nora floor coverings are renowned for their ergonomic advantages. Durability and underfoot comfort comes as standard due to the durable elasticity of the rubber, meaning they can withstand heavy and continual foot flow. noraplan® stone tiles were installed throughout the school building to provide walking comfort, shock absorbing properties and lifelong elasticity, ensuring that pressure on the joints and spine is noticeably reduced. Noise reduction is also a key feature of noraplan stone, offering 6-8dB sound absorption to significantly reduce walking noise and provide comfortable acoustics within all the new departments. Strong and long lasting, noraplan® sentica and noraplan® stone will ensure the flooring stands up to the demands of a busy school.
Cost effective with minimal maintenance
nora floor coverings are incredibly wear-resistant, due to the dense, closed surfaces. Coupled with easy maintenance and cleaning, these floors will look as good as new after years of intensive usage and with no coatings required, they are the most cost-effective long term solution. This is why they are used in numerous educational buildings and other public buildings with high footfall such as airports and museums. Optimal safety
For any school, the safety and wellbeing of its pupils is paramount and Notting Hill Preparatory School is no exception. All nora floor coverings are classified as fire-toxicologically safe according to the German standard DIN 53 436. They are free of PVC, phthalate plasticizers and halogens. With numerous sustainability and Green Design certificates such as Blue Angel and BRE A+ rating, nora is a safe choice for schools.Notting Hill Preparatory School adopts a ‘thinking school approach’, committed to developing a passion for learning in all its pupils by delivering dynamic and inspiring teaching. The environment of the new school building has to be conducive to these goals. Due to the talents of Hanson Architects and the quality and design of nora floor coverings, the new school building is one of inspiration and creativity and has been recognised as such by the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018.