own particular area of responsibility. Over subsequent years, it often turns out that the supposedly cheap product is very expensive in the long term. Especially as regards costs for cleaning, re-coating and restoration.
Choosing a high-quality product like the rubber flooring by nora systems pays off in the long term when life cycle costs are considered. This is because the demands made of flooring are very high, especially in busy buildings. It has to be particularly resilient and cheap to clean. Factors such as environmental friendliness and ergonomic comfort also play an important role. Due to their thick surface, nora floors are not only extremely hard-wearing and easy to look after, they also do not need to be coated – which is a great advantage. Not only does this save time and money that would be needed repeatedly for re-coating. In many buildings – primarily hospitals, but also industrial plants – it is also almost impossible to temporarily close areas for thorough cleaning and applying new coatings. Rubber floor coverings by contrast are in continuous operation – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The extreme wear resistance and longevity of rubber floor coverings, which still look practically new even after many years of intensive usage, make a decisive contribution to sustainability. For if the floor covering has to be replaced ten times during the average life span of a building of 70 years, this produces a more negative rating in the sustainability assessment than if it only needs to be replaced twice or three times.
nora rubber floors are extremely robust because of their very thick surface and their high-quality appearance is maintained for decades.
nora floor coverings reduce the sound of footsteps on the floor due to their permanent elasticity and so ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the room.
Whether it's done with a machine or by hand: uncoated nora floor coverings are easy to clean.
Floor coverings by nora systems score points for their low operating and maintenance costs. In addition, there are no surface restoration costs.
*This text can be copied free of charge. Please send us a specimen copy.
About nora systemsnora systems develops, produces and markets high-quality, elastic floor coverings as well as shoe components under the nora® brand. The company, which has its headquarters in the German town of Weinheim, was created from Freudenberg Bausysteme KG in 2007 and, as the global market leader, has shaped the development of rubber floor coverings for many years. With its more than 1,000 employees, nora systems generated a turnover of €229.1 million in 2017. In 2018, nora systems was acquired by Interface Inc., Atlanta (USA). Interface is the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet tiles for the commercial sector.