Everyday rubber flooring
As well as noraplan® sentica, other flooring was installed at the Maggenberg residential care home, including noraplan® valua for some of the corridors and rooms and norament® arago for the staff canteen. “Both noraplan® valua and norament® arago look great with their special texture and contribute hugely to the atmosphere of well-being in the home”, says Hagen. Apart from the visual aspects, another plus point for care home management were the extremely resistant properties of the rubber flooring. Despite the large number of wheelchair and zimmer frame users, the flooring continues to look good after long periods of use and shows virtually no wear marks. Add to that the fact that nora flooring is highly slip-resistant and this greatly enhances safety throughout the Maggenberg care home.
In addition to those aspects mentioned above, pleasant acoustics are also important for a successful feel-good atmosphere at the units as well as in the staff canteen. nora flooring has plenty to offer here, too. “For example, the norament® arago flooring that was installed in our canteen has the appearance of stone but with all the practical benefits of rubber”, explains Hagen. As a result, the durable elasticity of the flooring significantly reduces walking noise. This reduction in noise level, which influences the well-being of care home residents and staff, should not be underestimated.
Cost-effective to boot
As is known in the nursing home industry, the balance between a comfortable environment and cost-effectiveness is always taken into consideration. While the building or renovation of care homes is continuously geared towards the residents’ needs for a comfortable environment, the costs and pressure for more efficiency for the facility itself also rise. This difficult balance between these various demands was evident with the refurbishment of the Maggenberg residential care home. “When it comes to flooring in care home facilities, cost-effectiveness plays a large role in everyday operations. nora flooring makes a decisive contribution in this area since it is not only highly resistant but also easy and economical to clean”, said Hagen. “But that’s not all: we were pleasantly surprised by the extremely fast installation of the nora flooring in the staff canteen, causing virtually no disruptions to our daily business”, concludes the managing director.