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Flooring for Public Buildings

In public buildings, functionality is harmonized with aesthetic design. For public building floors, durability, comfort, ergonomics and easy maintenance or cleaning are essential. And of course, attractive designs and properties such as good indoor air quality are also important when selecting the suitable floor covering for a public building.

More safety in public buildings with nora flooring solutions for offices, museums, libraries, barracks, airports and arenas

A flooring in public buildings has to be versatile. Depending on its application, a floor in a public building must meet different requirements. For example, a highly frequented flooring for airports, stations or stadiums (arenas), on which hundreds of people are passing by every day, must be extremely resistant in order to avoid unattractive tracking patterns or damage. A flooring in stations or airports must be particularly easy to clean and maintain, while in public buildings such as museums, libraries, administration offices or schools it should contribute to healthy indoor air quality and at the same time absorbe noise for a better concentration of visitors. A slip resistant flooring for public buildings should be selected very carefully with the right specifications.

nora floor coverings for public buildings are highly economical and help to avoid downtime. No special coatings or difficult renovation work has to be carried out, as nora rubber floor coverings last for decades. This durability makes nora floor coverings ideal for the use in police stations, fire stations, courts, government offices, museums, galleries and other public buildings.

nora floor coverings for public buildings offer a wide range of features and different designs. Individual inlays provide many options for highlighting zones within general traffic areas. nora inlays for floors in public buildings can also be used for way marking and guidance. Due to its dense surface and dimensional stability, nora floor coverings and inlays can be installed without joint sealing. Other areas such as office and hotel entrances can be provided with custom-designed logos and emblems.

Advantages of nora floorcoverings for public buildings


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.


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Specific solutions for "Uncoated"

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Dimensional Stability
Baoding Great Wall Automobile R&D Center

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 absence of phthalate plasticizers allows nora rubber to be installed tightly end-to-end and remain dimensionally stable for decades.

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Room acoustics
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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.

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Complete package
Balgrist Campus

Life is complicated enough already. You want to simplify. Offering a complete ecosystem of coordinated products, nora ensures an easy harmonization of material in your important spaces.

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Service quality
Service quality

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.

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Prague Czech National Library Of 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.

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Future Office
Future Office

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.”

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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.

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Boerhof Showroom Valua

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.

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Fire Protection
Fire protection

If there is a fire, every second counts. Fhe fire and smoke properties of the materials used in construction are important. nora rubber floor coverings are flame-retardant (according to EN 13 501) and fire-toxicologically safe (according to the German standard DIN 53436). 



Specific solutions for fire protection

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Quick Installation System

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.

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Specific solutions for quick installation system

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Design and Colour Effects
Colour tailored exactly to the architect's specifications: red-brown rubber floor covering in the Barenboim-Said Academy, Berlin

Colour 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 colour needs and direct feedback, and that symbiotically informs and guides our product development and colour ways.

And if you have a special requirement, we can do it, too.

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Made in Germany
Made in Germany

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.”

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