A floor that scores with a sustainable product life cycle
Quality is not only shown in the functional properties of the products, but also in the development of healthy floors for living and their future-oriented, ecologically conscious production. Rubber flooring is produced with foresight, valuable resources are used sparingly, attention is paid to low energy consumption during production and manufacturing processes are constantly being optimized. The company continuously checks, improves and perfects – always for the best possible result. “It is not for nothing that the standard formulations of nora’s rubber floor coverings have been awarded the cradle-to-cradle silver certificate”, adds Floris.
For good indoor air in flexible working spaces
Recent workplace trends suggest that employees benefit from adaptable and flexible working environments: At the De Bijenkorf headquarters, employees enjoy access to pool tables, dining areas, breakout spaces and lounge seating. A restaurant and additional common spaces away from the building entrance allow users to mix and socialize with one another. The designers furnished the lounge areas with custom seating and hanging planters – some plants are even built into the seating, ensuring employees are never far from a dose of plant-based oxygen. So wherever the employees are in the room, everywhere they benefit from good indoor air quality. And this is precisely where nora floor coverings score points, as they also contribute to good indoor air quality. This is thanks to the fact that they are extremely low-emission, as evidenced by numerous international certifications. Also cleaning of nora rubber floors is low-emission and can basically be carried out with a simple wipe. This protects the environment and at the same time has economic benefits.
Good acoustics for efficient work
Especially in open-plan offices, good acoustics are crucial for the well-being of employees and relaxed working. The right floor covering in particular contributes to a low-noise environment: “In order to reduce the walking noise in the open space office, an acoustically effective floor was needed,” explains Floris. “This was also one of the reasons why the planners and architects opted for rubber floorings from nora. This is because their permanent elasticity considerably reduces walking noises”, he concludes. So even in a large office area, such as that of De Bijenkorf, there is a pleasantly quiet atmosphere. The rubber flooring also has a pleasurable haptic quality. This is where you notice the grip and slip resistance of the flooring,